• Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $79,884.00 - $107,652.00 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING BEGINS: August 5, 2021 at 8:00 A.M (PST)

Applications will processed on an "as received" basis until the needs of the service are met

and is subject to closure without prior notice.


TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive (OC)

JOB TYPE: Permanent

About this position:

Oversees the overall operation of the Virginia Robinson Garden in Beverly Hills, California.

The Virginia Robinson Gardens is a unique historic estate, a cultural jewel that transports the visitor back to the birthplace of Beverly Hills. Built in 1911, it was once the residence of retail giants Virginia and Harry Robinson (of the Robinson Department Stores) and now occupies an illustrious place in history as the first luxury estate built in Beverly Hills.

Today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open by appointment to the public. Located behind the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the beautiful six-acre property contains a breathtaking display garden, mansion and pool pavilion. A favorite destination for both local and international visitors, the property attracts a varied audience, from those interested in the history of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills to people who appreciate beautiful gardens and traditional design. In addition, it is a dynamic location for photo shoots with dramatic settings such as the awe-inspiring Australian King Palm Forest, the bucolic Rose Garden and the tranquil Italian Terrace Garden.
Essential Job Functions
Oversees educational related programming and maintenance operations of the Garden, including coordinating and supervising work assignments and work shifts for all facility personnel.
Regularly inspects the facility periodically to assure optimum maintenance and use of buildings, grounds, and reports deficiencies to appropriate agency.

Maintains working relationships with other County departments or governmental agencies, support groups and other organizations which provide services to or have a special interest in the facility.

Processes and approves special event permits, coordinating pre-event preparation of the area to be utilized and assuring cleaning of the area after the event.

Participates in the planning of future development or additions to the facility, attends meetings with community organizations, private contractors, or other agencies involved with planning and developing the facility.

Prepares or supervises the preparation maintenance of records, reports, budgets and fee collection systems.


Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's Degree in botany, business, fine arts, horticulture, museum studies, public administration or a related field; AND

Two years of experience in fundraising with a successful history of securing major corporate and private donors; including the planning and executing of complex events with multiple vendors with 500 or more guests.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Class II -- Light

Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
Additional Information


  • Managing a historic property in accordance with the Secretary of the Interiors Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, including supervising staff engaged in garden and building maintenance and restoration.
  • Working with the public and community, local government, and professional organizations.

  • Fundraising with a successful history of securing major corporate and private donors; including planning and executing complex events with multiple vendors with 500 or more guests.
  • Additional credit will be given for experience in each of the areas above in excess of the Selection Requirements.

This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information and desirable qualifications weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a 70% or higher on the examination to be placed on the Eligible Register.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill a vacancy at the Virginia Robinson's Garden in Beverly Hills, California.

Fill out your application completely. Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, fax or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents must be submitted
within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience in the space provided. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, and description of work performed. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

  • All information included in the application is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and/or Bulletin serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.


Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

All applicants must file their application online using their own ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact Name: Jesse Yee
Department Contact Phone: (626) 588-5104
Department Contact Email:
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 588-5104
Teletype Phone: (562) 940-8477
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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