• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Temporary Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Other
  • Salary: $99,735.36 - $130,814.16 Annually USD

Job Description


Monday, December 19, 2022, at 8:00 A.M. (PT)






The County of Los Angeles (County) is the largest employer in Southern California with more than 110,000 employees across 37 departments and an operating budget of $38 billion. The County serves the needs of over 10 million residents and 88 municipalities that lie within our boundaries.


At the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), we are committed to fostering a fair and dynamic marketplace and enhancing the economic wellbeing of our communities. The Department is the only local freestanding Consumer Protection agency in the State and our resources and areas of assistance have significantly expanded since its establishment in 1975. We strive to improve the lives of all consumers, tenants, homeowners, immigrants, and workers. Today, we provide a diverse range of services to the residents of Los Angeles County, including investigating and assisting with consumer complaints, real estate fraud, identity theft, and elder financial abuse. DCBA strives to keep people housed and to mitigate displacements through our rent stabilization, tenant protections programs and our foreclosure prevention services. DCBA works to expand access to justice and ensure that residents understand their rights, protect those rights, and obtain a fair outcome through our consumer protection programs, including Small Claims Advisor, dispute resolution and mediation programs, immigration legal services, eviction prevention program, and through our Self- Help Legal Centers. DCBA also oversees the County's cannabis regulatory framework and is committed to ensuring an equitable, sustainable, and safe marketplace. Additionally, we drive initiatives that protect workers from exploitation and human trafficking and provide access to services for vulnerable communities including low to moderate income families, foster youth, and immigrant communities.

The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs prides itself on providing extraordinary customer service and ensuring equitable access to our programs and resources for all residents of Los Angeles County.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill temporary Consumer and Business Affairs Specialist vacancies to support programs related to the American Rescue Plan.


The American Rescue Plan (ARP) represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address LA County's most urgent inequities. This first pillar, "Emerging from the Pandemic Better than Before through Equity-Based Investments," makes investments that will increase housing for people experiencing homelessness, create more affordable housing, resource the Board's "Care First, Jails Last" vision, reduce the digital divide, and build wealth in communities that have historically been left out of generational wealth gains. DCBA has been tasked with implementing several programs to support ARP efforts.

Essential Job Functions
As the Consumer and Business Affairs Specialist, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct research, evaluation, and development of policies designed to promote or enhance the core services of the Department.
  • Analyze proposed federal, State and County proposals, legislation, and policy changes to identify impact to County programs, finances, and operations; make recommendations for County positions and advocacy strategies.
  • Conduct special projects, assignments, and management studies concerning departmental programs and initiatives.
  • Analyze data and prepare correspondence and reports on department activities in response to Board of Supervisors initiatives.
  • Prepare, analyze, and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on Department core services and priorities.
  • Engage Board of Supervisor staff to collaborate on policy and legislative matters of priority to the Department and Board.
  • Respond to sensitive or complex inquiries or complaints on department issues and prepare official correspondence and materials as necessary.
  • Review program policies, and operational processes to implement quality control in the execution of programs and initiatives and make recommendations regarding program direction.
  • Act as liaison between and/or represent department management with Board offices, County departments, commissions, outside agencies, and other governmental jurisdictions to enhance and promote Department core services and priorities.



One (1) year of experience providing technical and administrative oversight to staff engaged in the delivery of departmental consumer and business affairs services to the public and providing administrative coordination for specialized programs and initiatives at the level of Consumer and Business Affairs Supervisor.


Two (2) years of experience investigating, mediating, or resolving complex matters and disputes in connection with consumer and business-related services and programs at the level of Consumer and Business Affairs Representative III.


Two (2) years of experience in a public or private agency, analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, systems and procedures and the development and implementation of programs impacting the public in an administrative*, management**, or highly responsible specialized staff capacity***. A Master's degree or higher from an accredited graduate school will be accepted for one year of the experience.****


*Administrative capacity: Performs work typically in an administrative services branch of an organization unit, including responsibility for the development of procedures and participation in policy formulation. Experience at the level of independent responsibility for assignments of average difficulty analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of information services, programs, and general management.

