Community Resource Assistant






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Hiring Organization Housing Authority City of Los Angeles
Post Name Community Resource Assistant
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time  
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 58011 To USD 71344 Per Year  
Location Los Angeles, California, United States 90057

Job Description

This Community Resource Assistant position will manage the Green Ambassador Program, which is a newly launched program funded by The California Department of Transportation’s Clean California Local Grant Program.
The goals of the Clean California Local Grant Program are to (1) reduce the amount of waste and debris in public spaces; (2) enhance, rehabilitate, restore, or install measures to beautify and improve public spaces and mitigate the urban heat island effect; (3) enhance public health, cultural connection.
And community place-making by improving public spaces for walking and recreation; and (4) advance equity for underserved communities. The Green Ambassador Program will be developed at three public housing sites in Watts (Imperial Courts Jordan Downs and.
Nickerson Gardens and five scattered sites; involving the recruitment and utilization of residents in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns, events, and activities are focused on education and culture-shifting to develop awareness and activism around environmental and litter abatement issues and ownership of the related beautification efforts.


Under general direction, the Community Resource Assistant provides broad outreach and administrative support on a variety of programs involving Public Housing residents, Resident Leaders, community stakeholders, and other government agencies.
The Community Resource Assistant should be aware of current local and federal news and events, and general community concerns and may be asked to provide managers with regular updates on related news items. Performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Community Resource Assistant provides a wide range of outreach and administrative support to HACLA public housing residents, Resident Leaders, and liaises with external partners including advocates, non-profits other government agencies, and redevelopment partners on a wide-ranging area of functional responsibilities.
The Community Resource Assistant builds and maintains positive relationships with stakeholders through professional communication and customer service.
The incumbent may occasionally have to operate under periods of high pressure and critical time constraints, and in an environment where priorities are constantly evolving and issues often emerge and change rapidly.
The Community Resource Assistant works/liaises with a wide swathe of HACLA departments in the course of providing, obtaining, and transmitting support and information between HACLA and residents, Resident Leaders, Partners, developers, and Executive Management.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Coordinates all aspects of event planning, implementation, and follow-up for a variety of events and meetings, including but not limited to stakeholder and resident meetings, redevelopment community meetings, and RAC/HARAC meetings
  • Communicates with program partners regarding events, budgets, timelines, contracts, and community commitments.
  • Oversees processing of invoices and budget requests for department budget and/or third-party contracts with the community and/or redevelopment partners
  • Provide clerical oversight of relevant programs, including drafting agendas, and minutes, maintaining files, and developing flyers or other outreach materials.
  • Assists in conducting public meetings with stakeholders, including transportation as needed.
  • Organize training sessions for residents and other specialized assistance as required.
  • Communicates information to residents and other stakeholders on various issues.
  • Coordinates resident outreach activities including distribution of information to residents.
  • May research, curate and distribute daily online articles related to various housing topics in national and local news to HACLA Executive Management.
  • Assists with general office and program duties including answering phones, taking messages, routing calls, and providing information as required.
  • Maintains a variety of office records and files.
  • Compiles routine data for Management.
  • Compiles and prepares various correspondence and documents for Management reports.
Knowledge of: Microsoft Office Suite including but not limited to Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Skills and Abilities

  • Organizing community meetings.
  • Articulate complex matters to large diverse audiences.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish) oral and written preferred.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education and Training: Any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the potential ability to perform the duties of the position; including a high school diploma or equivalent and up to two years of relevant work experience in community engagement in the Public Sector.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and/or training. Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation.
Resumes may be included but may not be submitted in lieu of application content. Only the most qualified applicants will be considered and may be invited to the interview and selection process.

Selection Procedure

Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training. The application must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation.

Hiring Information

All job offers are contingent upon providing proof of full vaccination against COVID -19 and successful completion of a pre-employment evaluation, which includes: a post-offer medical examination (includes drug and alcohol screening), and criminal records check employment. History and education verification, and documentation of the right to work in the United States.
Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the two-dose vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one-dose vaccine. Candidates will start at step one of an eight-step salary range unless there are special exceptions in accordance with agency Personnel Rules.

