LAW ENFORCEMENT PSYCHOLOGIST, SHERIFF

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24, 2019
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Legal Services Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $98,757.84 - $129,531.23 Annually

Job Description



FILING DATES
August 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

EXAM NUMBER
J8700O

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Under general direction, plans, provides, and implements psychological services and programs within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for a specifically-defined law enforcement client base.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class report to an Assistant Director, Bureau Operations, Sheriff and function as staff psychologists at the full professional level, including: providing counseling/evaluation services to department employees and their family members, providing 24-hour crisis intervention services to management and department personnel, and providing human relations consultation services to department supervisors and management. These positions are distinguished from other psychological positions by their specific concern for the detection and non-medical treatment of stress, emotional and psychological problems, and crime-specific consultation; and with crisis intervention, negotiation, and the organizational diagnosis and development of therapies to solve a wide variety of psychological/psychiatric problems.

Essential Job Functions
Provides direct patient care to a large departmental client base by assessing and evaluating problems, diagnosing issues, and providing therapeutic interventions.

Performs critical incident interventions for departmental personnel involved in on/off duty shootings, dangerous or serious crime situations, traumatic incidents, etc.
Supplies emergency 24-hour on-call crisis intervention services; provides immediate professional psychological/psychiatric services under highly-stressful and/or dangerous situations; and consults, assists, and advises departmental management in approaches to crime-specific and/or law enforcement-related problems.

Serves as a member of a professional psychological services team; plans counseling and treatment programs in agreement and conjunction with departmental policies and procedures; provides on-site and follow-up counseling sessions in response to a wide variety of client needs.

Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological methods of assessment and techniques for treatment.

Researches topics and presents comprehensive training programs, workshops, and lectures on a variety of topics to department recruits, supervisors, management, and training officers.

Provides consultation and presents training to the department's Peer Support and Addiction Recovery Programs; implements programs for the early detection and management of stress, alcohol abuse, depression, marital problems, intimate partner violence, insomnia, etc.

Conducts psychological research, initiates studies, and provides research data to implement departmental programs; collaborates on multi-disciplinary investigations.

Requirements

MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS
A Doctorate degree*from an accreditedor approved college or university in Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Education with the field of specialization in counseling psychology or educational psychology or in a field deemed equivalent by the state of CaliforniaDepartment of Consumer Affairs, Board of PsychologyANDOne (1) year of post doctoral experience in the practice of counseling and/or clinical psychology.

LICENSE
A license**to practice as a Psychologist as issued by the State of CaliforniaDepartment of Consumer Affairs, Boardof PsychologyORA license to practice as a Psychologist as issued by any other state in the United States of America, provided that the license as issued by State of California Department of Consumer Affairs,Board of Psychology can be obtained within six months of appointment to the positionANDA 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.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class II - Light: Lightphysical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Candidates must attach legible photocopies of their degree, or official transcripts of school records confirming completion of doctorate degreefrom an accredited or approved college or university which shows the area of specializationwith their application at the time of filingor within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not deemed to be official transcripts and will NOT be accepted.

**To qualify, applicants must submit a photocopy of their current and active license to practice as a Psychologist as issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board Psychology with your online application at the time of filingor within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejectionOR A license to practice as a Psychologist as issued by any other state in the United States of America, provided that the license as issued by State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology can be obtained within six months of appointment to the position.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

Invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add saalvare@lasd.orgto your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/ clutter mail.
Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letter will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period oftwelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

No person may compete in this examination more than once everytwelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on criminal probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
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.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Personnel Command, Psychological Services Bureau.

AVAILABLE SHIFTAny Shift

APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaireONLINEonly. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearlyshown that you meet theMINIMUMREQUIREMENTSand you have completely filled out your application.

To apply for this examination, clickon the" Apply "button located on the top right corner of the screen. Your applicationand supplementalquestionnairemust be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Please note ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATIONS of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that youmeet the requirements.Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

NOTE:Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filingor within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

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

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:(213) 229-1621
TTY Coordinator Phone:(213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name:Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone:(323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org


Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific