COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PROBATION DEPARTMENT EXAM NUMBER:
F8655I FILING PERIOD:
AUGUST 30, 2022 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT)
UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is leading the way to rebuild lives and make our communities healthier and safer. Working hand in hand with the Board of Supervisors and partner agencies, our goal is to promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism through a care first, jails last approach.
Are you looking for a place to make a difference in people's lives? Are you passionate about helping and guiding youth? Are you a respected and creative member of the community?
The Probation Department is looking for highly motivated individuals who can assist and advise youth on ways to redirect behavior into pro-social channels, while assisting youth in managing their own behavior through coaching, counseling, and acknowledging pro-social behavior. Do you see yourself making a difference in the organization's mission and the community? Then come join our team!CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Detention Services Officer positions hold the status of sworn, peace officers in the Probation Department. (Please see the Requirements and Special Requirement Information sections for additional information on peace officer requirements and the Background Investigation process).
Positions supervise the activities of minors who are detained in juvenile halls. Incumbents serve as a member of a small team responsible for the order and security of a unit of probation youth, transports minors to medical care facilities and/or courts or other locations, and provides situational counseling, as necessary. Detention Services Officers must be able to physically restrain combative probation youth.
Essential Job Functions
- Supervises detained probation youth in their activities within the unit, on work assignments, during recreation periods, on medical or dental appointments, or awaiting court appearances.
- Maintains order and control of a unit and takes appropriate action in connection with rule infractions or other disturbances.
- Maintains institutional security and takes appropriate action to prevent escapes.
- Supervises the movement of probation youth within and outside the facility.
- Controls and restrains combative or emotionally disturbed probation youth.
- Observes and records the behavior of probation youth and confers with the supervisor about problematic probation youth.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Completion of 60 semester* or 90 quarter* units from an accredited college including course work in the behavioral or social sciences such as psychology, sociology or criminology.
Candidates must meet the qualifications for designation as a Peace Officer within the Probation Department, including, but not limited to:
1) No Felony Convictions
2) U.S. Citizen-OR- permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for citizenship
3) At least 21 years of age at the time of appointment
Appointees will be required to meet State-mandated CORE training requirements as defined by Standards for Training in Corrections.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. LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATIONSupplemental 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 selection requirements and standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Applicants who fail the supplemental questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Candidates must be able to pass a thorough BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
1) Live Scan and Criminal Records Check
2) Psychological Examination
3) Medical and Drug Screening Examination
4) Credit Check
5) Juvenile Corrections Officer Core physical agility examination
Candidates who are found unsuitable for employment will be removed from the eligible register pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04 including but not limited to the following:
*IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST IDENTIFY THE NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED OR LEVEL OF DEGREE ON THE JOB APPLICATION AND ATTACH/UPLOAD A LEGIBLE COPY OF THE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM THE ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WHICH SHOWS THE AREA OF SPECIALIZATION WITH REGISTRAR'S SIGNATURE AND OR SCHOOL SEAL WITH YOUR APPLICATION AT THE TIME OF FILING OR DURING THE EXAMINATION PROCESS OR YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED. YOU MAY EMAIL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO EXAMINATIONS@PROBATION.LACOUNTY.GOV .
- Who is addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors or narcotics or habit-forming drugs;
- Who is guilty of conduct not compatible with County employment, whether or not it amounts to a crime;
- Who has been dismissed or has resigned in lieu of discharge from any position, public or private, for any cause which would be a cause for dismissal from County service; or whose record of employment has not been satisfactory in the County service, or with any other agency or firm;
- Who has abandoned any position in County service or been absent from duty without leave of absence duly granted;
- Who has made material false statement or who has attempted any deception or fraud in connection with this or any other civil service examinations;
- Who refuses to execute the oath as prescribed by law;
- Who refuses to be fingerprinted;
- Who refuses to take or fails to pass the prescribed medical examination
Positions to this class will be required to possess a certificate of completion of a 40-hour introductory training course on the laws of arrest under Penal Code Section 832 and Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) within 90 days of appointment to the position.COVID-19 VACCINATION:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of two (2) parts: Part I:
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) developed and validated Juvenile Officer selection examination covering Written Communication, Reading Comprehension, Apply Rules, and Basic Math, weighted 70%.
Candidates who do not pass the Juvenile Officer selection examination will be notified by mail or email. RESULTS CANNOT BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE. SCORE TRANSFERS
Any passing score for the Juvenile Officer selection examination administered after October 2020 will have their responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this exam and will proceed to Part II of this examination. Part II:
An interview covering Emotional Control, Adaptability, Interpersonal Sensitivity, Objectivity/Tolerance, Listening Comprehension, Oral Communication, Selective Attention, Multi-tasking, Applied Memorization, Assertiveness, Attention to Detail, weighted 30%.
This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.Candidates must qualify based on the Supplemental Questionnaire and achieve a passing score of 70% on all weighted test parts of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.THE JUVENILE OFFICER SELECTION EXAMINATION IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19. TEST PREPARATION RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP CANDIDATES PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT TESTS
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for the Juvenile Officer selection examination at http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/probation/1078218_CandidateOrientationBooklet.pdf
or on the Probation website at https://probation.lacounty.gov
under Candidate Orientation Booklet.
To access the Los Angeles County Probation Department Pre-Academy Fitness Guide, click here: http://file.lacounty.gov/probation/cms1_248934.pdf
While these study guides will help in preparing for the examination, we advise you to review ALL related materials you deem necessary. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and the names of candidates that qualify based on the Supplemental Questionnaire and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the weighted test parts of the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months. VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies located in the Los Angeles County Probation Department.AVAILABLE SHIFT
Any APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applications must be filed online ONLY. Applications submitted by US Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
All applicants must enter a current/updated mailing and email address at the time of filing as NOTICES MAY BE SENT BY MAIL OR EMAIL .
Entering an invalid mailing/email address may result in the rejection of your application during the examination process. To update information, applicants must make changes to their profile at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty
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Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.
To apply for this examination, click on the green "Apply
" button located on this posting. Your application must be submitted electronically before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Visit the website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty
Applicants may upload required or additional documents (i.e. copy of degree, certification, etc.) as attachment(s) at the time of filing. If you are unable to attach the required and/or additional documents at the time of filing, you may email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please include your name, examination number, and examination title.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have CLEARLY shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application and/or supplemental questionnaire is incomplete, it may be rejected.
- ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION . Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION .
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
- Test results cannot be given over the telephone.
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.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record and will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, let us know by contacting the Testing Accommodations Coordinator at (562) 367-4950. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC 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.
LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. Please visit the following link at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/
for more information. Department Contact Name:
Probation Examinations Unit, Sworn Exams Department Contact Number:
(562) 940-2659 Department Contact Email: email@example.com
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(800) 735-2922 ADA Coordinator Phone:
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