Community Program Specialist – Department of Development Services – Long Beach, CA


The Department of Development Services has an immediate opening for a Community Program Specialist (unclassified) to support the Special Projects Officer with grant administration and writing. The successful candidate will be a highly organized, self-sufficient professional who is trustworthy and has excellent writing skills and attention to detail.


 Assist in the management and implementation of complex administrative programs relating to the City’s Safe Long Beach Plan (Violence Prevention Plan), Human Dignity Program, and Gang Reduction and Intervention Program (GRIP).

 Assist with monthly program reports and compliance, including financial reports as needed.

 Assist in writing federal, state, and foundation grants.

 Coordinate and provide staff support for program related meetings.

 Monitor expenditures including invoices, staff time, and other expenses.

 Assist in developing updates for City Council.

 Interface with other departments and the public in person and by telephone.

 Coordinate and implement community outreach, community resource guide, and presentations at community meetings.

 Perform other duties as assigned.


 Ability to learn, interpret, retain, and communicate technical and complex information, terminology, policies and procedures.

 Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

 Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities.

 Ability to manage multiple assignments/priorities.

 Ability to consistently produce a professional work product by deadline.


 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, or closely related field Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

 Grade levels II and III require additional full-time professional experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position. A Master’s Degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required professional experience.

 Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat software.

 A valid California motor vehicle operator’s license.

 Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends.  Bilingual skills are highly desirable.


To be considered, applicants must e-mail a letter of interest and resume in PDF or MS Word format to:

No later than 4:00 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015. Recruitment code DV 15‐025 must in the subject line of the e‐mail.

The application packets will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. Incomplete applications or candidates who clearly do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-7744.