WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will only be accepted on-line on the dates listed in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the "Apply" icon.
On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity
. NOTE :
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter. APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications will only be accepted on-line on the dates listed below: From 8:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 to 11:59 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018From 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 to 11:59 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the weighted multiple-choice test in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applications submitted during the filing period may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.
SELECTION PROCESSExamination Weight: Multiple-Choice Test . . . . . . 100%
The examination will consist entirely of a weighted multiple-choice test administered and proctored on-line. In the on-line multiple-choice test, the following competencies may be evaluated: Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, Judgment and Decision Making, Attention to Detail, Interpersonal Skills, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: fundamental accounting and bookkeeping concepts and practices; basic accounting documentation, including their purpose, contents, and the proper manner in which they should be completed; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Additional information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=jobanalyses
and clicking on Competencies under Accounting Clerk.
The multiple-choice test will be proctored and administered on-line during a single session. Candidates invited to participate in the on-line multiple-choice test will be able to take the test from any location using a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the dates and specific steps on how to take the multiple-choice test on-line. It is anticipated that candidates invited to participate in the first administration of the weighted multiple-choice test will be able to take the multiple-choice test on-line beginning in SEPTEMBER 2018.
Candidates who do not complete and submit the remote proctored multiple-choice test on-line using a computer by the specified date and time will not be considered further in this examination. Additional test dates may be added as needed. NOTES :
This examination is based on a validation study, and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the multiple-choice test will not be subject to candidate inspection. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf
. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin. You may take the Accounting Clerk multiple-choice test only once every 24 months. Your rank on the employment list may change as scores of candidates from other administrations of the examination are merged onto one list. In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who have received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates. The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding 0.25 of a point seniority credit for each year of continuous classified City service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates. A final average score of 70% or higher is required to be placed on the eligible list. In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list. NOTICE :
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON ANINTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
There are many things to consider in a new employer. Visit the following webpage to view benefits the City of Los Angeles offers its employees:http://per.lacity.org/bens/index.html
To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information:
-Working E-mail address
-Official social security number
I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working email address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and the selection process.
I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the email address I provided.
I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the email address I provided is a working email and that I will check my email regularly to ensure I receive any communication as it relates to the examination promptly.
I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected emails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add firstname.lastname@example.org to my email contact list to avoid email notifications related to this examination from being classified as "spam" or "junk" mail.
- I have read these statements to their fullest and will provide a working e-mail address on my application in order to receive status of my application regarding this examination.
I UNDERSTAND that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.
I UNDERSTAND that, if qualifying with my City experience, that I MUST indicate my appropriate job classification in my work history and NOT ANY WORKING TITLE that I believe is designated to me.
I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed.
In addition to including my qualifying experience, I UNDERSTAND that I should list ALL jobs, regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during my entire work history.
- I have read these statements to their entirety and understand them completely and to their fullest.
I am currently:
- A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
- An exempt City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
- An exempt City of Los Angeles employee without receiving civil service status.
- A City of Los Angeles employee in a temporary training position.
- A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
- On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
- Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.
Requirement 1: I have the following amount of full-time paid office clerical experience.
- between 1 month and 11 months
- Between 12 months and 17 months
- Between 18 months and 23 months
- 24 months or more
- This statement does not apply to me
Requirement #1: I have the following amount of full-time paid clerical accounting work: Note: You MUST provide detailed information of this experience in the next question.
- 0 months to 5 months
- 6 months to 11 months
- 12 months or more
- This statement does not apply to me
Requirement # 1: Describe in detail your duties as a clerical accounting clerical and also include the percentage of time spent performing these duties Note: Applicants who fail to provide this information on their application will not be considered further in the examination
Requirement #2: I have completed 6 semester or 9 quarter units in either of the following (Mark all that apply):
- This statement does not apply to me
Requirement #2: In the text below, indicate the courses you have taken in Bookkeeping or Accounting at an accredited Trade School, College or University. Applicants must list the course title, the number of units (semester or quarter), date completed, the name of the school and location. (e.g. Cal State Los Angeles, Accounting 101, 4 Qtr units, Fall 2015) Qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20institutions%2008-21-08.pdf
IMPORTANT NOTE I have read the above questions carefully and answered each one accurately. I understand that if I do not provide correct information that my application will be disqualified and will not be considered further for this examination.
I understand that if I submit more than one application, my newest application will be considered and all others will be considered duplicates and will not be reviewed.
Note: You should include on your application any information you wish to be considered as you will be unable to add or change your information after submission.
- Yes, I have read the above statements carefully and understand them to their fullest.
* Required Question