INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT, SHERIFF

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Published
January 13, 2021
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
 

Description

FILING DATES
JANUARY 13, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. (PT) through FEBRUARY 24, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. (PT)

EXAM NUMBER
J8701N

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Under general direction, plans, develops, provides, and implements department-wide training programs in such areas as stress management, interpersonal communication, crisis intervention techniques, supervisory techniques, counseling skills, etc., within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for specifically-defined law enforcement management, supervisory, and/or other department personnel.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class report to an Assistant Director, Bureau Operations, Sheriff within the Psychological Services Bureau, and function as Industrial/Organizational Psychologists utilizing their motivational skills and practical experience in training and presenting various topics to large groups of first-line supervisory and managerial personnel within the department. Besides delivering a variety of in-service training programs, the incumbents also must utilize their familiarity with law enforcement issues to collaborate with department management in identifying targeted training needs or address specific areas of concern. In addition to functioning as Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and departmental trainers, incumbents also may be required to function as staff psychologists at the full professional level, including: providing counseling/evaluation services to department employees and their family members only in cases involving sensitive issues, providing 24-hour crisis intervention services to management, and providing human relations consultation services to department supervisors and management. These positions may be called upon to provide their services in the detection and non-medical treatment of stress, emotional and psychological problems, and crime-specific consultation; and with crisis intervention, negotiation, and the organizational diagnosis and development of therapies to solve a wide variety of psychological/psychiatric problems.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive supervisory training programs in the early identification and management of stress, improving interpersonal communication skills, providing crisis intervention, and developing supervisory and counseling skills.

Confers with departmental and Employee Support Services management staff to conduct needs assessment, to identify training needs, and to develop practical and effective strategies to address general and departmental-specific issues.

Presents recommendations to various levels of management on training needs, training programs available, and specific areas of interest; develops tailored training programs or other interventions designed to meet identified needs.

Develops, prepares, and secures reading materials, training manuals, informational articles, charts, overheads, and other visual aids to ensure information is communicated in an effective and innovative manner.

Arranges for guest speakers and/or subject matter experts to participate in presentations; coordinates facility, date, time, and other scheduling considerations.

Provides consultative services to a large departmental client base by assessing and evaluating problems, diagnosing issues, and providing individual and group therapies.

Performs critical incident debriefings for departmental personnel involved in on/off duty shootings, dangerous or serious crime situations, traumatic incidents, etc.

Supplies emergency 24-hour on-call crisis intervention services; provides immediate professional psychological/psychiatric services under highly-stressful and/or dangerous situations; and consults, assists, and advises departmental management in approaches to crime-specific and/or law enforcement-related problems.

Serves as a member of psychological services team; plans counseling and treatment programs in agreement and conjunction with departmental policies and procedures; provides on-site and follow-up counseling sessions in response to a wide variety of client needs.

Participates in staff conferences concerning psychological methods of assessment and techniques for treatment.

Researches topics and presents comprehensive training programs, workshops, lectures, and other interventions on a variety of topics to department recruits, supervisors, management, and training officers.

Provides consultation and presents training to the Department's Peer Support and Addiction Control Programs; implements programs for the early detection and management of stress, smoking cessation, marital problems, weight control, etc.

Conducts psychological research, initiates studies, and provides research data to implement Departmental programs; collaborates on multi-disciplinary investigations.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A Doctorate degree* from an accredited or approved college or university in Psychology, Education Psychology, in Education with the field of specialization in counseling psychology or educational psychology or in a field deemed equivalent by the licensing committee - AND - One year of experience in counseling or clinical psychology involving law enforcement issues - AND - One year of experience involving teaching, developing, or coordinating employee training programs in a large and complex public, private, or law-enforcement organization.

LICENSE
A license to practice as a Psychologist as issued by the State of California, Board of Psychology - OR - A license to practice as a Psychologist as issued by any other state in the United States of America, provided that the license as issued by the State of California, Board of Psychology can be obtained within six months of appointment to the position**.

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.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light. Light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*
Candidates must attach legible photocopies of their degree, or official transcripts of school records confirming completion of a doctorate degree from an accredited or approved college or university which shows the area of specialization with their application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not deemed to be official transcripts and will NOT be accepted.

**To qualify, applicants MUST attach a copy of their license to practice as a Psychologist as issued by the State of California, Board of Psychology or issued by any other state in the United States of America with your online application at the time of filing , or within fifteen (15) calendar days form the date of filing your online application. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE:
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigative process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait for twelve (12) months from the date of disqualification in order to reapply.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Credit will be given to applicants who possess DESIRABLE qualifications and indicate so on their employment application at the time of filing.

Additional points will be given for experience beyond the minimum requirements involving teaching, developing, or coordinating employee training programs in a large and complex public, private, or law enforcement organization.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information weighted 100%. Additional point will be given for experience beyond the Minimum Requirements involving teaching, developing, or coordinating employee training programs in a large and complex public, private or law enforcement organization.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of promulgation.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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 prescription.

Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Personnel Command, Psychological 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 this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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 Selection 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.

CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL

  • For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add cdorado@lasd.org and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

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 or email any outstanding required documents to sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of application filing. Failure to provide the required documentation 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.

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: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org

Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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