DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT
INCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT ADVOCATE (SPECIALIZING IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT)
CITY CLASSIFICATION: ELECTION ASSISTANT IV (CLASS CODE 0731)
Multiple Positions Available
Employment Type: As-Needed (0-39 hours/week), Exempt, Temporary
SALARY: $24 an hour
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment works to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs. The Neighborhood Councils make up a citywide system that include representatives of many diverse interests in communities and have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Council Inclusive Engagement Advocate works to support the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) with awareness and engagement of the NC System and the NC elections. The ideal candidate for this role must be motivated to work with folks from a diverse set of backgrounds. We are looking for a passionate civic and community engagement team member committed to creating connections at the neighborhood level.
Assist in building a base of civic-minded and underrepresented stakeholders to develop and support Neighborhood Councils
Assist in the development of an outreach strategy for Neighborhood Council elections
Identify and map key locations of neighborhood activity and places of high foot traffic for elections activities
Build partnerships with community organizations to support mobilization efforts
Maintain and develop Neighborhood Council outreach database (people, organizations, community spaces)
Other duties as assigned by Director of Awareness, Engagement, and Election Outreach
Provide admin support for Field, Admin, and Digital Media Marketing staff
Minimum of three years of community engagement and grassroots organizing
Able to represent EmpowerLA at various community events, and meetings
Passionate about working with people with diverse backgrounds
Committed to social equity
Experience working in low-income urban communities
Utilize online organizing tools and social media
Excellent verbal and written communication
Must be computer literate with applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Publisher, Google applications, and use of database software
Bilingual- Fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese (Toisan, Cantonese, Mandarin), and Korean is highly desired
Valid CA driver’s license and access to a car is a plus
HOURS: Inclusive Engagement Advocates are employed on an as-needed basis. Working hours will be scheduled to meet EmpowerLA goals which may include evenings and weekends as assigned. Inclusive Engagement Advocates will be limited to a maximum of 1,040 hours per service year. A service year begins on the start date of employment and on each anniversary date thereafter. There is no minimum guaranteed number of hours. The selected candidate(s) must be willing to work up to 39 hours per week, as required.
How to apply
Please send a resume and City Application to Personnel@empowerla.org .
Please use the following language in the subject line of your email, “Inclusive Engagement Advocate - Community Engagement.”
This opportunity will be open until a sufficient number of applications have been received. This opportunity may close at any time.
The selected candidate(s) must pass a physical exam administered by a City physician and will be subject to a background check, including fingerprinting. Upon hire, selected candidates must also show proof of identity and legal right to work in the United States.
This position is not permanent civil service employment. There are no medical, dental, or retirement benefits. The position qualifies for Compensated Personal Time Off benefits which may be accrued and used in accordance with the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 4.110.1. Candidates who worked as part-time, exempt employees with the City of Los Angeles in the past 12 months may not be eligible to apply.
In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirements of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf
If employment is said to be exempt, it is meant that the employment is exempted from the civil service provisions of the City Charter. In order to receive a regular civil service appointment, employees must have successfully participated in a civil service examination, received a high enough score on the examination to be placed on and receive an appointment from an eligible list, and they must serve a probationary period. Exempt employees do not compete in a civil service examination, they are not placed on an eligible list and receive an appointment from that list, nor do they serve a probationary period. As a result, exempt employees do not have what is referred to as a “property interest” in their job. Exempt employees serve at the will of the appointing authority and can be terminated at any time without cause. Employees with a property interest in their job, i.e. civil service employees, cannot be deprived of their employment(discharged or suspended) without due process.
General Information About Exempt Employment
Exempt employees serve at the will of the appointing authority, and as such, they may be discharged, suspended or otherwise disciplined without cause. Exempt employees have no property interest in their employment, and any procedural benefit or other prerogative extended to them by their appointing authority is not intended to create and does not create any such property interest. No officer or employee of the City may make to any other officer or employee any representation of a property interest in employment which does not correspond to Charter provisions unless the City Council, by ordinance, permits such representation. No unauthorized representation can serve as the basis of an employee's reliance on, or expectation of, a property interest.
Employees Seeking To Become Civil Service Employees
There is no protective leave for an exempt employee appointed to a civil service position. Upon receiving a civil service appointment and passing probation, the former exempt employee will be subject to the Civil Service provisions described in Article X of the City Charter. Upon appointment, the civil service employee will begin to accrue displacement and layoff seniority on the first day of his/her civil service appointment and may file for promotional examinations for which s/he qualifies. A full or half-time exempt employee appointed to a full or half-time civil service position continues to: contribute to the Retirement System; accrue vacation time; accrue sick time; receive anniversary date salary increases; and, receive health and dental benefits identical to those received in the civil service position.
For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf .
Closing Date/Time: 6/16/23
Los Angeles, California