Hamner, Jewell & Associates has positions available for experienced project managers, licensed right of way agents, relocation agents, social media manager and support staff to join our Central Valley and Central Coast offices.  Send an introductory email via our contact form to request an application and inquire about current openings or email your resume to We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Current openings:


Arroyo Grande, CA

Our Central Coast based professional services firm has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced accountant for a key position in fast-paced, hands-on environment. Must be a team player, willing to step up to assist with whatever is needed as part of the firm’s business management team. The successful candidate will have a critical role working with the firm President and Operations Manager. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Must have in-depth, hands-on, full-spectrum accounting experience. The ideal candidate will have accounting experience with a professional services firm that works on government contracts with extensive time and expense detailed billing requirements and be fully knowledgeable with cost accounting in accordance with AASHTO audit guidelines. Must have thorough QuickBooks knowledge and either experience with Deltek Accounting and Project Management Software or exceptional ability to aid our firm with software evaluation, selection, and implementation. Thorough working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel and Outlook. Strong organizational and administrative ability under pressure with the capability of prioritizing and multi-tasking while maintaining detail oriented focus and high accuracy.

Ideal candidates should demonstrate:

  • High ethical standards and trustworthiness
  • Ability to take direction, multi-task, be a self-starter and work well independently as well as being a team player
  • Ability to effectively organize and present information to management concisely
  • Ability to respond in a courteous and professional manner to questions from other staff, clients and vendors.
  • Ability to learn, consistently maintain internal processes and procedures, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills, positive, can-do attitude required

All aspects of Accounting, Compliance & Analysis including:

  • Preparation of volume monthly invoices on projects
  • Time and Materials contracts
  • Cost Plus contracts
  • Fixed fee contracts
  • Accounts Payable
  • Journal entries, account reconciliations, and general ledger transactions in accordance with GAAP
  • Month end closing and financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation
  • Job cost reporting, and Work-In-Progress reporting, budget tracking, and contract management
  • Work directly with Project Managers and Business Management team to ensure deadlines are met for financial reports
  • Development and maintenance of accounting operational procedures and documentation of data flow
  • Prepare W-2’s, 1099’s, independent contractor reporting and quarterly payroll reporting
  • 401k Management
  • Evaluate and implement procedures in compliance with new regulations and laws that effect financial accounting and contract management operations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years of experience in accounting or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of federal and state policies, regulations, accounting procedures, payroll processing and record-keeping
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Word, and Quickbooks, and ideally Deltek
  • Ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in accounting for another professional services firm that provides services to public agencies, specifically familiarity and competence with A&E Caltrans/AASHTO accounting

Operating on the central coast since 1977, our firm offers a friendly working environment, group PPO health plan, and 401k. Wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, including wage requirements. In your cover letter and/or resume, please discuss your experience in each of the areas of responsibilities listed above.

Job Type: Full-time

Real Estate Front Office Assistant (Bilingual)

Ventura, CA

Ventura Real Estate Consulting Firm is seeking a part time bilingual Front Office Assistant from the hours of 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Job duties include answering phones and greeting office guests, setting up and maintaining electronic and paper files, scanning, copying and filing; assisting associates with preparing offer and escrow packages, delivering and picking up documents, providing general clerical support to Associates, maintaining and re-stocking office supplies, and tracking time for all activities.

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • At least 3 years prior experience in an office setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Spanish Bilingual
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in general office and clerical duties
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Bachelor’s degree and prior experience with real estate matters is preferred but not required.

Operating in Ventura since 1977, our firm offers a friendly working environment and wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, including wage requirements. In your cover letter and/or resume, please discuss your experience in each of the areas of responsibilities listed above.

Job Type: Part-time

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