• Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $126,375.36 - $165,747.36 Annually USD

Job Description


04/13/2020 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT) - This examination will remain open until the needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.



With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more. Named on Forbes' 2019 list of "America's Best Employers," we offer broad career growth, outstanding benefits, and competitive salaries.

Ready to join the Los Angeles County Fire Department?

For information about the specific classification definition/standards for this position, please visit the following link:

We seek individuals that:
  • are highly dedicated and committed to their work and interact and work well in a team environment.
  • exhibit proactive and positive attitude and have strong interpersonal relations.
  • have outstanding work ethic and are able to achieve results consistent with interpersonal goals and objectives.
  • are driven and goal-oriented with a strong desire to succeed.

No out-of-class experience nor experience in similar classes will be accepted. Verification of Experience Letters will not be accepted.

Essential Job Functions
Some of the responsibilities of this position are:
  • Formulates policies, plans, and procedures as it relates to the wellness division of the Fire Department.
  • Manages the mental wellness section under the administrative supervision of the Chief Physician.
  • Creates and manages programs including education, prevention, and intervention.
  • Facilitates effective executive management and supervisory development.
  • Conducts, plans, and designs research in collaboration with appropriate external entities (e.g., accredited Institutional Review Boards).
  • Keeps abreast of all laws, rules, regulations, and policies applicable to assigned programs.
  • Provides input into the annual budget request.


A Doctorate from an accredited college or university* with specialization in clinical psychology - AND - Five years' professional experience in the application of psychological techniques, two years' of which must have included experience in developing, implementing and supervising a psychological program such as a peer support, chaplain, mental health provider or related program for an organization.

A license** to practice as a Psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology - OR- 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.

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.

2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

*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 College 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 Evaluations, Inc. (AICE).

In order to receive credit for any college or university degree, such as a Doctoral degree, you must include a legible copy of either the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution (which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded) with the Registrar's signature and school seal at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application. If you are unable to attach your documents, you may email it to or fax it to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the emailed or faxed documents.

Note: "Official Transcript" is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will not be accepted and will result in your application being incomplete and rejected.

** License Information: Applicants for this position are required to include a copy of their license to practice as a Psychologist at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application.

Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a background check, including a review of any criminal convictions, which requires a fingerprint scan. A candidate with a conviction history which has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the Chief, Psychological Services position may undergo the process for his/her conditional offer of employment to be rescinded. If rescinded, a candidate's name will be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.
Additional Information
An evaluation of training and experience*** weighted at 100% based on a review of application materials in the following areas:
  • Practical application of pertinent American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct relevant to psychological practice
  • Practical application of principles and evidence-based practices of clinical psychology
  • Administration and Management
  • Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Organizational Development
  • Teaching Others
  • Service Motivation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Integrity
  • Accountability

***In order to receive credit for the training and experience claimed, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, statement of career goals and achievements, and letters of reference with their application providing pertinent information demonstrating competence in the areas above. These documents must be provided at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application.

NOTE: Candidates are responsible for providing a valid e-mail address. Please add to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Final result letters will be sent via U.S. mail. Test scores cannot be given over the telephone.

The names of the candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible List in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

The Eligible List resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies at the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. We must receive your application online by 5:00 p.m., PT on the last day of filing.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application by using this website. Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements and have provided all required documents. Provide all relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, provide the name and address of your employer, your job title, the beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. Resumes may NOT be submitted in lieu of completing the Job Experience section of the application.

Please note that 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. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements to serve as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

For applicants 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 by visiting

If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password may erase the original candidate's application record.

Department Contact Name: Paolo Galdones
Department Contact Phone: (213) 738-2232
Department Fax: (323) 264-7159
Department Contact E-mail:

ADA Coordinator E-mail:
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 738-2022
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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