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Job Placement Technician (CalWORKs) (Categorically Funded)
Cerritos College

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2022
Title Job Placement Technician (CalWORKs) (Categorically Funded)
University Cerritos College
Norwalk, CA, United States
Department Career Services
Application Deadline 08/22/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Other

Job Placement Technician (CalWORKs) (Categorically Funded)

Salary: $46,462.80 - $55,662.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Job-Placement-2022
Closing: 8/22/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Job-Placement-2022
Division: Student Equity and Success


Closing Date:
This position will close on August 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile

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

Department Profile
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 Resource Center.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Job Placement Technician concentrates on intake and initial interview processes.


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.

Job Duties
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 appropriate departments.
  • 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 aptitude.
  • 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 of pay.
  • 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 responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
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 post-secondary education.

Supplemental Information

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 brochures.


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.

Physical Abilities
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 motions.

Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Salary/Fringe Benefits

Grade 27 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($3,871.90 -$4,638.50/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.

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 employment.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

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 Procedures

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 interview.

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

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Cover letter / Letter of Interest

Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)
Two Letters of Recommendation

To apply, visit

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. .

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