Los Angeles County Human Resources
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST NINE (9) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE, AND NUMBER.
FILING START DATE:
07/23/15, 8:00 am PST - UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
Special Salary Information:
$5,324.11 - $6,982.64 Basic POST
$5,486.05 - $7,195.03 Intermediate POST
$5,652.90 - $7,413.87 Advance POST
Positions allocable to this class work in the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation under the technical and administrative direction of a Supervising Investigator, DA. Incumbents conduct investigations of a generally routine nature for purposes such as locating and identifying witnesses or suspects, serving process, and gathering relevant evidence to support the prosecution of cases. Incumbents may also staff the department's command post to provide emergency and routine communications when the District Attorney's Office is closed, and perform or participate in witness protection, surveillance, and arrests of suspects in criminal cases.
Essential Job Functions
Interviews employees, public agencies, families, neighbors, and others to obtain information concerning the whereabouts of witnesses or suspects; follows leads and locates witnesses and suspects by accessing computerized records, Department of Motor Vehicle records, and records of other organizations and public agencies.
Testifies in court as to measures taken to locate witnesses and gives evidence of due and diligent search.
Personally serves subpoenas on recalcitrant or uncooperative witnesses.
Transports witnesses to and from court and protects them when their lives have been threatened.
Receives, screens, and routes routine and emergency telephone calls to investigators and attorneys when the District Attorney's Office is closed to the public.
Participates in making arrests and serving warrants for a variety of criminal charges; subdues suspects by pursuit and/or physical constraints when necessary; transports suspects to jail; books prisoners; and prepares arrest reports.
Performs office duties in support of investigations such as posting warrants, preparing form letters to misdemeanor suspects, recording measures taken to locate suspects, keeping records and statistics of subpoenas and warrants served, investigating complaints and recording action taken, and running record checks for field investigators.
Develops positive relationships with other law enforcement and criminal justice personnel to facilitate prompt assistance when conducting investigations that extend throughout and beyond Los Angeles County.
Two years of law enforcement experience within the last five years as a full-time paid peace officer as defined in Section 830.1 of the Penal Code of the State of California, or as an investigator with the Federal Government as defined in the Federal Job Series 1811 - AND - an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Possession of a valid Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate is required.
Please note only Regular Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced POST certificates will be accepted, Specialized Investigator Basic POST certificates are not accepted.
You must be willing and able to work in ANY area of Los Angeles County and on ANY shift (evenings, nights, and weekends).
A valid California Class C Driver License is required.
Qualified applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS IN ONE (1) YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Physical Class Designation:
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.
Applicants must be in good general physical condition, free from any medical conditions that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the position of Investigator, DA.
At least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
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.
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 worse 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 applicant's record will be reviewed by the Occupational Health Service consultant in otolaryngology who will make a recommendation as to the applicant's employability, and forward it to the medical Director for final disposition.
There are no minimum or maximum height requirements, the height-weight relationship of each applicant must either (1) fall within the ranges in the Height-Weight Relationship Table located in the Special Information section of this bulletin, or (2) if the applicant's height is not included in the table, be found to be acceptable after individual evaluation. Height measurements are made without shoes, and weight measurements without shoes and coats. Applicants whose height falls between any of the measurements shown on the table must meet the weight requirements of the lower height. Individual 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.
HEIGHT-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP TABLE
5 ft. 0 in. 110 lbs. to 143 lbs.
5 ft. 1 in. 112 lbs. to 146 lbs.
5 ft. 2 in. 115 lbs. to 149 lbs.
5 ft. 3 in. 118 lbs. to 152 lbs.
5 ft. 4 in. 121 lbs. to 155 lbs.
5 ft. 5 in. 124 lbs. to 158 lbs.
5 ft. 6 in. 128 lbs. to 163 lbs.
5 ft. 7 in. 132 lbs. to 168 lbs.
5 ft. 8 in. 136 lbs. to 173 lbs.
5 ft. 9 in. 140 lbs. to 179 lbs.
5 ft. 10 in. 144 lbs. to 185 lbs.
5 ft. 11 in. 148 lbs. to 191 lbs.
6 ft. 0 in. 152 lbs. to 197 lbs.
