Salary: $53,411.04 – $78,112.08
Job Type: Full-Time Exempt Employment
Location: City of Los Angeles, California

The Economic and Workforce Development Department is currently accepting applications to fill three Senior Project Assistant positions in the Workforce Development Division. These positions are assigned to the YouthSource Centers located in the communities of Boyle Heights and Watts. The Senior Project Assistant is assigned to help young people ages 16 to 24 with achieving self-sufficiency through a variety of developmental programs that provide participants with educational support, leadership development, life skills, job training and placement, and other support services.


The primary responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:
  1. Performing outreach and recruitment to identify individuals that are disconnected from education and employment
  2. Implementing career and educational assessments to identify barriers to employment and education
  3. Developing Individual Employment Plans (IEP) to help disconnected youth achieve their career goals
  4. Performing case management for youth enrolled in the City’s YouthSource program, including coordinating career and educational services
  5. Working with a multidisciplinary service team comprised of partner agencies, the Los Angeles Unified School District Pupil Services and Attendance counselors, community colleges, and other community-based organizations to ensure completion of career and educational goals
  6. Other related duties as assigned


An Associate of Arts Degree or equivalent college level education or four years of full-time paid experience (including military) performing work related to social services, community services, counseling, job training and employment programs, youth programs, child development, or education.

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record are also required.

Skills and Abiltities

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills
  2. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  3. Ability to work under minimal supervision

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following by email only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject line of email must read “Exempt Employment Opportunity – Sr Project Assistant YSC, applicant first and last name”):
Incorrect, incomplete applications, and/or versions of the City job application older than 05/2014, or those stating “see resume” for work experience WILL NOT be considered.

Applications may be reviewed for candidate’s experience and qualifications as it relates to the duties and responsibilities described above; a screening process may be applied to determine a reasonable number of candidates with the most relevant background and experience to interview. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process for further evaluation.

Application Deadline

Open until sufficient applications are received. May close at any time.

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