Disability Accommodation

Testing Accommodations: If you require accommodation due to a physical, mental, or learning disability, please call (213) 252-5400 for special assistance. Special testing accommodations may be arranged if verification of the disability is provided by a physician, rehabilitation counselor, or other authority.
Mandatory Vaccination Accommodations: If you are unable to submit proof of vaccination at the time of acceptance of a job offer due to medical and/or religious reasons, you will need to submit a request for a reasonable accommodation to engage in an interactive process.
Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the two-dose vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one-dose vaccine.

As a condition of new and continued employment, employees in this classification must participate in mandatory direct deposit of payroll. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Candidates who require reasonable accommodation in any portion of the selection process should state their needs in writing when submitting an application.

Pursuant to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles’ Conflict of Interest Policy, new and existing employees are required to refrain from participating in activities, employment, or enterprises.
Which are in conflict with the public interest and/or with their duties as an employee of the Authority. A copy of the Conflict of Interest Policy may be obtained by visiting our website.

HACLA Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision Plan

  • HACLA will provide up to 100% of the CalPERS medical premium rate for Los Angeles, San Bernardino & Ventura Counties Kaiser rates for employee only, employee + one dependent, and employee + multiple dependents as applicable
  • HACLA will provide 100% of basic Dental HMO rates for employee only, employee + one dependent, and employee + multiple dependents as applicable
  • HACLA will provide 100% basic Vision coverage for employee only, employee + one dependent, and employee + multiple dependents as applicable
  • $250 OPT OUT payment is available for employees with a qualifying health plan outside of the employer network.
  • Employees have the option to choose additional optional insurance such as Dental PPO, Custom Vision, additional medical coverage, and voluntary additional life insurance.
  • Short-Term Disability/Long-Term Disability/Mandatory Life:
  • HACLA will provide 100% of STD/LTD/Mandatory Life premiums for all eligible employees to maintain the IRS 125 Plan

Pension Plan

  • HACLA retirement plan is the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Vesting is five (5) years.
  • For Classic members, the pension formula is 2.7% at 55 with members contributing 8% of their wages towards their retirement.
  • For PEPRA members, the pension formula is 2% at 62, with members contributing 7% of their wages towards their retirement.
  • CalPERS will make the determination regarding the type of membership for which the eligible employee will qualify.

General Leave/Holidays/PTO

  • Annual leave accruals vary, depending upon the type of job/position (membership in employee organizational group) and years of service. Length of service increases accrual rates by employee organizational group when service requirements are met.

Newly Hired Annual Accruals

  • At-Will/Non-Represented accrual per pay period 5.23 hours (17 days annually).
  • Council of Housing Professionals-Management accrual per pay period 4.15 hours (14 days annually).
  • Council of Housing Professionals-Administration accrual per pay period 6.78 hours (22 days annually).
  • Service Employees International Union (Local 721) accrual per pay period 6.78 hours (22 days annually).
  • Los Angeles County Building and Construction Trades Council accrual per pay period 5.23 hours (17 days annually).
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees accrual per pay period 6.78 hours (22 days annually).

14 Observed Holidays

  • New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday; President’s Day; Cesar Chavez Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran’s Day; Thanksgiving Day; Day After Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • 12 Floating Holiday hours annually
  • Opportunity to earn up to 120 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) for eligible exempt employees as comp time per calendar year. Employees may cash out up to 120 hours of accrued and unused PTO annually.

Additional Optional Benefits

  • Pre-Tax Deferred Compensation 457 Plan.
  • Group term life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account Options.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible Work Schedules.
  • Partial Telework Program.

Temporary Casual/Per-Diem employees are eligible to enroll/receive the following benefits:

  • Kaiser Medical Insurance – 50% employer-covered medical through Kaiser Permanente if working 30 hours or more per week.
  • Paid Sick Time – 3 days of sick leave after 90 days of employment.
  • Eligible casual employees may enter as Classic or PEPRA members if qualifying requirements are met.
  • Per-Diem employees are not eligible for the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).

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