Los Angeles Community College District

Community Services Specialist (#5059)

$32.98-$40.86 hourly / $5,716.74-$7,082.04 monthly / $68,600.88-$84,984.48 annual


Develops, promotes, implements, directs and evaluates a major community services project or a diversified community services program of limited scope and size.

Typical Duties

Provides project administration with technical and professional expertise on matters related to assigned project responsibilities.

Gathers and analyzes a variety of data related to community needs and interests and develops innovative programs and activities based on these analyses.

Establishes operational policies and procedures of assigned program or project.

Coordinates community services projects and activities with existing programs and services.

Estimates and justifies financial, staffing, facilities, and equipment requirements based on project needs and available resources and controls expenditures for projects and activities.

Gathers and analyzes a variety of data related to the community such as community member interest, needs, cultural, educational, social backgrounds, and physical constitutions.

Interfaces with leaders, organizations, and public agencies of the community to promote college's community service programs.

Attends and participates in project-related community activities and professional conferences and meetings dealing with community services projects.

Coordinates the scheduling of classes of assigned program.

Coordinates on-and-off campus activities for assigned program or project.

Assist with program budget preparation and maintenance of budget balances, records, and statements.

Prepares news releases, catalogues, brochures, and public service announcements to promote programs.

Prepares correspondence, comprehensive reports, and presentations related to the assigned community project and/or program.

Negotiates and prepares contracts for the lease of various facilities.

Recruits, trains, and supervises assigned personnel.

Supervises and participates in the maintenance of program files and records.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Community Services Specialist possesses technical and professional expertise in one or more of the subjects which constitute a community services based project and is responsible for the formulation, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of a major community services project or of a diversified community services program of limited scope and size.

A Community Services Manager plans, develops, promotes, implements, manages and evaluates a large diversified community services program of recreational, cultural, non-credit educational, and special interest courses, activities, and events for a college.

A Community Services Assistant performs duties related to the development, promotion, coordination, and evaluation of a community program or service.  A thorough knowledge of program policies, goals, and procedures is continuously applied in performing the duties of the class.


General supervision is received from a classified or academic supervisor. Immediate supervision is exercised over community services instructors, lower-level community services personnel, clerical personnel, student employees, and other unclassified personnel assigned to the project and/or program.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Current trends in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a community oriented projects and services

Mission, objectives, and goals of assigned program

Principles of business and personnel management

Fundamentals of budgetary preparation and control

Principles and techniques of research

Methods of statistical analysis and presentation

Interests and needs of wide variety of community members including minorities, the elderly, people with disabilities, and young people.

Federal, state and local laws, rules and District administrative regulations and policies governing community services

Community resources and organizations

Marketing and public relations methods and techniques

Educational and vocational advisory techniques

Organization and management of records

Principles of supervision and training

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware common to the management of community services

Ability to:

Independently formulate and coordinate a community services programs of limited scope or facets of a major community services project

Develop innovative programs and services to meet diverse needs and interests of the community

Establish realistic program goals and evaluate program results

Analyze problems accurately and take appropriate action

Gather and analyze data pertaining to assigned project and/or program

Deal effectively and tactfully with personnel of the District and representatives of the community

Effectively handle diverse interpersonal and inter-group relationships

Supervise, train, and coordinate assigned personnel

Prepare clear, comprehensive and accurate reports, presentations, and publicity materials

Travel to off-site events and meetings

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university AND two years of full-time, paid experience with a community-oriented recreational, cultural, educational, or special interest program which included participation in program promotion and implementation.


A valid Class “C” California driver's license is required.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

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: 5059; EST: 7/3/1994; REV: 12/6/2017;