Assistant Police Chief / DPS-23-89, Protective Services, Metropolitan State Hospital

  • Norwalk, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $7,406.00 - $8,726.00 per Month USD

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

Metropolitan State Hospital is located in the city of Norwalk.

DSH-Metropolitan, Department of Protective Services is accepting applications for Chief, Protective Services and Security (Assistant Chief), Permanent/Fulltime. Working Title : Assistant Police Chief - Department of Protective Services.

Under the direction of the Chief of Hospital Police, the Assistant Police Chief, is responsible for the overall operation of the Hospital Police Services (HPS) and the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), for the supervision, direction, and training of personnel, and for acting as liaison between the hospital and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Assistant Police Chief enforces local, state, and federal law, maintains a secure and safe operation for the welfare of patients, staff, and the public, and may provide oversight of the facility’s fire services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; plan, organize, and direct the work of the HPS, OSI, and fire service; provide leadership, direction, and support to maintain a safe and fair workplace environment; coordinate the responsibilities and functions of the HPS and OSI for conducting criminal, administrative, civil, accident, or other investigations; responsible for the management and supervision of all HPS and OSI staff; ensure that staff perform their duties related to the enforcement of hospital rules, regulations, and policies; develop and monitor departmental, operational, equipment, and training budgets; improve the efficiency of hospital operations while minimizing costs and operating within the budget; analyze and evaluate security and/or enforcement issues in order to prepare recommendations for members of the Executive Team; complete projects as assigned in a timely manner; assess, develop, and implement training programs for HPS and OSI staff; conduct performance reviews, provide corrective counseling, and prepare disciplinary reports; interview and select new personnel for new positions in Police Services; ensure the completion of existing Facility Plan Objectives and monitor the development of new objectives; act as Chairperson for designated committees and staff training meetings; attend or monitor management, policy, and advisory meetings related to the operation of the department; act as liaison with other law enforcement agencies and custodial agencies; promote positive public relations via participation in public education and public service as requested; develop and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, program directors, supervisors, and employees, members of the public, DSH Sacramento, and other control agencies; develop Plans of Correction in response to deficiencies identified by external review agencies and ensure plan implementation.

Due to the type of work DPS personnel perform, it is a requirement that before hiring professional support staff, a background investigation shall be conducted to comply with our Department Policy. The administrative background investigation report shall include the following:
  • DOJ/FBI LiveScan (No Firearms clearance is required)
  • DMV driving record with Soundex report
  • Proof of valid car insurance
  • Educational transcripts verification if required by the position minimum requirements

This advertisement is posted as until filled. Applications will be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of each month, and selections can be made. However, the Job Control will remain open until the vacancies are filled.

To be considered for this Job Opportunity, applicants must have eligibility by way of: permanent civil service status, be reachable on an employment list, have transfer eligibility, or have reinstatement eligibility. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ELIGIBILITY, YOU MUST TAKE THE EXAM.

To apply to take the exam please review the bulletin below:

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

PLEASE NOTE : The CMS Center for Clinical Standards and the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group require COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers. The October 26, 2022, CMS updated directive ( QSO-23-02-ALL ) continues to require all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers to receive the primary vaccine series, unless they have an approved exemption, such as medical or religious. Therefore, DSH hospital team members will continue to be required to receive the primary vaccine series, unless they have a valid exemption.

Those who would like to seek an exemption based upon religious beliefs or qualifying medical reasons must complete the DSH 3363 COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Form and provide any required documentation during their pre-employment medical appointment.

Face Coverings

While working on-site, employees must follow current face covering guidance as issued by CDPH.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Assistant Police Chief / DPS-23-89, Protective Services, Metropolitan State Hospital


$7,406.00 - $8,726.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Los Angeles County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


DSH - Metropolitan

Department Information

Department of State Hospitals - Metropolitan is in the vibrant community of Norwalk,15 miles east of Los Angeles. To the south are entertainment venues like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the marinas, and beaches of Huntington, Newport, and Laguna. To the west are Palos Verdes and Marina Del Rey.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired.

Unless there is a specific request to be notified via USPS mail, our main contact will be via email. Email correspondence regarding this job posting will primarily come from It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email inbox, including junk/spam emails for any correspondence regarding their application status. In addition, applicants are encouraged to keep their CalCareers profile updated with a current telephone number, mailing address, and email.

Employees applying for this position who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications and all transfer rules. You may also be required to provide additional documents, such as copies of your college transcripts during the screening process when applicable. Please provide proof of the highest paying class you were permanently appointed to from an eligible list.

All Examination and/or Employment Application forms must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year); time base; and civil service class titles. Examination and/or Employment Application forms received without this information will be rejected. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed Examination and/or Employment Application (STD. 678) form.

Note : If you are applying for multiple positions, you must complete a STD 678 for each position separately. Incomplete applications or applications received with multiple positions listed on one application will not be considered .


Applicants are responsible for obtaining proof of mailing or submission of their applications to MSH-Human Resources Department, Selection Services Unit. Confirmation/receipt of USPS mailed submittals can only be provided for by Certified Mail.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of State Hospitals

Attn: Human Resources

11401 South Bloomfield Ave

Norwalk , CA 90650

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of State Hospitals

Human Resources

11401 South Bloomfield Ave

Norwalk , CA 90650

Offices are closed on weekends and holidays.

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Working for the State offers great opportunities, generous benefits, and career development. Benefits information may be obtained by going to

In addition, you can look forward to:

*Free parking

*Convenient to public transportation

*Located near multiple eateries and major freeway access

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Selection Services Unit
(562) 521-1774

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
EEO Coordinator
(562) 521-1301

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

Base Pay


Job Address

Norwalk, California United States View Map