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The Administration Department provides the administrative and personnel functions of the city. Services offered in the Administration Department include citizens assistance, public information, and employment opportunities.
Phone Number: (760) 499-5062Fax Number: (760) 499-1500
City ManagerThe City Manager for the City of Ridgecrest is the head of the government of the City under the direction and control of the Council. Some of the City Manager’s duties include: enforcing the laws and regulations of the City, State and Federal government, providing direction to department heads and employees, preparation of rules and regulations, conducting studies, keeping the Council advised on financial condition of the City, and assisting in the preparation of the annual City budget to Council for approval. Performance of other duties may be delegated from time to time by other action of Council. All departments report to the City Manager and he in turn is responsible for the appointment of all department heads. In essence, in the City of Ridgecrest, the City Manager is the head of the City government under the direction of the City Council.
The City Clerk has a statutory duty to record the official minutes of all City Council meetings; maintain original resolutions and ordinances, and is the custodian of the City seal. Additionally, she is the chief election officer for municipal elections. The City Clerk's office is the depository for all-official documents and records. The Clerk assists and supports the public and City departments by making available the records necessary for the City to advance its administrative, legal and legislative functions. The City Clerk encourages the use of cost-saving/productivity improving record management techniques throughout the City. The City Clerk prepares all necessary documents for public hearings, posts notices and copies of ordinances as required by law and maintains and updates the Municipal Code.
The Human Resource Division not only helps to maintain the most important asset of the company - the employees - but it also helps in protecting employees rights.
The purpose of the Human Resources Division is to establish, develop, maintain, and communicate office policies throughout the entire company and to represent, help, advise, and consult with the employees, while simultaneously keeping the overall best interests of the company in mind. The Human Resource Division develops hiring plans and recruiting policies, handles compensation and salary administration. It also works for affirmative action and handles employee relations, separations, contracts, performance reviews, benefits, 457 deferred compensation and CalPERS Retirement plans, and maintains employee official Personnel Records. Human Resources develop official documentation, workplace ethics/code of conduct, employee handbooks, employee training programs, award/reward programs and community connections.
Ultimately the purpose of having a Human Resource Division comes down to wanting a cordial and friendly atmosphere where employees can work side by side with their peers to create an effective business mechanism.
Council MembersJim SandersLori ActonEddie ThomasMike Mower
CITY OF RIDGECREST - 100 W CALIFORNIA AVE - RIDGECREST CA 93555 - (760) 499-5000