Community Service Officer

Los Angeles, CA
California State University, Los Angeles

Salary: $3,338 – $4,816/Monthly.

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.


  • 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.
  • High school graduate with good writing abilities.