Reserve Deputy Sheriff

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Temporary Public Safety
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

FILING START DATE: 05/01/2020

FILING START TIME: 10:00 AM

The filing period may be suspended AT ANY TIME without prior notice AND the examination may reopen as the needs of the service require.

EXAM NUMBER: J9308G

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION

The voluntary Reserve Deputy Sheriff position receives monetary compensation of $1.00 annually for the performance of their duties.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Volunteer (THIS IS NOT A CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION)

FILING TYPE: Open Continuous

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Reserve Forces Detail is encompassed by community members who volunteer their time and energy to fulfill many of the roles which are traditionally handled by full-time, Deputy Sheriffs. Our Reserve Deputy Sheriffs undergo the same hiring standards as full-time Deputies and work alongside them in support of every aspect of the Department operations.

A volunteer organization of individuals who are utilized to supplement the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's law enforcement manpower. Like full-time deputies, reserve deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel. In most cases, reserves are assigned to the same duties as full-time deputies. Since reserve deputies have the same powers of arrest as full-time deputies, they are required by law to meet the same hiring, background, medical and psychological standards as full-time deputies. Most reserve deputies are available to work in virtually all aspects of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. After becoming field qualified, a Level 1 reserve deputy can work patrol alone or with a partner and has peace officer status.

Essential Job Functions

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES OF A DEPUTY SHERIFF
  • Testify in court
  • Make a forcible arrest
  • Search for and handle evidence/contraband
  • Use a firearm
  • Drive a County vehicle

WORKS IN A CUSTODY OR COURT SERVICES ENVIRONMENT
  • Enforces/ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, local ordinances, and judicial compliance orders as necessary.
  • Guards, transports, and maintains the security and safety of sentenced and pre-sentenced inmates by enforcing detention policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the work of and instructs a group of inmates assigned to various operations, maintenance, or other rehabilitative activities.
  • Operates a computer terminal to obtain criminal history information including warrants or other holds, and updates classification or housing information as necessary.
  • Secures prisoners and their property and monies as necessary in compliance with departmental policy and procedures including juvenile detention policy and regulations.
  • Performs various law enforcement duties during a local state of emergency.

DRIVES A RADIO CAR PATROLLING AREAS TO DETECT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY, AND PRESERVE THE PEACE
  • Enforces Federal and State laws and local ordinances.
  • Pursues suspects on foot or in a vehicle.
  • Subdues resisting suspects utilizing necessary force, including firearms, to maintain law and order and ensure personal and other's safety.
  • Detains, arrests, books, and transports suspects.
  • Collects, preserves, and records evidence.
  • Maintains a log and writes arrest reports.
  • Makes traffic stops, issues warnings, and writes traffic citations.
  • Responds to emergency scenes and calls for service to provide assistance and maintain law and order.
  • Recovers lost or stolen property.

INVESTIGATES EMERGENT AND NON-EMERGENT COMPLAINTS OF CRIMES AND CONDUCTS FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATIONS
  • Investigates victims, witnesses, suspects, and informants.
  • Takes notes, and writes complaint and investigative reports.
  • Searches for, collects, records, and preserves evidence (including contraband).
  • Appears in court to testify in legal proceedings.
  • Serves civil and criminal process papers.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

AGE
19½ years of age at the time of filing and at least 20 years of age at the time of hire.

CITIZENSHIP
Must be a U.S. citizen - OR - permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for citizenship.

For more information regarding citizenship requirements, please contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 or visit their website at http://www.uscis.gov. Candidates will be required to submit a copy of their citizenship documents or paperwork showing they have applied for citizenship during the background process.

LICENSE
A valid California class "C" or above driver license is required to perform job-related functions. California candidates must possess a current, non-expired driver license at the time of filing.

Out-of-state candidates must have a valid license from the state in which they reside at the time of filing and will be required to obtain a California class "C" prior to hire.

Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit a copy of their California driver license during the background investigation. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. A candidate's driving record that shows three or more moving violations within the last year will not be appointed.

Candidates must meet one of the following options:

OPTION A

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

In accordance with the provisions of California Government Code Section 1031(e), accredited high schools are those accredited by certifying organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and include accredited public and non-public high schools in the United States and accredited United States Department of Defense high schools.

OPTION B - LATERAL
EXPERIENCE
Candidates must be a Reserve peace officer at a California Commission on Reserve Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified law enforcement agency with two years of continuous peace officer experience at the time of filing.

