Restricted to permanent employees of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who have successfully completed their probationary period.
No out-of-class experience or Verification of Experience Letter will be accepted.
Applicants may apply if they have successfully completed their probationary period and are within six months of completing the experience requirement by the last day of filing. However, their names will be withheld from the eligible list until the qualifying experience is met.
Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service. OR Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing.
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Captain, Director, or Commander and have responsibility for the administrative and technical supervision of subordinate law enforcement and non-sworn positions. Under general direction, positions manage the operation of a specialized unit as a Unit Commander or serve as second in command in the shift operation of a Sheriff's patrol station, or other non-custodial assignment. Positions in this class have authority to assume full administrative and managerial responsibilities during the absence of the Unit Commander. Incumbents are required to handle and utilize firearms safely, enforce the law, effect an arrest, and maintain cooperative relations with representatives from other law enforcement agencies. This class is distinguished from the class of Captain by the latter's responsibility to direct a Sheriff's patrol station, or other major operation or program.
Essential Job Functions
Manages shift operations at a Sheriff's patrol station, specialized unit, or other non-custodial assignment by acting as a Watch Commander or assistant to the Unit Commander and may function as the Unit Commander in his/her absence.
Ensures sufficient staffing to deploy personnel safely and control overtime expenditures.
Monitors unit operations to ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures, to comply with laws and regulations, and to manage risk and mitigate liability. Oversees the delivery of in-service training.
Ensures timely notifications are made regarding significant incidents, events, or emergencies that arise or become known during the shift, by making phone calls or writing memoranda, e-mails, shift summaries, logs, or other correspondence.
Reviews, evaluates, and documents complaints and other incidents to determine if departmental policies and procedures were followed; initiates and conducts investigations; and prepares findings and recommendations.
Responds to tactical incidents to assume command by actively evaluating and monitoring the situation to ensure necessary resources are identified, requested, and managed; implements a tactical plan ensuring the proper escalation of tactics and minimal use of force to safely resolve the situation; and conducts debriefings, training, or other after-action reports or activities.
Performs various administrative duties to maintain operational effectiveness, including administering the unit's budget; forecasting additional funds for staffing, services, supplies, equipment, and facilities; monitoring and authorizing expenditures; and overseeing unit staff who participate with these processes to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
Evaluates employee performance to ensure high quality service; motivates and mentors personnel; identifies and resolves deficiencies; oversees or conducts staff training; and implements disciplinary actions.
Represents the Sheriff's Department at community meetings, maintains favorable rapport between the Department and the surrounding communities, and assists in receiving and resolving community concerns; acts as a department liaison with city management and the media, as needed.
Drives vehicle to various facilities and locations to conduct County business.
Two years of experience as a Sergeant (#2717) in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Prior to application, candidates must be patrol certified as a Deputy Sheriff (#2708) or above in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform essential job-related functions.
Successful candidates may be required to obtain a copy of their driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked.
III – Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
The examination will consist of two components:
(1) Written Test (WT) - weighted 50% (2) Job Sample Test (JST) - weighted 50%
Component 1 - A written test to assess the knowledge required to perform the duties of a Patrol Track Lieutenant. Candidates will be given an opportunity to participate in a Key-Copy Inspection after the written test.
Only those candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the writtentest component will proceed to the job sample test.
Component 2 - A job sample test to assess candidates' judgment and decision-making in various work-related situations. This multi-part assessment involves an in basket exercise, a situational judgment test, and a writing sample.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on all weighted parts to be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates who are interested in participating and preparing for the examination should include the following reference materials in their studies. These were included in the 2018 Lieutenant Promotional Examination study CD.
Administrative Investigations Handbook
Americans with Disabilities Act
California Health and Safety Code
California Peace Officers Legal Source Book
California Penal Code
California Vehicle Code
California Welfare & Institutions Code
Custody Division Manual
Emergency Operations Procedures
Field Operations Directives
Guidelines for Discipline
Manual of Policies & Procedures, v. 2
Manual of Policies & Procedures, v. 3
Manual of Policies & Procedures, v. 4
Manual of Policies & Procedures, v. 5
Peace Officers Bill of Rights (Government Code Sections 3300-3312)
Prison Rape Elimination Act
Station Jail Manual
Title 15, Adult and Juvenile
Watch Commander Service Comment Report Handbook
ALL CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE SENT TO CANDIDATES VIA EMAIL.
Note: Applicants are responsible for providing a valid email address in their application that can receive emails from LASD.org. Failure to provide a valid email address may result in a failure to appear. 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:
The names of candidates that achieve a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group, for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation. Candidates will be promoted in accordance with MPP section 3-02/085.30, Management Guidelines.
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in either a Field Operations or Court Services assignment throughout the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Patrol certified personnel who accept a custody promotion may supervise in a custody or court services environment and must remain for a minimum of five years before being eligible to transfer throughout the Department.
Note: Personnel who are not patrol trained, are ineligible to supervise outside the custody environment (e.g., field operations, detective, court services, etc.) unless an emergent situation is declared by the Sheriff's Department, county, state, or federal entities.
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. For more information on the Dual Track Career Path program, visit http://intranet/announcements/Sheriff-Message.pdf.(Download PDF reader) If unable to access, contact the Sworn Examinations Unit, at 323-981-5800.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
All candidates are required to submit an online County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department employment application. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the examination 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.
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 used ID and password. Using a family member's or a friend's user ID and password may erase a candidates' 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 Teletype Phone: 323-267-6669 Department Contact Name: Sworn Examinations Unit Department Contact Phone: (323)981-5800 Department Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org