• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Legal Services
  • Salary: $48,675.24 - $65,590.92 Annually USD

Job Description

REPOSTING INFORMATION: This announcement is a reposting to modify the Supplemental Questionnaire and Disqualification Content as of April 3, 2023.


Starting on January 31, 2022, at 8:00 A.M. (PT)




Open Competitive


Open Continuous

The application filing period will be open continuous, but may be suspended AT ANY TIME without prior notice AND this examination may reopen as the needs of the service require. It is recommended that you complete your application using a desktop or laptop.

Note that the system also requires email verification for each new email address, which may result in delays in submitting an application. It is recommended that each applicant create a profile before the application start date.

Positions allocable to this class assist sworn personnel by independently performing technical law enforcement-related services and support functions in the Sheriff's Department.

Essential Job Functions
  • Prepares requisitions for unit supplies, maintains supply inventory in computer system, and determines replacement or restocking needs; picks up unit supplies and vehicle parts as needed and may be required to bend, stoop, or do occasional heavy lifting in the performance of such duties.
  • Ensures that departmental vehicles are inspected, serviced, and maintained in order to meet the operational needs of the facility or unit, and completes reports to record monthly mileage usage, consumption of gas and oil, gas and oil quantities on hand and credit card usage.
  • Coordinates maintenance and repairs of facility vehicles and maintains vehicle maintenance and repair records.
  • Receives telephone and in-person requests for services, including 911 emergencies and fire calls, citizens' complaints, and general inquiries; differentiates between routine, priority, and emergency request as required.
  • Assigns, coordinates and dispatches field units in response to requests for services, advises responding units of possible problem areas and monitors field units activities, including Code 3 and emergency responses.
  • Monitors emergency communications of other police and fire agencies to determine needs for assistance and ensures that assigned calls and other relevant information are entered into the station computer.
  • Acts as a liaison between station personnel, other law enforcement agencies, emergency service organizations, and the Sheriff's Radio Center, as directed.
  • Assumes full radio dispatching responsibility on an assigned frequency in the event of power failure or other emergency situation at the Sheriff's Radio Center.
  • Issues station file control numbers to track official reports; reviews the contents of these reports to ensure they are complete and accurate, performs various routine desk functions, including compilation and entering of statistical data in law enforcement databases to prepare crime and other reports.
  • Assigns and oversees work performed by inmate laborers under the general supervision of sworn personnel.
  • Receives, lists, catalogues, stores, and releases personal and/or evidentiary property at a patrol station in compliance with established departmental policy, practices, and procedures.
  • May transport, load, and unload large, bulky and/or heavy personal and/or evidentiary property to a warehouse or other location as directed.
  • Assists patrol station personnel with crime prevention functions acting as liaison to other public agencies and private prevention organizations involved in crime prevention; maintains inventory of crime prevention resources; distributes crime prevention materials and resources; and participates in maintaining station crime prevention budget needs.
  • Assists in the investigation of alleged violations of laws and regulations by gathering, assembling, and examining a variety of records and data pertinent to the case being investigated.
  • Drives throughout Los Angeles County or has the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related functions.



Option I: Two years ofexperience working for a public safety agency* performing law enforcement-related services and support duties.

**Public safety agencies include departments such as sheriff, police, military police, college or university police, and fire.

No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

Option II: Completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units from an accredited college or university.**

**In order to receive credit for any college coursework or Associate's, Bachelor's, or
Master's degree, applicants must attach/upload in NEOGOV a legible copy of the official transcript or degree. Foreign transcripts or degrees must be evaluated and submitted with their application at the time of application or within 15 calendar days of application.

Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references.

A valid California class "C" driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related functions.

Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

Additional Information

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates seven days a week, 24-hours a day, and has locations throughout the greater Los Angeles County. Appointees must be willing to:

  • work any shift.
  • work overtime and consecutive shifts.
  • work any day of the year.
  • work with people of any race or ethnic group.
  • work assignments with co-workers of the opposite sex.
  • work in any location within the County of Los Angeles
  • have split or varied days off.
  • deal with people who are hostile, irrational, emotionally distraught, or mentally ill.
  • deal with volatile or life threatening situations.
  • make appropriate split-second decisions in emergent, highly stressful situations.
  • work independently and as a partner or team member with a variety of individuals.

The examination will consist of a P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Battery test that will evaluate verbal ability, reasoning, memory, and perceptual ability weighted 100%. The Battery is comprised of eleven (11) brief tests. Six of the tests use a traditional paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice format. The remaining five tests require that you listen to information and then answer multiple-choice questions contained in a test booklet.

The P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Battery test has been developed and validated by the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Battery test to be placed on the eligible register.


Applicants who fail or withdraw during the battery test may not compete in this examination more than once every three (3) months. The battery test is not reviewable by candidates per Civil Service Rule 7.19.

Applicants that have recently taken the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Battery test with a different agency, must wait for a period of one month (30 calendar days) before taking the test again.


Study guides are available to help candidates prepare for the battery test. Copies may be downloaded from the California P.O.S.T. website:


Applicants that have taken and passed the California Commission on "Peace Officer Standards and Training's (POST) Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery" for 1) the Law Enforcement Technician, 2) the Public Response Dispatcher I, or 3) a battery test from a State of California law enforcement agency within the last 24 months, may have their test score transferred to this examination. To transfer a score, applicants must email the Sworn Examinations Unit at at the time of application.