CERTIFICATION
Candidates must have a P.O.S.T. Level I or Level II Reserve status at the time of filing.

A Level I Reserve refers to a trained reserve officer as described in Penal Code section 832.6 (a)(1), and who is assigned specific police functions whether or not working alone [830.6(a)(1)] OR to the prevention and detection of crime and the general enforcement of the laws of this state [830.6(a)(2)] whether or not working alone.

A Level II Reserve refers to a trained reserve officer as described in Penal Code section 832.6(a)(2), who works under the immediate supervision of a peace officer who has completed the basic training course for deputy sheriffs and police officers prescribed by the Commission, and is assigned to the prevention and detection of crime and the general enforcement of the laws of this State.

Candidates accepted under Option B will have their multiple choice examination waived.

P.O.S.T. PROFILE
A legible copy of the candidate's P.O.S.T. profile report must be attached with the application at the time of filing. Documentation will be accepted via e-mail.

Instructions for obtaining a P.O.S.T Profile can be found at this link https://post.ca.gov/How-Do-I-Obtain-POST-ID-or-POST-Profile

PHYSICAL CLASS
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Reserve candidates must be in good general physical fitness and free from any medical conditions that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the Deputy Sheriff position.

VISION
(1) Acuity - At least 20/70 in each eye without correction, correctable to 20/30 in each eye.
Successful soft contact lens wearers are not required to meet the uncorrected standard as long as their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye.
(2) Color perception - Anything other than minor hue impairment is disqualifying.

HEARING
There may be no greater than a 25 dB loss in the better ear as averaged over the test frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz. There may not be a peak loss at any of the test frequencies greater than:

30 dB at 500 Hz.
30 dB at 1000 Hz.
40 dB at 2000 Hz.
40 dB at 3000 Hz.

There may be no greater than a 35 dB loss in the worst ear as averaged over the test frequencies, and no peak loss greater than 45 dB at any of the test frequencies. In the case of a questionable, unusual, or borderline hearing loss, the candidate's record may be reviewed by the Occupational Health Program's Service Consultant for final determination of qualifications.

Additional Information
WORK CONDITIONS
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 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 on 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.
  • injure and perhaps kill another person in defense of your life or the life of others.
  • have split or varied days off.
  • work assignments where there is risk of being injured in the performance of your 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.

TEST PREPARATION INFORMATION
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 Sheriff's Department website:
http://shq.lasdnews.net/content/uoa/PER/LawEnfmtJobFamilyStudyGuide.pdf

The Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources website:
https://apps.hr.lacounty.gov/olt/Test

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission website:
http://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf

EXAMINATION CONTENT
The examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100%, assessing writing clarity, vocabulary, spelling, writing grammar, reading comprehension, deductive and inductive reasoning, and data interpretation. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher. Candidates who fail the test may retake the test once every three (3) months. The multiple choice test is not reviewable by candidates.

ELECTRONIC CORRESPONDENCE
ALL CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE SENT TO CANDIDATES VIA EMAIL. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address in their application that can receive emails from LASD.org . 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:
SCORE TRANSFERS
Candidates who have achieved a qualifying score from one of the following the Law Enforcement Job Family (LEJF) examinations: DST #J2707V, #J2707W and #J2707X; Custody Assistant (CA) #J2749Z and #J2749A; Security Officer (SO) #J2828P; or Security Assistant (SA) #J2827S and #J2827T; and RDS #J9308F will have their multiple choice test score automatically transferred to the Reserve Deputy Sheriff (RDS) #J9308G position. The RDS multiple choice tests score is valid for twenty-four (24) months and is not transferable to any other LEJF positions.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an as received basis. Successful candidates who pass the multiple choice test will be eligible to continue with the hiring process unless they:
  • do not appear (DNA) to any scheduled structured interview appointment.
  • do not pass the structured interview.
  • do not appear (DNA) to any scheduled background investigation appointment.
  • are disqualified during the background investigation.
  • are disqualified from the medical or psychological process.
  • withdraw or refuse the position.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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.

REAPPLY PROCEDURE
Candidates who have participated in the examination process for the RDS position, and did not achieve a qualifying score, must wait three (3) months after the date of the failed test to reapply for the RDS position. 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.

RESCHEDULING PROCEDURE
Candidates will be given the opportunity to reschedule within a three (3) month period from the date of their application.

