Community Social Services Assistant (#RS7015)
$21.71-$26.38 Hourly / $3,762.26-$4,573.05 Monthly / $45,147.18-$54,876.68 Yearly


Under direction, assists in the operation of a community service center and/or a community social service program; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class works in a community service center or program, monitoring and implementing program activities which serve the general public. The Community Social Services Assistant position is distinguished from the Community Social Services Director in that the latter manages a community center and is responsible for performing the full scope of supervisory duties.


  • Assists with the development, coordination and implementation of community service programs.
  • Organizes and conducts activities; tracks and monitors client participation; ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Encourages community participation to achieve program objectives; makes client referrals to other services as needed.
  • Conducts community outreach projects regarding available community and social service program resources.
  • Organizes and oversees arts and crafts, games and special event activities at community centers, parks, playgrounds and other sites; supervises organized tour programs; establishes schedules and methods for program activities; interprets and enforces rules; maintains order and discipline.
  • Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals, objectives, and self-sufficiency plans as defined by the department.
  • Assists with the procurement of program items and supplies; inspects and maintains inventories; ensures appropriate delivery of purchased items.
  • Monitors and inspects the cleanliness and safety of facilities and service delivery areas; schedules maintenance as needed.
  • Completes forms and logs; prepares correspondence and maintains records; distributes information; prepares activity schedules.
  • May schedule, lead and direct the work of part-time support staff and/or volunteers.


License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Special Requirements: 1) Must submit to fingerprinting as mandated by State law; 2) may be required to work evenings, weekends and/or other hours as needed.

Education: Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with major coursework in recreation, social science, public or business administration or a closely related field.

Substitution: Paid experience in a community service, social service or government agency which involved recreation, program planning, or social service delivery, may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Note: One thousand verifiable volunteer hours may substitute for six (6) months of qualifying experience up to a maximum of 2 years of required experience. The volunteer experience must be documented on letterhead from the receiving organization; dates, number of hours worked, and duties performed, within the last ten (10) years.


Basic principles of supervision; basic principles of organizations, administration and management; basic principles of group dynamics; human relations; basic math; and record keeping techniques.


Direct the work of others; plan; organize and implement projects; gather and analyze data; understand data; understand oral and written instructions; work independently and with committees and task groups; establish and maintain working relationships with associates and general public; prepare and present program proposals.


Mobility-Occasional operation of key boards; occasional sitting and standing for long period; frequent walking; occasional pushing/pulling, bending/squatting; occasional driving; occasional climbing ladders, running and crawling; Lifting-Frequently 30 pounds or less; occasional 70+ pounds and restraining, lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Vision-Corrected; constant use of vision; frequent reading and close up work; normal hand-eye coordination; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant to frequent use of hearing and speech on telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional emergency situations and exposure to grief; constant public contact; frequent decision making; occasional exposure to heights; Special Conditions-May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work; frequent exposure to loud sounds and outdoors.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RS7015; EST: 9/9/1998; REV: 6/12/2013;