Basic Needs Specialist (Bilingual)

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Basic Needs Specialist (Bilingual)

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $56,868.00 - $78,444.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2021-02047

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: OC - Student Development

Closing: 6/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Under the direction of an assigned administrator, a Basic Needs Specialist plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates a broad set of activities pertaining to students' basic needs, including providing direct support to students by planning, organizing, and implementing individualized basic needs solutions.

The current vacancy is a full time (12 mos/year, 40 hrs/week), bilingual (English/Spanish) position located at Oxnard College; pending board approval.

Current salary information does not reflect a 2% increase that will begin July 1, 2021.


Oxnard College was founded in 1975 and is the newest of the three community colleges in the county. Set on 118 acres and located two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, the college is easily accessible by the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) or the Pacific Coast Highway.

More information about Oxnard College can be found here: Oxnard College

More information about Student Services can be found here: Student Services


The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.

The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

The Ventura County Community College District seeks candidates who are best prepared to meet the needs, interests, and goals of the diverse students it serves and assures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular, bilingual and non-bilingual vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties
Oversee the development of resources, programs, events, and services as related to social services work to support students' basic needs including housing, food, mental health, and employment. E

Establish local and regional collaborative relationships and partnerships with business entities, community organizations, and local educational agencies pertaining to student basic needs; partner with food bank affiliates and other non-profit entities to support students to secure resources. E

Coordinate college-wide food pantry efforts, including providing work direction to student workers, coordinating staffing; ordering, receiving, and stocking food items; and maintaining food quality controls. E

Assist students applying for food assistance programs offered through the California Department of Social Services by providing information about programs, prescreening program participants, aiding with completing applications, and providing appropriate program participation verification documents. E

Refer students seeking employment to applicable college or community resources. E

Maintain regular contact with program participants to determine student needs and provide information regarding available services. E

Refer students to applicable community, business and governmental agencies, as well as appropriate student and academic support services offered by the college. E

Coordinate and attend outreach events to inform students of the Basic Needs Program; assist students with the application process. E

Communicate with faculty, staff, students, administrators, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, vendors, governmental agencies, and the public regarding available services, eligibility requirements, policies, timelines, required forms, and other information related to the Basic Needs Program. E

Communicate the objectives, progress, and outcomes of the program initiatives to faculty, staff, students, administrators, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, vendors, governmental agencies, and/or the public. E

Plan joint events and participate in planning and implementation meetings with other college departments and programs, and business and community representatives. E

Serve as a District representative on various committees associated with the program. E

Monitor the program budget and make recommendations regarding allocation of resources and expenditure of funds. E

Coordinate the collection and analysis of data; participate in the preparation and submission of fiscal reports, program plans, progress reports, and other narrative and statistical reports as required and in accordance with District and external agency requirements. E

Compose, format, prepare and distribute correspondence, memoranda, publicity materials, surveys, brochures, flyers, bulletins, reports, presentations, and other materials; create and disseminate outreach materials to support the Basic Needs Program. E

Troubleshoot and resolve problems and recommend solutions related to student's basic needs.. E

Provide guidance and technical direction to project personnel, including student workers. E

Perform other duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university AND one year of experience working in a human services or social services capacity.


An associate degree from a recognized college or university AND three years of experience working in a human services or social services capacity.


Valid California Driver's License

Possession of a Valid California Food Handler Card is preferable

Supplemental Information

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by June 23, 2021. The examination process may consist of any of the following components: A) Training and Experience Evaluation = Qualifying (pass/fail)* B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score


A T&E is an assessment by subject matter experts of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared the candidate for the position as evidenced in the application materials. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.

The eight (8) candidates with the highest passing scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview.
Date Range: 6/28/21 - 7/02/21

Date Range: 7/12/21 - 7/16/21
Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the interview, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.
The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

ELIGIBILITY LIST: Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

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