$95,917 - $111,036 yearly
City of Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach, CA, USA
Hermosa Beach is the small town others aspire to be. A beautiful beach, eclectic neighborhoods, unique commercial districts, and welcoming gateways create an unrivaled coastal destination. The City has effectively balanced the small town, beach culture with its enviable position as a regional and statewide coastal destination. The City is committed to protecting coastal resources and takes a practical, fiscally-responsible approach to reducing its environmental footprint. Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Hermosa Beach is the heart of the “South Bay” region and plays host to a number of high-profile community events such as summer concerts, street fairs, and sporting events for beach volleyball, tennis and more. Due to the number of events and attraction of a large visitor population, the City operates in many ways like a larger city. During the 2017–18 fiscal year, beach attendance ranged from a low of 84,900 in February 2018 to a high of 750,000 in July 2017, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division. This beautiful city situated on the Pacific Ocean has many amenities—hotels, motels, a youth hostel, plentiful parks, is home to the famous Hermosa Beach Pier, and is within a short commute of many of the largest and best-known names in corporate America in the aerospace, tech, industrial, service, and financial fields. The Hermosa Beach City School District, consistently recognized as a California Distinguished School, offers a high-quality education to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, while high schoolers attend Mira Costa or Redondo Union High Schools in neighboring cities.
The City of Hermosa Beach was incorporated on January 14, 1907 as a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in the five-member City Council who are elected at large on a non-partisan basis. Councilmembers serve four-year, staggered terms, with an election every two years and each Councilmember serving a rotation as Mayor. The City Council is responsible for appointing a City Manager to direct the day-to-day operations of the City, which include Community Development, Community Resources, Finance, Human Resources, Police, and Public Works Departments. The City offers a full range of municipal services including police, fire protection (provided by Los Angeles County since December 30, 2017), community development (planning and zoning), cultural, recreation and parks, maintenance and construction of public improvements, parking and animal control, and general administration. The City has an annual budget of $63 million and approximately 130 full-time staff members.
Under general direction of the City Manager, the City Clerk plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates all activities of the City Clerk’s Office relating to Council meetings, City elections, and public records requests in accordance with applicable laws, codes, policies, and procedures. Representative duties include:
Serve as City Clerk to the City Council.
Coordinate the preparation of Council agendas and supporting material including public notification, technical and legal documents; publish, issue, and post final agenda.
Direct the preparation, publication, distribution, filing, indexing, and safekeeping of Council proceedings, minutes, and actions.
Plan and direct the processing of ordinances, resolutions, bond issues, annexations, vacations, assessments, charter amendments, initiatives, referendum, recall petitions, and other related documents.
Maintain the City Municipal Code; certify City documents; attest to proper execution of all public documents.
Serve as the custodian of the City Seal, official City records, and official municipal documents; plan and direct the City’s records retention/preservation program in compliance with legal requirements and City policy.
Oversee the processing of all appointments, resignations, and terminations for all official boards, commissions, and committees; administer oaths and affirmations.
Plan and direct municipal elections including managing the dissemination, and return of ballots and the filing of all required technical documents; oversee and/or perform notary public duties.
Serve as filing officer and official for state and local campaign statements and conflict of interest codes of the City Council advisory bodies and all designated employees under the Political Reform Act.
Receive and process petitions, claims against the City, and lawsuits.
Analyze, review, and make recommendations regarding office procedures. • Prepare, administer, and control department budget.
Oversee City Clerk department staff and/or interns; this position may have supervisory responsibility over professional and/or senior-level staff.
Coordinate City Clerk department activities with other City departments, divisions, and with outside agencies.
Verify that official City activities are in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and City policies; works independently and makes appropriate decisions based on knowledge of City policies; performs duties within scope of authority.
Assure the absolute confidentiality of City’s confidential records and information.
Assure that security protocols are followed, and all reports and paperwork are completed in a timely manner; updates, corrects, retrieves, and releases information according to procedures.
Maintain the confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The City of Hermosa Beach is an exciting and vibrant place to work where one can make an immediate positive impact on the quality of life for the community. The ideal candidate will be engaging and confident, comport their self with an executive presence, and have a positive, constructive approach to work. This person will support the relationship between the City of Hermosa Beach and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff. The selected candidate will be personable, have a sense of humor, and thrive in a close-knit team that is proud of the community it serves. Education and Experience Requires any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance such as a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, or a closely related field; AND five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience including at least three years of supervisory experience. Licenses and Certificates A valid California State Driver’s License is required. A Notary Public license or the ability to obtain one before the date of hire is required. Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) certification is desirable. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The salary for this position is within an established annual range of $95,917 to $111,036, dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, a robust benefits package is provided, which includes:
Management Performance Bonus-up to 10% annually
Participation in PERS-level based on prior PERS experience
City-paid Deferred Compensation-up to $8,000 per year
4/10 Work Schedule
100 hours of Management Leave per calendar year
Flexible Insurance Benefit Plan
For additional information on all benefits, please visit: https://www.hermosabeach.gov/our-government/humanresources/memoranda-of-understanding