Office of the Personnel CommissionThe Los Alamitos Unified School District utilizes the merit system which governs classified school personnel. This system is administered by the Personnel Commission which is composed of three citizens from the school district community who are appointed for staggered three-year terms. One Commissioner is appointed by the Board of Education, one is appointed by the employee organization, and the third is jointly agreed upon by the other appointees. The Personnel Commission, in accordance with California Education Code:
• Hires and promotes employees on the basis of ability;
• Removes appointments to positions from the political arena or personal favoritism;
• Ensures that employees doing like work are classified the same and receive like pay;
• Provides for fair and impartial rules and consistency of administration of the rules;• Assures fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation, gender, age, or religious creed, and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights as citizens.
APPLICATION & EXAMINATION PROCESS
1. Complete a Los Alamitos USD classified employment application. The online application for this position is available via the LAUSD website at www.losal.org under Human Resources/Job Opportunities.
* Be sure your application reflects all relevant experience, paid or volunteer. Attach a supplemental resume or other description of experience if it is not adequately described on your application.
2. For positions indicating educational requirements, YOU MUST SUBMIT OFFICIAL OR UNOFFICIAL COPIES OF EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION BY CLOSE OF THIS POSITION. Transcripts can be mailed, dropped-off in person, or faxed to the Classified Personnel Technician at 562-799-4712.
2. Applications may be screened to select qualified candidates.
3. The examination will consist of:
a. 30% - Written Test
b. 70% - Panel Interview
* Applicants must attain a passing score of 70% on each part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligibility list. Should a large number of candidates pass the written exam, a higher passing score than 70% may be required to progress. Those candidates not invited to the oral exam shall have an opportunity for the oral exam should the district need additional eligible candidates for the eligibility list. Review by applicants of written examination questions shall be allowed during the four working days following the administration of the test.Physical Examination: Some classifications require you to pass a physical examination. This examination is at the district’s expense and the appointment is not assured until you have passed this examination.Personnel Commission MinutesPersonnel Commissioners
Virginia Wilson, ChairVirginia F. Wilson began her service to Commission in August 2018, as the CSEA appointee. Mrs. Wilson grew up in Glendale, California and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Southern California. Virginia worked at UCLA as administrative assistant in food services and was in charge of organizing all training tables for the UCLA athletes. In 1968, she and her husband moved to Rossmoor and started a family. In 1977, Mrs. Wilson was elected to the School Board of the Los Alamitos Elementary District. Her leadership was instrumental in developing and implanting a plan that led to unification and formation of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Virginia served as Board President for 6 terms during her 27 years on the Board of Education. Her leadership led to the annexation of Seal Beach Elementary District, and the co-Chairmanship of the first Mello-Roos School Bond for the District and the first in Orange County, which helped renovate older facilities. She researched and wrote the original Board Policies for LAUSD that guides District policy to this day. She led the closing of several schools to accomplish fiscal solvency, which continues to benefit the District. She actively pursued training on Boardsmanship and earned 60 units of continuing education credit in school finance, curriculum, personnel and collective bargaining.In addition she served on the Board of Directors for California School Board Association in Sacramento for 10 years and on CSBA’s delegate assembly for a decade and served as a Board of Trustees for the North Orange County Regional Occupation Program for 23 years. Within the community she worked on the organizing committees and served in leadership roles on the board of directors for Hot Line, CASA Youth Shelter, We Care and Los Alamitos Education Foundation. Mrs. Wilson and her husband Dr. Wilson have two children and three grandchildren. Commissioner Wilson’s term expires December 1, 2021.
Kimberly Baldwin, Vice-ChairKim Baldwin began her service to the Commission in March 2014 as the Commission’s appointee. Mrs. Baldwin grew up in Rossmoor and attended Rossmoor Elementary, Oak Middle School and LAHS. She has spent the past 20 years of her career working as an employment law paralegal, first in Texas and then in 2011 she transferred so she could return home to Rossmoor. Mrs. Baldwin and her husband, Stephen, are proud parents of Zachary, who attends Hopkinson Elementary.Mrs. Baldwin carries on her family’s tradition of giving back to the District and currently serves as a board member on the Hopkinson PTA. Her father, Ted Horn, served on the Personnel Commission for 29 years. Mrs. Baldwin is also an active LAEF board member, serving as secretary. She was previously an inaugural board member, also serving as secretary, for the Friends of the CDC, which benefits the District’s preschool program. Mrs. Baldwin’s term expires December 1, 2020.
Dr. Milton Houghton, MemberDr. Houghton began his service to the Commission in January 2014 as the LAUSD School Board appointee. He has been a resident of Rossmoor since 1990. He is a fourth generation native Californian. He is a graduate of Redlands High School in Redlands, CA, and has a BA degree in English Literature from Azusa Pacific University, a MA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, and a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership degree from the University of Phoenix. He is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with 32 years of combined active and reserve service. As a member of the US Army Reserve, Dr. Houghton was also employed in civil service retiring as a GS13 with over 30 years of experience. Locally, Dr. Houghton served as President of the Los Alamitos/Seal Beach Rotary Club and for three years as President of the Rossmoor Homeowners Association Board of Directors. Dr. Houghton and his wife have three children, one of whom graduated from a Los Alamitos school, and two grandchildren. Commissioner Houghton’s term expires December 1, 2022.