This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
A qualifying performance test consisting of latent print comparison.
The following candidates are NOT required to take the qualifying performance test:
Candidates who have passed the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Latent Print Examiner Competency Test and are currently certified for latent print examinations. Proof of certification must be provided at the time of filing or within 15 days of filing.
Candidates who have passed the International Association for Identification Latent Print Certification Test and are currently a Certified Latent Print Examiner as declared by the Certification Board of the International Association for Identification. Proof of certification must be provided at the time of filing or within 15 days of filing.
ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES WHO PASS THE PERFORMANCE TEST WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER WILL PROCEED TO PART II.
THE PERFORMANCE TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
An interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER IN THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
Invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add [email protected] to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Results letter will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
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 from 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.
SUCCESSFUL 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.
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Scientific Services Bureau.
AVAILABLE SHIFT Any Shift
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS 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 may 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 of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.
- Please note that 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.
- 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.
NOTE: 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 at the time of filing,or during the examination process but prior to promulgation. Failure to provide the required documentation prior to promulgation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
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.
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.
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) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: [email protected]