Overall Job Objective
A Security Officer patrols and safeguards City-owned buildings, parks, reservoirs, facilities, grounds, and equipment; answers questions and directs visitors/patrons; assures that only authorized persons enter buildings, yards, and other restricted areas; prepares reports and keeps records; may make preliminary investigations of accidents, thefts, and disturbances; may issue warnings or citations for illegal parking; may testify in court and may detain violators pending the arrival of a peace officer.
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $42,762 to $65,959
HOW TO APPLY
Examination Weights: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Written Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Qualifying
Personal Characteristics Written Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Qualifying
Assessment of Training and Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%
The Personal Characteristics Written Test and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Written Test will be given on SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017; AND SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 in Los Angeles. Those candidates selected for subsequent test administrations will be notified by e-mail of the exact date, time, and location of the test. The above dates are tentative and subject to change depending on department need and additional test dates may be added as needed.
The examination of Security Officer will consist of a qualifying Personal Characteristics Written Test, a qualifying Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Written Test, and an assessment of training and experience. In the qualifying Personal Characteristics Written Test, which will consist entirely of multiple choice questions, candidates will be assessed for personal characteristic important for successful employment with the City of Los Angeles.
In the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Written Test candidates may be examined for: attention to detail, ability to communicate and interact with others, self-management including organizing and managing tasks and time efficiently, ability to read and interpret material, and stress-tolerance as it pertains to decision-making ability and judgment.
Candidates must pass the qualifying Personal Characteristics Written Test and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Written Test to have their Security Officer Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire evaluated. The candidates' responses to the Security Officer Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire and job application information will be submitted to an expert review panel for evaluation. The expert review panel will assign a numerical score to each candidate based on an assessment of each candidate's qualifications as described on the candidate's training and Experience Questionnaire. The Training and Experience Questionnaire will assess writing ability and may assess other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities related to Security Officer. Unsolicited supplemental information will not be submitted to the review panel.
If you receive and accept a conditional job offer, appointment is subject to completing a MEDICAL EXAMINATION. Candidates must be determined to be medically qualified to perform the essential duties of a Security Officer. Candidates must undergo a comprehensive medical examination given by a City physician.
Some positions may also require a psychological evaluation by a psychologist. For positions requiring a psychological evaluation, candidates must pass the psychological exam prior to appointment.
Some Security Officers will be required to be available to work night or morning assignments, weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and in various locations throughout the City of Los Angeles.
Some positions may require carrying a firearm and/or a baton and/or chemical agent, and successful completion of an appropriate training for the use of such equipment. For positions requiring a firearm, candidates must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire, and they must pass a thorough screening of their personal history and conviction record.
Some positions may also require a polygraph, administered by a polygraph examiner. For positions requiring a polygraph, candidates must pass the polygraph prior to appointment.
Some positions may require a Physical Assessment Test (PAT). For positions requiring a PAT, candidates must pass the PAT prior to appointment.
Additional information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=jobanalyses and clicking on Competencies under Security Officer.