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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE JOB

Use our new online Job Search to find your perfect Los Angeles County position.
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Online Job Application System

Applications for most jobs in Los Angeles County are accepted through our online Job Application System.

It's easy to create a personalized profile which includes your contact information as well as your education and work history. You can then use that profile to apply for jobs throughout the County. Click the CREATE A PROFILE button above to get started on your Profile.

Once you have searched the open County positions and found the jobs you want, just follow the simple online instructions to apply. You will receive immediate email notification that your application has been received and additional emails as your application progresses through the evaluation process.

THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR PROFILE

An up-to-date resume
A work history
Your educational background
Certifications and licenses
Special skills or languages you speak
References

What is a Class Specification?

Class Specification is simply government lingo for Job Description. You'll see this term used by public sector agencies from cities, counties and states to even the federal government. The Class Specification will not only describe the job duties, responsibilities and salary range, but also list qualifications, training and credentials required for the position.

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Where will I work?

Working for the County of Los Angeles is like working for a corporation with more than 35 separate companies! Each of our over 35 Departments operates independently, has its own budget and provides unique services to the public and other departments at locations all over the County.

Some jobs are found in many Departments, such as administrative assistant, manager or IT specialist, while others are specific to a few or even one Department such as firefighter, medical examiner or nurse.

Our online Job Search makes it easy for you to find open County positions in one or many Departments and submit your application using one Profile with just a few simple clicks!

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HOW AN APP BECOMES A JOB

CREATE PROFILE
SEARCH JOBS
APPLY
APPLICATION REVIEW
EXAM
BANDING
HIRING SELECTION

Create your Profile on neogov.com with your resume, work history, training and education along with certifications, special skills and references.

Search for jobs in the County either in specific Departments or by position.

Submit an application electronically for each position you want to apply for.

County Human Resources staff will evaluate your application against requirements for the positions you have applied for.

If your application meets basic requirements, you will be invited to take assessments to measure your work-related competencies. These assessments will vary based on the requirements of the position.

Candidates who are successful on the exam are "banded."

County Departments select candidates from the highest scoring group of candidates. Candidates are eligible for selection in Band order.

Why do I have to take an Exam?

An "Exam" or "Examination" refers to the process to assess and rank candidates who are applying for a County position. Depending on the position, an Exam may consist of a written test, interview, or performance test, along with rating your experience and training.

When the County opens an Examination for a job, it means we are accepting applications for that Job Description until the "Closing Date," which is the deadline for submitting an application. There may be multiple positions available throughout the County for a particular Examination.

What happened to my application?

Once you submit your application, it will be screened to determine if it meets the qualification requirements for the job. If it meets those requirements, you will be invited to take assessments that will measure your job related competencies. Typical assessments are written tests, performance tests, and interviews. If you are successful on the assessments, you will be placed on an eligible list of candidates from which departments can hire. The length of time it takes for this process varies, but you will be informed via notification letters of your current status. If you have questions about the current status of your application, please feel free to contact the analyst listed on the bulletin.

Eligible lists for County positions are typically good for up to 12 months. County Departments can select candidates from these lists from “reachable” Bands which include the highest scoring group of candidates remaining on the list.

You can continue to apply for other positions in the County while you are on a Candidate List.

What if I don't have a computer?

If you don't have a computer and would like to apply online, you may visit one of the many locations where computers are available, including your local library, to access the online Job Application system.

Submitting your application in person

Applications are accepted for County positions only when a job announcement or “Bulletin” is posted, announcing that applications are being accepted. Most job announcements only accept applications filed online, but some still accept paper applications submitted in person. Follow the filing instructions in the job announcement to submit your application.

Examinations for particular types of jobs usually have deadline dates for submission of applications. This means that we must receive your application in the designated location by the deadline or “closing date” or your application will be rejected as late. For paper applications, a postmark by the closing date is not sufficient to meet the submission deadline.

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