Traffic Office

ANNUAL SALARY

$41,092 – $56,606
$41,092; $43,179 to $53,662; and $45,560 to $56,606

Appointments from the eligible list are made at the lowest pay grade. Upon completion of the six-month probationary period, appointees will be advanced to the second pay grade. Some positions require night work for which the employee is paid an additional 5 1/2 percent. There is a uniform allowance of $30-$40 biweekly.

DUTIES

A Traffic Officer patrols an assigned area on foot, bicycle, or in a vehicle to enforce motor vehicle parking regulations; issues warnings or citations for illegal parking by entering information into a hand-held computer; impounds vehicles; and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic at a specific intersection or other specified location.

Traffic Officers at the highest paygrade will be expected to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic on a daily basis at various assigned locations. They may provide the initial field training to new Traffic Officers on a temporary short-term basis, and may serve as acting, on-site supervisors on a temporary short-term basis.

Traffic Officers may be assigned to work any work shift, including weekends and holidays, and may be assigned to work in any geographic location in the City of Los Angeles. Work must be performed outdoors in all weather conditions. Work shifts may also be extended in emergency situations.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent; and
  2. One year of full-time paid experience enforcing rules, regulations, or ordinances for a public agency; or
  3. One year of full-time paid experience conducting field investigations or performing security work; or
  4. One year of full-time service, with satisfactory performance, or two years as a reservist, with satisfactory performance, in the United States Armed Forces; and
  5. Achievement of a qualifying score on the qualifying Traffic Officer written test.

HOW TO APPLY

  • In order to help you determine whether your background is suitable for the position of Traffic Officer, you MUST complete a Preliminary Background Application (PBA) in the initial part of the application. If any potential background issues are identified, you will be provided with feedback indicating the extent to which the issues may affect your candidacy. Applicants must apply on-line at: https://personline.lacity.org/job_app. In addition to the regular City application, which includes a PBA, candidates MUST review and complete the Job Preview at the time of filing. Candidates who fail to submit the application, PBA, and Job Preview within the time required will not be considered candidates in this examination and their applications will not be processed.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough and comprehensive Background Investigation will be conducted. The information provided in your PBA will be used during this investigation. You must not have a history of criminal or improper conduct including any felony convictions. You must not have poor employment, military, or driving records, which would affect your suitability for security work. You must have a responsible financial history. You must have displayed a pattern of respect and honesty in your dealings with individuals and organizations. You must be fingerprinted and have no disqualifying record of law violations or other improper conduct. Potentially disqualifying violations or conduct includes convictions for more than one minor offense within the past year.
  • A valid California driver’s license is required. Applicants must have a driving record free of accidents and/or moving violations within the last year. Applicants who have three or more moving violations or at-fault accidents, or any combination of moving violations or at-fault accidents totaling three or more within the last five years, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for hire.
  • Candidates may be required to undergo a DRUG and ALCOHOL screening test based on City policy.

WHERE TO APPLY

Applications WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON-LINE at https://personline.lacity.org/job_app. For those who may not have immediate access to a computer, computer access is available at local libraries, worksource centers, and lobbies in the Personnel Department Building (700 E. Temple Street, Rooms 100 and 150, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN TO BE ACCEPTED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008. Filing may be closed without prior notice after a sufficient number of applications are received. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen the following day. All qualified applicants will be scheduled for testing based on when their applications are filed. Everyone who submits the Job Preview, PBA and City job application during the filing period will be scheduled to be tested.

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