The job bulletin for a City of Los Angeles (City) examination contains several important pieces of information. You should always review job bulletins thoroughly when applying for a position with the City which can be found on the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department website.
Salary – The salary for the job is listed here. Starting salaries are not negotiable.
Duties – A very brief description of the duties are listed here. You should note that this description is purposely made general because several different positions will exist in the classification with slightly different functions. For a more complete description of the duties and responsibilities of the class, see Class Specification Information.
Requirements – There are often several different requirements for a particular job with the City. It is very important that this section is read carefully before you apply for a job with the City. Be sure to note that there may be more than one requirement for a particular position.
Where to Apply – You can apply for the position or you may apply for all positions online on the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department website. Paper applications are accepted only when advertised on the job bulletin. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computers available at City Personnel Department facilities and City libraries.
Application Deadline – You must apply before the deadline noted. The application process can take some time, so always apply as soon as possible.
Selection Process – The selection process for each classification will vary. There may be written tests, interviews, physical abilities tests, or other performance tests as part of the selection process. The bulletin will also note the subject matter that is covered by each test part. This is your best way to know how to prepare for the examination.
Notes – Always read through the notes section of the bulletin. There is often important additional information listed here.