City of Rancho Palos Verdes
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JOB TITLE: Human Resources & Risk Manager

AGENCY: City of Rancho Palos Verdes

LOCATION: Rancho Palos Verdes, California 

FILING DEADLINE:  April 5, 2024

SALARY RANGE:  $112,337 - $190,208 annually



The City of Rancho Palos Verdes seeks a collaborative professional who thrives on building strong organizational connections, is a skilled networker, and is adept at forging meaningful relationships with employees, management, and external partners. Their resourcefulness shines through in their ability to find innovative solutions to complex HR challenges. Moreover, their positive energy is contagious, creating a work environment where employees feel motivated and valued. In essence, RPV’s ideal HR Manager embodies a combination of these qualities, ensuring the smooth functioning and growth of the organization’s human capital.


Typical Job Functions

  • Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Human Resources and Risk function within the Administration Department, including the development and administration of comprehensive benefits, recruitment, and employee relations programs, selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating assigned personnel, risk management, safety and health, and Workers’ Compensation.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service, and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development, administration, and oversight of budgets for the assigned functions.
  • Performs or directs the performance of job analysis and classification studies; conducts compensation studies and participates in the development of compensation and benefit strategies.
  • Develops, organizes, distributes, and administers the City’s personnel policies and procedures manual and job descriptions; reviews and updates as necessary to conform to policy changes, new legislation, etc.
  • Coordinates employee relations activities; provides assistance to management, supervisors and staff in the interpretation of Human Resources policies and procedures and the processing of grievances.
  • Administers City benefit plans; oversees employee orientation and enrollment; acts as liaison with benefit carriers to address claims or issues; reviews and evaluates service delivery and cost effectiveness of benefits plans; makes recommendations for improvements; and ensures maximum effective service provision.
  • Coordinates employee development, training, work evaluation and recognition programs; provides training to City employees involving human resources issues and current topics; conducts specialized training for key personnel on management techniques and policies and procedures.
  • Plans, develops, and executes City health and safety programs and policies to prevent injury, occupational illness, and damage to City property.
  • Drafts and recommends City-wide safety and health directives; maintains City safety manual, including preparation and distribution of appropriate updates.
  • Provides highly complex staff assistance to the City Manager; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; presents reports to various commissions, committees, and boards.
  • Assists with employee and labor relations matters including employee investigations, labor negotiations, and disciplinary actions.



Rancho Palos Verdes is a semi-rural community situated atop the hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County. The city enjoys expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and Los Angeles basin. Within the city’s 13.6 square miles are the 1,400-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, approximately 31 miles of trails, two beaches, and 7.5 miles of Pacific coastline. There are historic landmarks and points of interest such as Wayfarers Chapel, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Terranea Resort, Trump National Golf Club, and the Point Vicente Lighthouse. With all this and more, Rancho Palos Verdes has become known as “paradise” or “a place set apart.” The City Administration Department is comprised of six (6) divisions: City Clerk, City Manager, Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety, Human Resources, Information Technology, and RPV TV. The purpose of the City Administrative Department is to carry out City Council’s direction and direct the city-wide departmental activities and operations. The City Administration Department is instrumental in executing the long-term vision for the city in collaboration with the City Council and Department Directors.


For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at: https://koffassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Rancho-Palos-Verdes-HRRM.pdf


To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: https://koffassociates.com/rpv-hr-risk-manager/. Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organization(s).


For additional information, please contact:

Chelsea Freeman

(510) 570-3844


Website: https://koffassociates.com