**Managers are responsible for making major recommendations and taking actions that have a direct and substantial effect on the agency and the programs. Managers organize, plan, implement, and control functions and programs; develop and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines; formulate short-term and long-term goals and objectives; direct and supervise staff through subordinate supervisors; allocate resources; and; determine staff training needs.

***Specialized staff capacity is defined as staff experience requiring specialized knowledge of rules, regulations, and other guidelines relating to completing assignments in the program area assigned. Knowledge is usually attained through extensive, increasingly difficult, and practical experience and training in the subject matter field.

****To receive credit for the required degree/coursework, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization. Submit proof of degree by uploading the required document(s) as attachments at the time of filing or send by e-mail to within seven (7) calendar days from application submission.


Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
  • A Master's degree or higher from an accredited graduate school
  • Additional years of experience in excess of the Selection Requirement
To receive credit for a Master's degree, you must attach a copy of your degree or official transcripts to your application at the time of filing, or email the documents to within 7 calendar days from the application filing date

Withhold Information
No withholds will be allowed for this examination. Required experience must be fully met and indicated on the application on the last day of filling.

Out-of-class will not be accepted for this examination.

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.
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Additional Information
Our Assessment Process:
This examination consists of an evaluation of education, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the selection requirement described above at the time of filing and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.


Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill temporary vacancies in the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs as they occur.

Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Any required documents must be submitted within seven (7) calendar days from application submission.

Many important notifications will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add, as well as, and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. The Department will not consider missed email notifications as an acceptable reason to authorize additional time to complete the application

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification 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.

Fill out the application and supplemental questionnaire completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements .

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications. Please note some public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require a prior reservation to use their computers. For more information, please visit their website at https://lacountylibrary .org/reopening or contact the specific libraries directly.

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

Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history
unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
Department Contact Name: Alvin Hsu, Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (213) 948-2895
Department Contact E-mail:
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 948-2895
Teletype Phone Number: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone Number: (800) 897- 0077


Employment Information

Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Your Responsibilities:

1. Completing Your Application :

a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.

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

d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.

2. Requirements on Job Posting :

a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.

b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.

c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.

3. Application Deadline : All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.

4. Change of Name or Address : To change personal information such as your name or address, log into your profile on and make the necessary change. This can be done at any time.

5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy :

a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential.

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You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this system and the Internet generally. This system and the information provided on it are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. No advice or information given by the County of Los Angeles or its respective employees shall modify the foregoing or create any warranty.

The County of Los Angeles expressly disclaims any warranty that the information on this system or on the Internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from the system is free of viruses or other harmful components. You shall have no recourse against the County of Los Angeles as the system provider for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights a user may have in anything posted or retrieved on our system.

The County of Los Angeles shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this system or with the delay or inability to use it (or any linked sites), or for any information obtained through this system, or otherwise arising out of the use of this system, the Internet generally or on any other basis.

NOTE: Your application is submitted using Secure Encryption to ensure the privacy of all information you transmit over the Internet.

By accepting the Use Disclaimer set forth here, you agree to all of the above terms and further agree to use this Online Job Employment Application System only for the submission of bona fide employment applications to the County of Los Angeles. Any other use of this Online Job Employment Application System, including without limitation any copying, downloading, translating, decompiling, or reverse engineering of the system, data, or related software, shall be a violation of the Use Disclaimer.

Test Preparation: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Veteran's Credit: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.

This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at:

Accreditation Information: 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 Colleges 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 Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: and E_Resource_Guide.pdf

Background Check: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Career Planning: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at

Benefit Information: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.

Social Security Act of 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.

Employment Eligibility Information: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

COVID-19 VACCINATION: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may 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.

Updated April 2023
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