Job Placement Technician (CalWORKs) (Categorically
$46,462.80 - $55,662.00 Annually
11/16/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Student Equity and Success
This position will close on November 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM (or when
150 applications are received, whichever occurs
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the
highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United
States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a
comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles
County. Communities within the College's district include Artesia,
Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk,
and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe
Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and
certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions.
Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos
College online at www.cerritos.edu.
The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to
Kids) department is seeking individuals who are compassionate,
creative, and equity-minded and who demonstrate a commitment to
student equity, inclusion, and access, to help to support the
departments commitment to student success. This individual will
join an outstanding team of faculty, staff, and administrators to
provide high quality services. The CalWORKs program provides
services to retain economically and socially disadvantaged
parenting students receiving cash aid from the Department of Public
Social Services (DPSS) to successfully achieve their educational
goals and long-term economic self-sufficiency. The Job Placement
Technician will work in the CalWORKs office, under the supervision
of the CalWORKs Director, in the division of Student Equity and
Success, which consists of CalWORKs, EOPS/CARE/LINC, and Veterans
Distinguishing Career Features
The Job Placement Technician concentrates on intake and initial
Provides support and service to the job development and job
placement program. Interviews students to determine education, work
history, and qualifications for on-and-off campus job placements.
Orients students to the services provided, developing skills in
student job seekers, and providing general office support. Promotes
job placement services on campus and with local employers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Receives student referrals from counselors and others and
receives inquires directly from students and volunteers.
Conducts follow-up visits to review the performance of
participants; makes recommendations for improvement.
Maintains up-to-date temporary, full-time, part-time, and
graduate job banks consisting of employer information and job
specifications. Maintains, updates, and distributes job orders to
Interviews students to verify education, experience, and
special qualifications. Provides individual assistance for students
by critiquing and advising on preparation of resumes, approaches to
interviews, and research of employers.
Assists Counselors with identifying possible matches of
students to jobs based on interest, skills and abilities, and
Assists with organizing of and may attend job fairs.
Publicizes, seeks out, and makes arrangements for job fair
presenters and arranges for other similar activities. Coordinates
and conducts student workshops and community orientations.
Refers students to suitable employment, off campus volunteer
opportunities, and/or internships and coordinates referrals and
services with specially-funded work programs. Assists in the
development of job training-related activities.
Compiles statistics and other data for special reports.
Routinely prepare reports on referrals, job placement transactions,
retention, and success rates. Assists with local labor market
surveys that identify potential employment opportunities and rates
Ensures fair treatment of all student applicants for and
recipients of job placement assistance including those with limited
English proficiency and disabilities. Maintains currency of
knowledge and skills relating to the duties and
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
The position requires an associates degree and one year of
progressive experience in an employment or human resources office.
Additional relevant experience may substitute for some
Knowledge and Skills
Requires basic knowledge of recruitment and employment techniques,
methods, and procedures including those for reaching students and
assuring equal employment opportunity. Requires basic knowledge of
publicly funded job and training programs. Requires knowledge of
the rules and regulations governing student employment. Requires a
basic knowledge of the features of payroll, employee benefit plans,
and job descriptions. Requires demonstrated skills at using a
personal computer for word processing, tabulating data on
spreadsheets, accessing and entering data onto relational databases
and college information systems, verifying numerical and
demographic information, and entering information onto established
data entry screens. Requires sufficient math skills to compute
sums, averages, products, and quotients. Requires sufficient human
relation skills to convey private information, to give instructions
and conduct interviews, and to facilitate discussions. Requires
language, grammar, and writing skills to prepare professional
correspondence, position advertisements, and informational
Requires the ability to interpret the policies, procedures,
techniques, and rules governing student employment and job
placement at the College. Requires the ability to achieve harmony
and cooperation in communications with others. Requires the ability
to prepare professional correspondence for routine communications.
Requires the ability to learn and apply laws, regulations, policies
and procedures for equal employment opportunity. Requires the
ability to maintain up-to-date files and ensure security of private
information. Requires the ability to maintain productive and
cooperative working relationships with others.
The position incumbent must be able to function indoors in an
office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature.
Requires ambulatory ability to sit, often for long periods of time,
and move to campus locations on an occasional basis. Requires the
near visual acuity to read printed materials and microcomputer
screen. Requires auditory ability to carry on conversations in
person and over the phone. Requires the ability to retrieve work
materials. Requires manual and finger dexterity to write, to
keyboard at an acceptable rate and operate microcomputer, and other
office equipment, almost constantly requiring repetitive
Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver's license.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations
Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month categorically funded
position. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and the
provisions of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement.
Hours of employment are:
Monday through Friday. Hours to be determined by manager.
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at
Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment,
employee is placed at Step 2.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following
completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain
fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State
Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the
fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained
at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original
social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be
within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not
previously employed in a school district in California) before
Effective January 3, 2022, Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory
COVID-19 vaccinations. Through December 31, 2021, the District
requires all employees to submit either proof of full vaccination
against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, or regular negative
COVID-19 testing results. Full policy details can be found on the
Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of
loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
**Please note - the District does not provide for immigration
sponsorships such as H1B Visas
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
Applicants who need special services or facilities due to
disability in order to apply or interview for this position must
notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72
hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all
transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework
required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally
accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by
a NACES certified agency. The website address is
Required Documents needed to apply
Cover letter / Letter of Interest
Two Letters of Recommendation
Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral
date of the degree)
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3265279/job-placement-technician-calworks-categorically-funded
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for
employment and employees have full and equal access to employment
opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program
or activity of the District on the basis of national origin,
religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status,
physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to
have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics. .