Looking for a fulfilling and engaging job working within the community? The Office of Community Services is looking for an energetic and detail-oriented person to serve as the Community Services Representative for City Council District 1.
The CSR is in charge of aiding the City Manager’s Office and members of Council District 1 with different projects that benefit the citizens of Council District 1. The CSR is also responsible for managing the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center and supervising one Administrative Aide.
As the CSR for District 1, the person will work closely with the District 1 City Council member, a position currently held by Vice-Mayor Brandon Johnson.
“It’s a position where you get to work on the grassroot level with the community. You’re on the frontlines dealing with community issues,” said Vice-Mayor Brandon Johnson.
Some Examples of Work Performed
Serve as the City’s liaison to City Council District 1.
Staff District Advisory Board (DAB) meetings, including the preparation of agendas and minutes, management of the equipment/tech for virtual meeting components, and follow-up of agenda items.
Address citizen and neighborhood issues by identifying options, forming action plans, and making appropriate referrals for service.
Address issues of blight in neighborhoods
When there’s an issue to be addressed, “that position is the one that really deals with other city staff to organize a response, and oftentimes, if a citizen comes to me, I’m normally going to that CSR position to work with them to actually get that addressed and respond back. So it’s a really eye opening position. “
It’s a job that requires a lot of evening and weekend hours working in the community. The CSR attends and staff the District’s Advisory Board Meeting, the Vice-Mayors weekly community meetings, services on numerous working committees and attends a variety of community events and forums. For that reason, outgoing District 1 CSR Kameelah Alexander was a well-known face in the community.
The Office of Community Services asks that applicants have the ability to juggle multiple projects, ability to utilize social media, assimilate and retain large amounts of information while working in a fast-paced environment.
Pay for all this work and commitment to the community is $46,000 annually. Applicants can submit their application through The City’s Governmentjobs.com online portal.
“It helps me working with the CSR because we stay on the same page. Because there’s a lot of folks that go to the Atwater Center to talk about issues and won’t reach out directly to me. So it allows me to catch up on things I might be missing out on in the community,” said Johnson.
“That position is the one that really deals with other city staff to organize a response. And oftentimes, if a citizen comes to me, I’m normally going to that CSR position to work with them to actually get that addressed and respond back. So it’s a really eye opening position.”