DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


FILING START DATE: 11/27/2017

FILING START TIME: 5:01 PM
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: J2707V

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
Candidates who hold one of the following degrees from an accredited college or university may be eligible to receive the following base pay, at the time of hire:

AA/AS: $5,813.00 Monthly
BA/BS: $6,137.00 Monthly

Upon graduation from the academy, candidates appointed to the position of Deputy Sheriff will receive a Basic Post Certificate (BPC) bonus.

HS Diploma: $5,875.30 Monthly
AA/AS: $6,202.89 Monthly
BA/BS: $6,548.62 Monthly

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive

FILING TYPE: Open Continuous

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions in this non-sworn Deputy Sheriff Trainee classification are characterized by participation in a formal law enforcement training program involving both classroom and practical instruction in subjects such as criminal law, evidence and investigation, patrol and traffic procedures, administration of justice, police/community relations and jail custody and operations. Incumbents must possess the ability to assimilate to classroom instructions covering a wide variety of academic and technical subjects as well as physical skill and coordination to become proficient in firearm and weaponless defense techniques. The program is approved by the California Department of Corrections and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).

Upon completion of the academy, candidates will be appointed to the Deputy Sheriff position.

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
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 diploma or paperwork showing they have applied for citizenship during the background process.

PER POST GUIDELINES, A U.S. PASSPORT WILL NOT SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT.

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.

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 valid California driver license, or valid out-of-state 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.

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
Candidates must be in good general physical fitness and free from any medical conditions that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee.

HEIGHT-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP
Although there are no minimum or maximum height requirements, the height-weight relationship of each candidate must either (1) fall within the ranges in the following table or (2) if the candidate's height is not included on the table, be found to be acceptable after individual evaluation. Height measurements are conducted without shoes. Weight measurements are conducted without shoes and coat. Candidates whose height falls between any of the measurements shown on the table must meet the requirements of the lower height. Individuals who do not meet the standard shall have their body fat measured. Female candidates whose body fat is 33% or less may be qualified. Male candidates whose body fat is 22% or less may be qualified.

MALE HEIGHT WEIGHT
5ft. 0in. 110 lbs. to 143 lbs. 5ft. 10in. 144 lbs. to 185 lbs.
5ft. 1in. 112 lbs. to 146 lbs. 5ft. 11in. 148 lbs. to 191 lbs.
5ft. 2in. 115 lbs. to 149 lbs. 6ft. 00in. 152 lbs. to 197 lbs.
5ft. 3in. 118 lbs. to 152 lbs. 6ft. 01in. 156 lbs. to 203 lbs.
5ft. 4in. 121 lbs. to 155 lbs. 6ft. 02in. 160 lbs. to 209 lbs.
5ft. 5in. 124 lbs. to 158 lbs. 6ft. 03in. 164 lbs. to 215 lbs.
5ft. 6in. 128 lbs. to 163 lbs. 6ft. 04in. 168 lbs. to 221 lbs.
5ft. 7in. 132 lbs. to 168 lbs. 6ft. 05in. 172 lbs. to 227 lbs.
5ft. 8in. 136 lbs. to 173 lbs. 6ft. 06in. 176 lbs. to 233 lbs.
5ft. 9in. 140 lbs. to 179 lbs. 6ft. 07in. 180 lbs. to 239 lbs.

FEMALE HEIGHT WEIGHT
5ft. 0in. 095 lbs. to 129 lbs. 5ft. 10in. 131 lbs. to 180 lbs.
5ft. 1in. 098 lbs. to 132 lbs. 5ft. 11in. 135 lbs. to 185 lbs.
5ft. 2in. 101 lbs. to 135 lbs. 6ft. 00in. 139 lbs. to 192 lbs.
5ft. 3in. 104 lbs. to 138 lbs. 6ft. 01in. 143 lbs. to 197 lbs.
5ft. 4in. 107 lbs. to 144 lbs. 6ft. 02in. 147 lbs. to 204 lbs.
5ft. 5in. 111 lbs. to 150 lbs. 6ft. 03in. 151 lbs. to 210 lbs.
5ft. 6in. 115 lbs. to 156 lbs. 6ft. 04in. 155 lbs. to 216 lbs.
5ft. 7in. 119 lbs. to 162 lbs. 6ft. 05in. 159 lbs. to 222 lbs.
5ft. 8in. 123 lbs. to 168 lbs. 6ft. 06in. 163 lbs. to 228 lbs.
5ft. 9in. 127 lbs. to 174 lbs. 6ft. 07in. 167 lbs. to 234 lbs.

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 patrol or custody assignments.
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:
http://dhrdcap.co.la.ca.us/olt/index.cfm?fuseaction=general.showPrintables

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 paper and pencil or computer format test weighted 100%, assessing vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing clarity, spelling, grammar, deductive and inductive reasoning, and data interpretation. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the test in order to be placed on the eligible register. Candidates who fail the test may retake the test once every six (6) months. The written test is not reviewable by candidates per Civil Service Rule 7.19.

