IDEAL CANDIDATE: The City of Fontana is seeking an energetic, motivated self-starter with unquestionable professional integrity and honesty traits. As the leader of the Human Resources Department, the incumbent must have strong leadership and management skills, be able to work well with others, and deal constructively with conflict. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing the short and long term strategic goals of the Department, as well as the City as a whole. The Director of Human Resources & Risk Management must be a facilitator, able to fully understand the needs and goals of each individual Department while maintaining legal and ethical standards and best practices. The ideal candidate must be able to embrace and promote change, as they will be instrumental when leading the City towards emerging trends in Human Resources while maintaining the City’s family-like atmosphere. They should also be persistent, motivated, an effective communicator, organized, and able to mentor staff.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in all phases of human resources and risk management, including a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory responsibility. Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, industrial relations, psychology or a related field. Experience administering a Workers’ Compensation and liability program, as well as negotiating all aspects of a benefits program and working directly with labor associations and unions is highly desirable.
APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a City application online or in person no later than THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Please visit WWW.FONTANA.ORG/JOBS to view complete job description and application materials.
Additional Salary Information: Current Annual Salary is $171,225. Salary will be determined by candidate's qualifications + EXCELLENT BENEFITS that include medical, dental, and vision insurance, cell phone allowance, auto allowance, administrative leave, personal leave, 11 City-observed holidays with an additional 3 floating holidays, 4/10 work schedule, and much more.
About City of Fontana
Nestled against the San Bernardino Mountains, Fontana is a modern city that offers its residents and visitors a wealth of community activities, combined with a thriving local economy and central and easy access to major business centers. Industrial and trucking-based industries continue to prosper in Fontana, due to the City’s location at the crossroads of major trade routes (Interstates 10, 15, and 210) and the presence of the Union Pacific Railroad. The City is also home to many large retailers and small businesses. The Fontana Metrolink station provides a low-stress commuting option for residents working in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Today, more than 212,000 people call the City of Fontana home. Fontana’s low crime rate, affordable housing, diversity, and below average unemployment rate has made the city one of the fastest growing in California and a trendsetter in San Bernardino County. Despite the city’s rapid growth, Fontana still maintains a hometown atmosphere.
Fontana is a very dynamic City that has roots in the steel industry and is comprised of a unique blend of both residential and industrial uses. It is a general-law city that is governed by a five member... City Council, including the Mayor, under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out policies and ordinances that are adopted by the City Council, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government, and appointing department heads. The City of Fontana is organized into three major units that are led by two Deputy City Managers and the Chief of Police. The Administrative Services Organization includes the Office of the City Clerk, the Community Services Department, the Information Technology (IT) Department, the Management Services Department, and Housing & Economic Development. The Development Services Organization includes the Community Development Department, the Engineering Department, and the Public Works Department. The Human Resources Department reports directly to the City Manager.
The City of Fontana provides first-class services to the community such as police protection; the construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and other infrastructure; waste water and sanitation services; and recreational services and cultural events. The City’s overall budget for FY 2018-19 is approximately $228 million.
Fontana was named one of the Nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance and ING in 2008 and again in 2010. In 2014, Fontana was named in the Top 20 Safest Cities in the Nation by Business Insider and in 2017 Fontana was named the second strongest City financially by the Fiscal Times as well as one of the Top Work Places in the Inland Empire by the Inland News Group.