Los Angeles Community College District

Director of Business Services (#1003)

$85.73-$100.67 hourly / $14,859.90-$17,449.11 monthly / $178,318.80-$209,389.32 annual


Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the District's centralized business services functions.

Typical Duties

Plans and directs the District's centralized business services functions which includes the areas of:


Risk management


Employee benefits

Environmental and occupational health and safety

Emergency Preparedness

General staff support services

Directs the preparation of specifications, bid conditions, award of contracts, contracts, and related documents.

Directs a District-wide risk management program which includes property and liability insurance, tort liability, workers' compensation, and environmental and occupational health and safety and acts as a technical advisor.

Directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of a risk avoidance program.

Directs the administration of the group benefit programs and services of the District and acts as an advisor to the Joint Labor Management Benefits Committee (JLMBC).

Directs the development and implementation of a comprehensive environmental and occupational health, safety and emergency preparedness program for the District.

Provides general administrative direction over the facilities management for the District Office.

Provides general administrative direction over the business services for the LACCD Van de Kamp Innovation Center (VDK Center) and District leased commercial property.

Directs the operations of the District Office Support Services Unit.

Assists the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development in developing business plans and policies which are consistent with the goals and objectives of the District and prevailing business trends and practices.

Provides advice and assistance to District administrators on the implementation and management of business operations at their location.

Responds to site emergencies on a District-wide basis to assist and direct the determination of effective and appropriate action.

Coordinates the District's centralized business services functions with other departments and the colleges.

Represents the District at a variety of meetings, committees, and conferences on matters related to business services.

Analyzes state legislative and administrative decisions, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on the business operations of the District.

Directs and prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding business services.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Director of Business Services is responsible for administering a diverse group of District-wide business functions which include the areas of contracts, risk management, procurement, employee benefits, environmental and occupational health and safety, emergency preparedness, and general support services.

A Risk Manager develops, implements, and administers risk management programs designed to minimize losses and to assure the efficient and economical operation of the District's liability, workers' compensation, and loss-control programs.


General direction is received from the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development. General supervision is exercised over management, professional, technical, and clerical staff assigned to Business Services.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of governmental procurement and contracting

Principles and practices of contract law

Principles and practices of risk management

Policies and business practices of the insurance industry

Principles and practices of environmental and occupational health and safety

Principles and practices of disaster planning and emergency management response procedures

Principles and practices of business and public administration

Principles and practices of personnel management

Federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, codes and regulations related to assigned functions

State legislative processes and procedures

Principles of organization and management

Principles of supervision and training

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware common to the business and operational functions of Business Services

Ability to:

Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate a complex and diverse program of business functions

Recognize the critical elements of problems, develop and evaluate data, determine solutions, and make logical recommendations

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Motivate, direct, train, and develop others

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve departmental goals

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators and staff of the District and other public and private organizations

Develop and implement strategic plans

Provide leadership and technical assistance to others

Integrate technology into business decisions and operations

Allocate and effectively utilize the human, fiscal, and physical resources of the department

Prepare effective written and oral communications, reports, and presentations

Effectively utilize computer equipment and management information systems in the performance of duties

Travel to off-site meetings

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in business administration, public administration, or a related field. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable.


Five years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in a senior business management position with responsibility for administering a variety of business functions which included risk management and procurement for an organization employing 500 or more employees. Experience must have included the supervision of staff, which included professional level employees. Public agency experience is desirable.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.

Travel to locations throughout the District is be required.

Must meet the requirements for bonding.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1003; EST: ; REV: 1/30/2019;