6 ft. 1 in. 156 lbs. to 203 lbs.
6 ft. 2 in. 160 lbs. to 209 lbs.
6 ft. 3 in. 164 lbs. to 215 lbs.
6 ft. 4 in. 168 lbs. to 221 lbs.
6 ft. 5 in. 172 lbs. to 227 lbs.
6 ft. 6 in. 176 lbs. to 233 lbs.
6 ft. 7 in. 180 lbs. to 239 lbs.
4 ft. 6 in. 83 lbs. to 114 lbs.
4 ft. 7 in. 85 lbs. to 116 lbs.
4 ft. 8 in. 87 lbs. to 118 lbs.
4 ft. 9 in. 89 lbs. to 120 lbs.
4 ft. 10 in. 91 lbs. to 123 lbs.
4 ft. 11 in. 93 lbs. to 126 lbs.
5 ft. 0 in. 95 lbs. to 129 lbs.
5 ft. 1 in. 98 lbs. to 132 lbs.
5 ft. 2 in. 101 lbs. to 136 lbs.
5 ft. 3 in. 104 lbs. to 138 lbs.
5 ft. 4 in. 107 lbs. to 144 lbs.
5 ft. 5 in. 111 lbs. to 150 lbs.
5 ft. 6 in. 115 lbs. to 156 lbs.
5 ft. 7 in. 119 lbs. to 162 lbs.
5 ft. 8 in. 121 lbs. to 168 lbs.
5 ft. 9 in. 127 lbs. to 174 lbs.
5 ft. 10 in. 131 lbs. to 180 lbs.
5 ft. 11 in. 135 lbs. to 186 lbs.
6 ft. 0 in 139 lbs. to 192 lbs.
6 ft. 1 in. 143 lbs. to 197 lbs.
6 ft. 2 in. 147 lbs. to 204 lbs.
6 ft. 3 in. 151 lbs. to 210 lbs.
6 ft. 4 in. 155 lbs. to 216 lbs.
6 ft. 5 in. 159 lbs. to 222 lbs.
6 ft. 6 in. 163 lbs. to 228 lbs.
6 ft. 7 in. 167 lbs. to 234 lbs.
This examination will consist of two parts:
I. A QUALIFYING WRITTEN TEST. The written test will require candidates to observe and recall information to test the candidate's understanding of law enforcement laws related to investigations, written communication skills, ability to analyze and interpret data, and general reading comprehension skills.
Candidates must achieve a qualifying score of 70% or higher on the written test as established by the department to be eligible to participate in the interview.
The written test is NOT reviewable by candidates per Civil Service Rule 7.19.
II. AN INTERVIEW WEIGHTED 100%. The interview will evaluate candidates' general preparedness to perform the duties of the position, initiative and attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving ability, adaptability/dependability, and situational awareness.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview in order to be place on the eligible register.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on an eligible register in the order of their group for a period of nine (9) 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 9 months.
QUALIFYING BACKGROUND CHECK:
Successful applicants will be required to undergo and pass a thorough background investigation, including a fingerprint search, prior to appointment.
Examples of disqualifying factors are:
Any felony conviction or conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
Job related misdemeanor convictions.
Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations such as three (3) moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at-fault accidents; or if the applicant is placed on a three (3) year probation.
Poor credit history.
Poor employment history.
Driving under the influence.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the District Attorney's Office.
Application and Filing Information:
We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.
You must attach a photocopy of your degree or official college transcripts with school seal or Registrar's signature to your application at the time of filing.
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as an AA degree or higher, or for completion of a certificate program, 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; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing or during the exam process.
You must attach a photocopy of your valid POST certificate to your application at the time of filing.
You must provide your current California Driver License Number, date issued, and expiration date.
IF YOUR APPLICATION IS INCOMPLETE, IT WILL BE REJECTED.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may fax them to (213) 663-0903 within five (5) days of filing or during the exam process. Please include exam number and exam title.
ADA Coordinator Phone (213) 257-2722
Teletype Phone (800) 897-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone (213) 257-2722
Department Contact Name Isaac Escobar
Department Contact Phone (213) 257-2723
Department Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles County Human Resources