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Applications WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON-LINE. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 for Promotional Examinations.
Applications must be received by THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013.
Written Test - Multiple-Choice - Qualifying
Essay Test - Advisory
Interview (including City Application, Advisory Essay, and Personnel Folder) - 100%
The examination will include a qualifying multiple-choice test, an unweighted advisory essay and a weighted interview. Candidates must receive a passing score on the qualifying multiple-choice test to continue in the examination. The multiple-choice test and advisory essay writing session will be held in Los Angeles on SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013. Candidates will be notified later of the exact date, time, and location of the interviews; however, interviews are expected to be held in August through early September 2013.
In the qualifying multiple-choice written test, candidates may be examined for knowledge of: laws and regulations governing Airport Police Officers and the aviation industry; methods of patrolling and safeguarding Airport property, buildings, installations and adjacent facilities and roadways; safety principles and practices; laws of arrest and the elements of a crime; rules of evidence pertaining to searches and seizures, particularly in an airport environment; Airport Police and Los Angeles World Airports Manuals; organization and operations of Los Angeles World Airports; Public Safety Officer’s Procedural Bill of Rights; City personnel rules, policies and procedures; techniques in training, instructing and evaluating subordinate work performance; applying sound supervisory principles and practices including planning, delegating and controlling the work of subordinates; Equal Employment Opportunity requirements; memoranda of understanding as they relate to subordinate personnel; ability to understand and apply complex policies and procedures; analyze statistical information used in identifying crime trends; and other necessary knowledge and abilities.
The multiple-choice questions, with the possible exception of questions intended to test analytical ability in which all pertinent information is provided, will be from sources listed on the published bibliography. Copies of the bibliography will be available on-line at http://per.lacity.org/exams/3226bib.pdf.
At the time of the multiple-choice test, candidates will be required to complete an advisory essay exercise. This exercise will not be separately scored, but will be presented to the interview board for discussion with the candidate and for consideration in the overall evaluation of the candidate.
In the interview, LAWA personnel packages will be used. Candidates are encouraged to review their LAWA personnel packages prior to the interview process.
In the interview, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s knowledge, experience and quality of performance as they have prepared the candidate to perform the duties of an Airport Police Sergeant. Candidates may be examined for knowledge of and ability to apply: laws and regulations governing Airport Police Officers and the aviation industry; techniques in training, instructing and evaluating subordinates; City personnel rules, polices, and procedures; Equal Employment Opportunity requirements; Memoranda of Understanding as they relate to subordinate personnel; follow written and oral instructions; analyze situations and adopt or implement quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action; maintain flexibility and adapt to changing situations; confront dangerous situations; understand and apply complex policies and procedures; effectively supervise civilians and law enforcement officers; apply sound supervisory principles and practices; work well with others in a diverse setting and interact effectively with a variety of individuals and groups; planning and organization skills; oral communication skills; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The interview panel may consist of members from Los AngelesWorldAirports, other airport police agencies, and the community.
1. This examination is based on a validation study and, as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the written test will not be subject to candidate inspection.
2. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City Application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.
3. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
4. The seniority credit will be included in the final general average grade of each candidate at the rate of 0.25 of a point for each year of continuous service as an Airport Police Officer or Airport Safety Officer with the City of Los Angeles prior to January 1, 2014.
5. A final average score of 70% in the interview is required to be placed on the eligible list.
6. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position
or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLY ON AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
An Equal Opportunity Employer