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:
rljohnso@lasd.org
swornexamsentrylevel@lasd.org
ehire@lasd.org
ehiresvc@lasd.org
spsupport@lasd.org
vpat@lasd.org

SCORE TRANSFERS
Applicants who have achieved a passing score from the current Law Enforcement Job Family (LEJF) examinations will have their written test score automatically transferred to the LEJF positions for which they have applied. Please note, the written test score is valid for twenty-four (24) months.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an as received basis and candidates will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. All names on the register are eligible for appointment. No person on the eligible register may compete for this examination more than once every twenty-four (24) months. Successful candidates will remain on the register for a period of twenty-four (24) months following the date of eligibility, unless they:
do not appear (DNA) to any scheduled background Structured Interview appointment.
withdraw or refuse the position at any time after the written test.
are disqualified during the background investigation.
are disqualified from the medical or psychological process.
do not pass the Physical Ability Test.
do not pass the Structured Interview.
do not pass the background questions in the supplemental questionnaire (SQ).
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 any one of the LEJF positions listed in the Score Transfer section of this bulletin, and who do not achieve a qualifying score, must wait six (6) months after the date of the failed test to reapply for any of the LEJF examinations. 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. Candidates in the hiring process who fail the (SQ) for any newly submitted application, will automatically be disqualified from all positions, for a minimum of twelve (12) months.

RESCHEDULING PROCEDURE
Candidates will be given the opportunity to reschedule within a four (4) month period from the date of their application.

DISQUALIFICATION
The background questions in the 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.

DUAL TRACK CAREER PATH
The Dual Track Career Path program was developed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to enhance continuity, stability, and accountability in the Los Angeles County correctional system and Patrol related functions. The Dual Track will allow sworn personnel to select, remain, and promote within their career path of choice: Custody, Patrol, or both.

When candidates complete the Deputy Sheriff Trainee employment application, they will be asked to select their career path. Candidates' career path selection at this time is not binding. The Department will do its best to accommodate the selected Career Path; however, upon graduation from the Sheriff's Academy, new deputies will be assigned accordingly dependent upon the needs of the Department. Once deputies complete their probationary period they will be afforded the opportunity to re-evaluate their career path selection again.

Deputies who select a career path in Custody can remain and promote within Custody Division, until they elect to change their career path. Deputies who select a career path in Patrol and become patrol certified can transfer and promote throughout the Department.

The hiring process, selection requirements, academy curriculum, and monthly entry-level salary will remain unchanged. Deputies who elect a career path in Patrol, become patrol certified, and complete the required number of years will be eligible to receive additional pay.

LASD HIRING PROCESS
1. Application (including SQ)
2. Written Test
3. Physical Ability Test
4. Background Investigation
5. Medical and Psychological Evaluations

PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST
Candidates who pass the written test will be placed on an eligible register and will be scheduled for the Physical Ability Test.

The Physical Ability Test evaluates candidates' baseline physical fitness level, relative to the physical demands of the Sheriff's Academy and is comprised of five tests: 75-yard run, arm endurance, sit-ups, push-ups, and 1.5 mile run. Candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test to start the background investigation.

Candidates will be allowed two (2) opportunities to pass the Physical Ability Test within a six (6) month period. This six (6) month period will begin on the date of the candidate's initial scheduled Physical Ability Test appointment.
If a candidate does not pass the Physical Ability Test after the second opportunity, candidate will be disqualified and ineligible to reapply for the position for a period of six (6) months from the date of the second Physical Ability Test failure.
If a candidate withdraws from the hiring process during the Physical Ability Test, the candidate will be ineligible to reapply for the position for a period of six (6) months from the date of withdrawal.
If a candidate fails to appear to any scheduled Physical Ability Test appointment without prior authorization from the Physical Ability Test team, the candidate will forfeit one of his/her two (2) granted opportunities.

STRUCTURED INTERVIEW (SI)
Candidates who pass the Physical Ability Test, will participate in a P.O.S.T.-mandated Structured Interview (SI). The SI evaluates the candidates' experience, problem solving ability, Department knowledge/interest, 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 six (6) months before he/she can 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: the failure to appear to scheduled appointments, felony convictions, job related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns, a 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 and upload the PHS electronically. 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 medical or psychological 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.
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 in eligible to reapply for the 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 be scheduled for an appointment 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.
ACADEMY TRAINING
The Sheriff's Academy is a twenty-two (22) week training program and is approved by the California Department of Corrections and the California Commission on P.O.S.T. Classes are conducted Monday through Friday and some weekends and holidays. The Academy days are generally eight and one-half hours long and 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
The resulting eligible register will be used 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 (PST), 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: (323) 260-5291
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Alternate TTY Phone: (323) 267-6669
Department Contact Name: Sworn Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 981-5800
Department Contact email: swornexamsentrylevel@lasd.org