• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Public Safety
  • Salary: $36,516.00 - $39,564.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information


April 03, 2023 8:00 A.M. (PT)




Open Competitive Job Opportunity


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 to apply with the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, or Microsoft Edge.

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 you create a profile before the application start date.

Positions allocated to this class typically report to a higher level supervisor and are non-peace officer positions assigned to assist in providing security in and around County and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) facilities. Incumbents generally man a fixed post, but may be assigned to designated patrol areas. Work at this level is distinguished by the predominance of duties involving the security of a facility from a fixed post such as a court facility or rail station platform. Incumbents must distinguish between circumstances in which consultation, admonition, and explanation will suffice to maintain a peaceful environment or where the intervention of law enforcement personnel is necessary, and respond to and/or report situations appropriately. Incumbents in this class must demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate legal action to take upon discovery of a problem and have the ability to observe and detect anything out of the ordinary, which might result in damage to County property.
Essential Job Functions
  • Works a fixed post, usually at the entrance of a court facility, to detect or prevent unauthorized individuals from entering, or at a rail station to detect or prevent fare evasion.
  • Disseminates information to the public and directs visitors to personnel and services within a County facility or rail station; inspects fare media (tickets, passes, etc.); maintains visibility to MTA passengers and employees; issues parking and transit-related citations.
  • Utilizes fixed and hand-held scanning devices to detect unauthorized weapons or devices; temporarily detains individuals for further questioning or arrest where circumstances and conditions warrant such action.
  • Monitors alarm systems and electronic surveillance equipment and responds to locally-activated fire, burglary or other alarms by reporting incidents to appropriate personnel.
  • Locks and unlocks gates and doors at designated times.
  • Permits authorized employees, vendors, or other appropriately identified persons' access to closed or restricted areas and temporarily detains unidentified or unauthorized persons.
  • Observes and reports incidents of ill or injured visitors or employees to appropriate personnel.
  • Relays reports of bomb threats to the appropriate law enforcement jurisdiction and participates in organized searches.
  • Reports safety hazards or concerns, malfunctioning equipment, and other such matters to appropriate deputy and desk/dispatch personnel; documents vandalism; follows emergency procedures.
  • Writes daily activity, incident, and non-employee injury reports; completes fare inspection or bus boarding activity logs.
  • May operate miscellaneous equipment and/or motor vehicles as required.
  • May, as needed, be assigned to tour the interior or perimeter of a facility.


Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent high school proficiency or higher education. Evidence of equivalent high school proficiency includes having successfully passed the GED, TASC, HiSET, or CHSPE.

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the approved organizations listed by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) . These organizations are private enterprises who charge a fee for their services.

Successful applicants will be required to submit sealed transcripts and/or other education documents during the background investigation.

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.

IV - Arduous
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 (LASD) 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.
  • work assignments where there is risk of being injured in the performance of their duties.
  • 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 computer based multiple-choice test weighted 100%, assessing writing clarity, vocabulary, spelling, writing grammar, reading comprehension, deductive and inductive reasoning, and data interpretation. You must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple-choice test to be placed on the eligible register. If you fail the test, you may retake the multiple-choice test once every three (3) months. The multiple-choice test is not reviewable by applicants per Civil Service Rule 7.19.

There are websites available that have practice tests to help in the preparation of this examination. They are only guides and do not guarantee success in the examination. These sample tests are located at the following sites:

The Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources website:

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission website:

If you have participated in the examination process for any one of the LASD's Law Enforcement Job Family (LEJF) positions and did not achieve a qualifying score, you must wait three (3) months after the date of the test to reapply. Reapplying continuously will override the existing information and will cause a delay in the processing of the most recent application. Only the most current application will be considered.

You may be given an opportunity to reschedule the multiple-choice test within a three-month period from the date of your application.

The Security Assistant multiple-choice test score is valid for twenty-four (24) months.

If you meet the selection requirements for this position and achieved a qualifying score within the last 24 months from any of the LASD's LEJF examinations, your multiple-choice test score will be transferred to the LEJF position(s) for which you have applied.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and eligible applicants will be placed on the eligible register accordingly. If you are successful, your name will remain on the eligible register for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility, unless you:

  • do not appear (DNA) to any scheduled appointment.
  • do not appear (DNA) to any scheduled background investigation appointment.
  • are disqualified during the background investigation.
  • are disqualified from the medical evaluation.
  • withdraw or refuse the position at any time after the multiple-choice test.
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 your application. It is important that you 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:

You 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 your 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.


The LASD 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 you meet the standards of the LASD. If you fail any background question(s) you may be disqualified from all LEJF examinations for which you have applied and will have to wait a minimum of twelve (12) months from the date of disqualification to reapply.

1. Application (including SQ)
2. Multiple-Choice Test
3. Background Investigation
4. Medical Evaluation

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

You 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.

You will be emailed a link to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) and will be required to submit specific documents (i.e., driver license, social security card, birth/marriage certificate(s) etc.). It is your responsibility to bring both original documents and copies to your background intake appointment. LASD 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. If you complete the background investigation you may be selected for the position and will be extended a conditional offer of employment prior to the psychological and medical evaluations .

  • If you are disqualified from the background investigation you may be ineligible to reapply for any LASD position(s) for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
The medical evaluation assesses physical ability, ensuring capability to participate in the demanding duties of the position.

  • If you do not pass the medical evaluation, you will be ineligible to reapply for the position for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
Successful completion of the mandatory two-week long LASD sponsored in-service training program is required prior to final appointment.

You are required to submit an online County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department employment application. All information, including the selection requirements (i.e., age and education) is subject to verification and your application may be rejected at any time during the selection process. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you 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 filing period. You will be asked to provide required documents during the background investigation.

To ensure you have the best experience possible, it is recommended that you 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 if you do not have regular access to a computer or the internet. Information about library reopening's may be found at Library Reopening - LA County Library .

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

You must include your social security number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number.

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