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The California State Controller’s Office provides a compensation database for many cities and public agencies. The Government Compensation in California (Manhattan Beach) page will show the salary and benefit cost associated with employees by title.

If you are interested in any of the open positions, please click on the appropriate link below for the position information and the supplemental application information. A city employment application is required for all open positions. A complete application (city employment application, record waiver and if required supplemental questionnaire) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. IMPORTANT: Facsimiles, photo copies, electronic mail, or final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

New application posted below pursuant to AB218. The City of Manhattan Beach will no longer request conviction information or proof of safe driving record at time of application submission unless criminal conviction background is required by law or exempt from AB218.


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Community Services Officer (Seasonal), Job No. 15-048

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$21.20/hourly
  • Posted Date:02/09/2016 10:22 AM

The City of Manhattan Beach is currently accepting applications for the position of Community Services Officer (Part-time seasonal) with the Police Department.  

POSITION INFORMATION: The Community Services Officer (Part-time seasonal) are non-sworn employees that work out of our Police Department. The Community Services Officer (Part-time seasonal) are responsible for parking enforcement and issuing citations for Municipal Code violations within the City limits.

HOURS: Part-time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year. May be required to work shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.

Education: A high school diploma or GED

Training and Experience: The ability to read and write English at the level required for successful job performance and have experience in dealing with the public.

Desirable: Education and/or experience in the field of law enforcement is highly desirable. NOTE: Must successfully complete a full background investigation and polygraph examination.

License: A valid California Class "C" driver's license and acceptable driving record is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Requires knowledge of the principles of public relations. Must be willing to perform a variety of assignments dealing with citizens, the community, and the general public; have skill in operating the vehicles and equipment necessary to perform the job; and have the ability to read and understand department policies and regulations; effectively assess situations and develop an appropriate course of action; operate a vehicle safely; memorize details and incidents accurately; interpret codes and regulations; maintain records and prepare reports; meet the public tactfully and courteously; and work with others cooperatively.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently drive to specific locations; work outdoors and may be exposed to variable weather conditions. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, stoop, kneel and use arm, legs, and back to occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Will use arms to reach and carry, and use hands to operate, finger, handle object and controls. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, night vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to accurately perceive sound. Noise levels are moderately loud when outdoors.

A completed City employment application and criminal conviction form is required and will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met. Completed application materials should be submitted to the Human Resources Department by mail or in person at 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.  Photocopies, facsimiles, and electronic mail will not be accepted.

City Employment Application (MS Word)

Job Announcement (PDF)

Criminal Conviction Form (PDF)

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates whose background and experience best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

You can download a job announcement and application materials from our website or by contacting the City of Manhattan Beach Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258


The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate.
NOTE: A drug test will be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. This position is not eligible to participate in any benefit programs of the City, except those mandated by federal or state law or the Public Employees Retirement System.




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