Community Service Officer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job No: 533858; 11/13/2023 REVISED

Community Services Specialist
Public Safety

Salary Range: $3,338 - $4,816/Monthly 

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, varies; some overnight, weekends and overtime may be required; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions: The Community Service Specialist is a civilian employee who supports police administration and field operations by performing a variety of assigned tasks. The Community Service Specialist I is an unarmed, public servant who assists by patrolling campus on foot, bike, or vehicle, performs security assignments, administrative tasks, and related campus community service functions. These tasks include assisting in the physical logistics of campus special events and emergencies; manning static post in areas such as student housing, the library, and special events; patrolling and protecting the campus community from hazards such as fire, theft, vandalism, trespassing and other crimes; assisting in the enforcement of campus rules and regulations; reporting hazardous/dangerous condition. opening and securing campus facilities; coordinating and testing campus alarm systems; providing general information and service to the public and responding when appropriate to assist students. The nature of the duties may also require, successful completion of a background check, physical and psychological exam and/or the ability to attend Police Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) programs related to public safety support and dispatch activities. The Community Service Specialist I works under the general supervision of the Administrative Lieutenant and/or a designated Police Sergeant.

Required Qualifications & Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and three to six months related experience would normally achieve these entry qualifications. The incumbent must possess a California Driver's License. The incumbent must have the knowledge of and/or the ability to learn how to use applicable public safety equipment and systems example: Deactivation/Activation of security/alarm systems. The incumbent must possess excellent personal communication and customer service skills. The incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with campus community; and to use computer based system programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: High school graduate with good writing abilities. 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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