BULLETIN POSTED: JANUARY 7, 2005
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from U.S. high school or U.S. General Education
Development (G.E.D.).* Successful completion of the mandatory
Department sponsored in-service training program is required
prior to final appointment.
AGE: Must be 18 years of age at the time of filing.
LICENSE: A valid California Class “C” Driver
License** is required to perform job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS: “4" - Arduous: involves
frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds often combined with bending,
twisting or working
on irregular surfaces;
and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
*To qualify, applicants must submit a copy of the U.S. high
school diploma or U.S. General Education Development (G.E.D.)
at the time of filing.
**Applicants must submit a copy of their driver license at the time of filing.
Applicants without the required license attached will be considered incomplete,
and subject to rejection.
Applications should be submitted on business days ONLY beginning
on Monday, January 10, 2005 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
at the following location: Examinations Unit, University Centre
Building, 101 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, California 91754-2169.
Facsimiles of the application will not be accepted. Applications
filed at any other County location will not be accepted if they
are not received at the above location. This examination will
remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject
to closure at anytime. For further information concerning this
examination, please call Personnel Administration, Examinations
Unit at (323)526-5611, TTY (323)260-5291 or (323) 267-6669.
Positions allocated to this group are non-peace officers positions
assigned to assist in providing security in and around County
facilities or Community Colleges. Incumbents generally operate
a fixed post but may be assigned to designated patrol areas.
- Works a fixed post, or tours inner/outer perimeter
of a facility or campus to detect or prevent individuals or
groups from committing
acts which are injurious to others or to property within or around
- Intervenes to terminate injurious acts, conducts searches
of individuals for weapons , illegal devices, or contraband
and detains individuals for further
investigation or arrest where circumstances and conditions warrant such
- Directs visitors to personnel and services within
- Investigates questionable acts of behavior observed
or reported on premises and questions witness and suspects
to ascertain or verify facts.
- Pursues, apprehends and detains
persons observed injuring others and damaging property; and
detains suspects pending
transportation and booking
- Participates with sworn personnel in securing
facilities and conducting searches.
- Intervenes and or assists
on behalf of lower level security personnel in the absence
of supervisor or sworn personnel.
- Insures only authorized
employees, venders or other appropriately identified persons
are permitted access to closed or restricted
areas and detains
unidentified or unauthorized persons.
- Responds to reports
of ill or injured visitors or employees and notifies supervisors
or other appropriate personnel if
- Explains and interprets organizational procedures
and practices to lower level security personnel.
fixed and hand-held scanning devices to detect unauthorized
weapons or devices.
- Monitors alarm systems and electronic
surveillance equipment and responds to locally activated
- Relays reports of bomb threats to the appropriate
law enforcement jurisdiction; and participates
in organized searches.
- Reports safety hazards, malfunctioning
equipment and other such matters to appropriate personnel.
daily activity, incidents and non-employee injury reports.
miscellaneous equipment and/or motor vehicles including use
of bicycles as required
in the conduct
of routine patrol
or to report
to alternate assignment
posts in accordance with emergent staffing
- Issues non-moving citations for routine infraction
such as parking violations.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not discriminate against
applicants with disabilities. During the exam process, applicants are not required
to disclose nor will the Sheriff’s Department request information about
physical, mental, or psychological impairments. However, if an applicant wishes
to have the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department consider special
arrangements to accommodate an impairment, the applicant should contact the
Examinations Unit at (323) 526-5611, TTY (323) 260-5291 or (323) 267-6669 within
(10) business days after the filing date.
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
PART I - A qualifying preliminary background screening. Only those applicants
who pass the background screening will be allowed to continue in the selection
PART II - A written test covering reading comprehension and inductive reasoning
ability weighted 100%. Only those candidates who attain a score of 70% or above
will receive a passing grade.
THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE WRITTEN TEST FOR SECURITY
ASSISTANT, SHERIFF, EXAM NO. J-2827-M: If you have taken the written test for
the Security Assistant, Sheriff, Exam No. J-2827-M, within the last six (6)
months, your score will be applicable. Please advise the Exam Unit Staff, in
writing, at the time of application filing.
CANDIDATES MAY NOT COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THE ONCE EVERY SIX (6)
register resulting from this examination will be used to fill
in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
ELIGIBLE REGISTER INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in
the examination will be placed on the eligible register in
order of their score group for a period
a six (6) months following the promulgation date.
RECORD OF CONVICTIONS: A full disclosure of all convictions
is required. Failure to disclose convictions will result in disqualification.
Not all convictions constitute an automatic bar to employment.
Factors such as your age at the time of th offense(s), and the
recency of offense(s) will be taken into account, as well as
the relationship between the offense(s) and the job(s) for which
you apply. However, any applicant for County employment who has
been convicted of workers` compensation fraud is automatically
barred from employment with the County of Los Angeles (County
Code Section 5.12.110).
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends,
and holidays, and will be required to wear a Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department
approved uniform and, must comply with the Department`s approved uniform standards.
The selection process includes: a thorough background investigation which will
include a fingerprint search and may include a polygraph test; and a medical
examination which will include a physical exam, and may include a written psychological
test, and/or a psychological interview. Please refer to the list of examples
of disqualifying factors below. Successful candidates may be required to complete
a timed physical agility test and a timed obstacle course. Only those candidates
who are successful in the entire selection process will be eligible for appointment
as a Security Officer, Sheriff.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
In an effort to improve compliance with court-ordered child,
family and spousal obligations, certain employment 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