City of Whittier-Development Specialist I

11/23/2021 9:31:55 AM 420


$48,695.62 - $63,926.71 Annually


Whittier, CA

Job Type



Community & Economic Development

Job Number


Closing date and time

12/3/2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


Los Angeles County Development Authority
Located in South Whittier
Hours: 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Contract Position

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is a dynamic and innovative local government agency created in 1982 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The agency is an industry leader in four (4) core service areas: affordable housing, and community, economic, and housing development. Funded primarily with federal grants, the LACDA prides itself on sponsoring new solutions to local issues and forming partnerships with private and public agencies. To learn more about the agency's work in support of its mission to Build Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods, please visit www.lacda.org 

Under direct supervision, the Development Specialist (I), performs a variety of specialized and general administrative tasks related to building operations, services, and the collection, organization, and tracking of data related to the facility usage and grounds maintenance at the Community Resource Center (CRC).

This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, requiring the selected candidate to work independently during evening hours. The scheduled work hours are Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Fridays 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Regular attendance is an essential requirement.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides information and referrals regarding community resources to the public. 
  • Performs general clerical tasks. 
  • Greets and directs the public. 
  • Answers a high volume of phones and refers callers to appropriate individuals or community agencies and takes complete messages. 
  • Handles facility reservations and room set-up for a variety of functions. 
  • Tracks and monitors internal facility grounds and security operations. 
  • Compiles and analyzes information related to program participation, facility usage and operations. 
  • Completes annual inventory of CRC property and equipment orders, tracks and monitors the facility ground maintenance supplies. 
  • Conducts procurements for supplies and services; monitors and troubleshoots building mechanical systems and office equipment functionality. 
  • Participates in the implementation of new program activities or program improvements/enhancements and special events. 
  • Makes effective recommendations; maintains accurate records; understands and applies policies and procedures.
The Development Specialist (I) must have thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, business correspondence, proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to organize, coordinate, and maintain confidentiality of paperwork. Ability to operate a personal computer, job related software programs, and perform a variety of administrative/clerical tasks. Ability to work independently and performs other related duties as assigned. 

The ideal candidate establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with staff, public, and other agencies. The candidate must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


  1. High school graduate or equivalent required. 
  2. Associate degree or have completed sixty (60) units for semester system or ninety (90) units for quarter system of college coursework in a related field of study from an accredited college/university and one (1) year of directly related work experience in a professional office environment, demonstrating strong communication skills, providing superior customer service and a variety of administrative/clerical tasks.
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  4. Bilingual in Spanish is highly desired for this recruitment.

Additional Information

NOTE:  Development Specialists may perform physical activities that may include but limited to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds, stooping and bending, working with hands and arms raised above the head, and grasping materials and equipment with both hands.

Salary is dependent on qualifications (experience, education, skills and abilities).  Initial salary placement is generally made at the beginning to mid-point of the posted range. New hires are not eligible to start at the maximum of the posted range.

Successful applicants must possess a valid California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record, complete background investigation, Live Scan fingerprint search, pre-employment physical and drug screening prior to appointment.

To be considered, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://www.lacda.org. In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the qualifications. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Work experience must be supported by the experience in your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer. A resume cannot be substituted for any section of the online application and/or supplemental application. If your application is incomplete, it may be rejected at any stage of the examination process.

To receive credit for a college,  university degree, or Master's degree, you must attach a copy of College or University Degree or official transcripts that indicate graduation to your application at the time of filing.

Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process. 

Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via email. You are responsible for monitoring correspondence from this office by checking your email account in a timely manner.

Those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the position will be invited for the examination process that may include an online assessment.

This is a grant-funded position. Section 3 compliant. Continuation of employment is contingent upon continued funding.


Los Angeles County Development Authority
700 W. Main Street

Alhambra, California, 91801