DISQUALIFICATION

The background questions in the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) are utilized to ensure candidates meet the standards of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Candidates who fail any background question(s) will be disqualified from all Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department examinations for which they applied, and will have to wait a minimum of twelve (12) months after the date of the disqualification to reapply.

LASD HIRING PROCESS

1. Application (including SQ)
2. Multiple Choice Test
3. Validated Physical Ability Test (VPAT)
4. Structured Interview
5. Background Investigation
6. Psychological and Medical Evaluations

VALIDATED PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST
Candidates who pass the mutiple choice test will proceed to the Validated Physical Ability Test (VPAT).

The VPAT evaluates candidates' baseline physical fitness level, relative to the physical demands of the Sheriff's Academy and is comprised of four tests: push-ups, 75-yard run, sit-ups, and 20 meter shuttle run test. Candidates must pass the VPAT to start the background investigation.

Candidates will be allowed an unlimited number of opportunities to pass the VPAT within a twelve (12) month period from the date of the candidate's initial scheduled VPAT appointment.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to work out and be in good physical condition. Candidates that pass the VPAT should continue to work out to meet the physical demands of the academy. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department offers Pre-Academy Workouts for candidates in the Deputy Sheriff Trainee hiring process.

STRUCTURED INTERVIEW (SI)
Candidates who pass the multiple choice test will participate in a P.O.S.T. mandated structured interview (SI). The SI evaluates the candidates' experience, problem solving, interest/motivation, interpersonal skills, community involvement/awareness, and communication skills.

Candidates will be allowed one (1) opportunity to pass the SI. If a candidate does not pass the SI, the candidate must wait three (3) months to reapply.

PRE-INVESTIGATIVE QUESTIONNAIRE

Candidates will be given a Pre-Investigative Questionnaire that is to be completed and submitted on the day of their background intake appointment. Candidates will be asked 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.

PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT (PHS)
Candidates will be required to complete a P.O.S.T. mandated Personal History Statement (PHS). Candidates will receive emails from the Department's electronic case management system, E-Hire, with instructions on how to complete the PHS. Candidates are required to submit specific documents (i.e., driver license, social security card, birth/marriage certificate(s) etc.). It is the candidates' responsibility to bring both original documents and copies to their background intake appointment. Department representatives will verify the copies against the original documents, and return all original documents to the candidates.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
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. Candidates who complete the background investigation may be selected for the position and will be extended a conditional offer of employment prior to the psychological or medical evaluations.
  • Candidates who are disqualified from the background investigation will be ineligible to reapply for any Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department position for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION
The psychological evaluation consists of a four (4) hour test. Once candidates have completed the test, they will meet with a psychologist.
  • Candidates who do not pass the psychological evaluation will be ineligible to reapply for the position for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
MEDICAL EVALUATION
The medical evaluation assesses physical ability, ensuring capability to participate in the demanding duties of the position.
  • Candidates who do not pass the medical evaluation will be ineligible to reapply for the position for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
ACADEMY TRAINING
The Sheriff's Academy is a training program and is approved by the California Department of Corrections and the California Commission on P.O.S.T. Classes are conducted two evenings a week and some weekends and holidays. The Academy days may be conducted in shifts. Recruits generally spend additional time outside of class preparing for class and studying for exams. Recruits in the Sheriff's Academy will participate in classroom and scenario-based training, which will include: the interpretation and application of laws, report writing, radio operations, first aid and CPR, defensive tactics, handcuffing and searching techniques, use of the baton, the safe handling, care, and use of firearms, emergency vehicle operations, and Department regulations and laws regarding the use of force and firearms. Throughout the academy program, recruits will also participate in regular physical training. Knowledge, skill and task competence will be assessed. Academy success will be determined through multiple choice, and true/false tests, role playing exercises and performance, physical ability, and work sample tests.

VACANCY INFORMATION
All candidates that successfully complete the hiring process may be considered to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
All candidates are required to submit an online County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department employment application. All information, including the selection requirements (i.e., age, citizenship, education, and driver license) 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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
To apply for this examination, click on the "Apply" button located on the top right corner of the screen. Your application must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm, on the last day of filing. Candidates will be asked to provide required documents during the background process.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING

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

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All candidates must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or a friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record, and may result in a rejection of your application.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All candidates must include their social security number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 981-5800
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Sworn Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 981-5800
Department Contact email: swornexamsentrylevel@lasd.org


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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