FIRST DAY OF FILING:
SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 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. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS. EXAM NUMBER:
J8700Q TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYDEFINITION
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, smoking cessation, marital problems, weight control, etc.
Conducts psychological research, initiates studies, and provides research data to implement departmental programs; collaborates on multi-disciplinary investigations.
Selects, administers, and interprets a wide variety of psychological testing instruments for the diagnosis and evaluation of mentally or emotionally disturbed or maladjusted clients.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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 California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology -AND-
One (1) year of post doctoral experience in the practice of counseling and/or clinical psychology.LICENSE
to practice as a Psychologist as 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 the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology can be obtained within six (6) months of appointment to the position -AND-
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.PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION*
In order to receive credit for the required degree, you must include a legible copy of the official degree, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of application filing. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF FILING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not deemed to be official transcripts and will NOT be accepted.
**In order 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 of Psychology with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection -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 the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology can be obtained within six (6) 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.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Credit will be given to applicants, who possess DESIRABLE
q ualifications and indicate so on their employment application at the time of filing.
Experience as a psychologist, providing clinical services in a law enforcement agency.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information and desirable qualifications weighted 100%. Additional points will be given for experience beyond the minimum requirements and for experience as a psychologist providing clinical services in a law enforcement agency. CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.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 of twelve (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 EVERY TWELVE(12) MONTHS.SPECIAL INFORMATIONSUCCESSFUL 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 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 SHIFT Any ShiftAPPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATIONAPPLICATIONS 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 questionnaire ONLINE
only. 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 have clearly
shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
and you have completely filled out your application.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply"
button at the top right corner of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 P.M. (PT) deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address. IMPORTANT NOTES
CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
- 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 you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
- All notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add email@example.com as well as firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com to your email address
book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.
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 or email any outstanding required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of filing or 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.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.
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 a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922ADA Coordinator Phone:
(213) 229-1621TTY Coordinator Phone:
(213) 626-0251Department Contact Name:
Professional Examinations UnitDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 526-5611Department Contact Email: email@example.com
For more information on Employment Information, click on the link below. http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/247636_EmploymentInformation.pdf
Closing Date/Time: Continuous