If applicants wish to retake the battery test instead of transferring their score from a previous examination, the latest test score will be the final score. All transferred scores are subject to verification by P.O.S.T.'s Standards and Evaluations Services Bureau.


Applications will be processed on an as received basis and candidates will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible register in the order of their score group, for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation.

Candidates who are on the eligible register may not reapply for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.


The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.


All correspondence will be sent to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add the following email addresses to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail: Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices. It is the applicant's responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notifications to be a valid reason for a late test administration or re-scheduling.


Successful completion of a three (3) week Public Safety Dispatcher basic course is required prior to the completion of the candidate's probationary period. This course is provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Alternate training of the above dispatcher course may be provided by a community college and successful completion may be accepted by the Sheriff's Department.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.


The background questions in the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) are utilized to ensure applicants meet the standards of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail any background question(s) will be disqualified from all Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department examinations for which they applied, and will have to wait a minimum of twelve (12) months after the date of the disqualification to reapply.

1. Application (including SQ)
2. P.O.S.T. Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Battery Test
3. Selection Interview
4. Background Investigation
5. Medical Evaluation

If during the hiring process, the Department determines that one or more components have expired prior to hire, the candidate will be required to complete the expired component(s) again.


Candidates will be required to complete a Pre-Investigative Questionnaire that will consist of questions regarding narcotics use, theft, arrest history, domestic violence, and driving history. Examples of disqualifying factors include but are not limited to: failure to appear to scheduled appointments, felony convictions, job related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns, suspended license, driving under the influence, poor credit or employment history, substance abuse, and active criminal probation.


Candidates will be required to complete a P.O.S.T. mandated Personal History Statement (PHS). Candidates will receive emails from the Department's electronic case management system, E-Hire, with instructions on how to complete the PHS. Candidates are required to submit specific documents (i.e., driver license, social security card, birth/marriage certificate(s) etc.). It is the candidates' responsibility to bring both original documents and copies to their background intake appointment. Department representatives will verify the copies against the original documents, and return all original documents.


A thorough background investigation will be conducted which includes, but is not limited to; discrepancy interviews, a Live Scan (fingerprint search), polygraph examination, law enforcement agency checks, and residence/employment checks. Candidates who complete the background investigation may be selected for the position and will be extended a conditional offer of employment prior to the medical evaluation.
  • Candidates who are disqualified from the background investigation may be ineligible to reapply for any Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department position for a minimum of twelve (12) months.

The medical evaluation assesses physical ability, ensuring capability to participate in the demanding duties of the position.
  • Candidates who do not pass the medical evaluation may be ineligible to reapply for the position for a minimum of twelve (12) months.

All applicants are required to submit an online County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department employment application. All information, including the selection requirements (i.e., work experience, and education) is subject to verification and their application may be rejected at any time during the selection process. The acceptance of their application depends on whether they have clearly shown that they meet the selection requirements.


To apply for this examination, click on the "Apply" button located on the top right corner of the screen. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm (PT), on the last day of the application period. Applicants will be asked to provide required documents during the background process.
Applicants must upload any required documents as attachments to their application within 15 calendar days from the day they applied (only if required).

To ensure applicants have the best experience possible, it is recommended that they use a desktop or laptop to apply using the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, or Microsoft Edge.

Applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County for those applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet. Information about library reopening's may be found at Library Reopening - LA County Library.


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


All applicants must include their social security number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 981-5800
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Alternate TTY Phone: (323) 267-6669

Department Contact Name: Sworn Examinations Unit

Department Contact Phone: (323) 981-5800
Department Contact email:


Employment Information

Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Your Responsibilities:

1. Completing Your Application :

a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.

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

d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.

2. Requirements on Job Posting :

a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.

b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.

c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.

3. Application Deadline : All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.

4. Change of Name or Address : To change personal information such as your name or address, log into your profile on and make the necessary change. This can be done at any time.

5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy :

a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential.

Disclaimer: The County of Los Angeles is not responsible or in any way liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect the employment application or the application selection process.

You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this system and the Internet generally. This system and the information provided on it are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. No advice or information given by the County of Los Angeles or its respective employees shall modify the foregoing or create any warranty.

The County of Los Angeles expressly disclaims any warranty that the information on this system or on the Internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from the system is free of viruses or other harmful components. You shall have no recourse against the County of Los Angeles as the system provider for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights a user may have in anything posted or retrieved on our system.

The County of Los Angeles shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this system or with the delay or inability to use it (or any linked sites), or for any information obtained through this system, or otherwise arising out of the use of this system, the Internet generally or on any other basis.

NOTE: Your application is submitted using Secure Encryption to ensure the privacy of all information you transmit over the Internet.

By accepting the Use Disclaimer set forth here, you agree to all of the above terms and further agree to use this Online Job Employment Application System only for the submission of bona fide employment applications to the County of Los Angeles. Any other use of this Online Job Employment Application System, including without limitation any copying, downloading, translating, decompiling, or reverse engineering of the system, data, or related software, shall be a violation of the Use Disclaimer.

Test Preparation: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Veteran's Credit: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.

This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at:

Accreditation Information: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: and E_Resource_Guide.pdf

Background Check: 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.

Career Planning: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at

Benefit Information: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.

Social Security Act of 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.

Employment Eligibility Information: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

COVID-19 VACCINATION: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Updated April 2023
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