Before You Start To Browse

Before you start to browse, please take a moment to read the easy to follow information that will help you browse for what you are looking for and to assist with setting up an account.

Tips When Applying

Filing Instructions

Make sure to check the filing and closing date of the job posting and include all required documentation with your application.

Minimum or Selection Requirements

Review and assess if you meet the job requirements and when you are completing the application make sure to list ALL applicable work experience/duties.

Special Requirement Information

If the job posting requires a degree or certificate or other supplemental information, make sure to upload the required document and follow the instructions on where, how, and when to submit the required document.

Check Your Email on Profile for accuracy.

Please be sure to use one accurate profile email address.  All notifications will be sent to the email provided on your application and it is important to check your email folder regularly (e.g., inbox, spam, or junk mail).

If you need to update your personal information/profile, go to   and sign in to your profile to update your information.

Examination Content

The Examination Content may vary.  It is important to pay attention to the test methods. This can assist you in determining how to prepare for examination (e.g., written, in-person interview, computerized, etc.).

Essential Job Functions

The Essential Job functions are described as duties.  Before filing an application, please read the responsibilities that are listed on job posting.  The information will help you determine if the position is the right job for you.

Step 1

Apply for the job opportunity.

Step 2

After submitting the application, you will receive an email confirming that your application was received.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact the tech support by clicking on button below.

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Step 3

Your application will be evaluated by the LA County Probation Department Exam Analyst.  This process takes approximately 2 to 4 weeks from the date you submitted your application.

Step 4

If you meet the requirements of the position for which you applied, you will be scheduled for a test administration approximately from 2-4 weeks, depending on the test components (e.g., written test, computerized proctored or un-proctored, interview, etc.).  All notifications will be sent to the email provided on your application.

Step 5

Once the candidate completes all the test components, the result notice will be sent by mail or email.

Step 6

The list of candidates that passed all test components and are listed on eligible and/or register list.  The hiring Unit will receive the list of candidates then contact those that are reachable when vacancies become available.

Step 7

The hiring manager will use this list to recruit for candidates for openings they have in their workplace. The respective hiring manager will contact the candidate by phone, email or by mail. The hiring manager will contact the candidates in the order available based on the banding (score) received for the respective job opening.

How can I contact the exams representatives if I am applying or already applied for a Probation job opportunity?

You may contact the Probation Department Examinations Unit by emailing your inquiry to: or contact Exams at 562-940-2659

How long will I have to wait until I am processed or called for a job after applying for the Probation Department?

The timeframe of the job opportunity process varies depending on the type of exam and test components.  Generally, the exam process can take approximately 2 to 5 months.  It is important to check your email for testing information and other important messages.

I have an account with Los Angeles County but I do not remember the username or password. What can I do?

Simply click on the Password Reset link and you will be allowed to change your password. Make sure to check your email inbox, junk, or spam folders for the password reset email.

Where do I send my transcripts if they were requested in the job announcement? Can I fax them?

We do not accept transcripts via fax. You may upload transcripts to your profile at the time of filing or you may email to

Why do some bulletins have a limited filing period? (Example: 1:30pm to 2:30pm)

Due to the anticipated high volume of applicants, County will limit the filing period to receive a reasonable number of applications.

I applied for a job but just tested for another job that is similar. How can I transfer my scores?

Refer to the job posting’s “TRANSFER SCORE” Section information or contact the Probation Department Examinations Unit at (562) 940-2659.

How can I reschedule an appointment for my test?

If you cannot keep your appointment, please email the Examination Unit at  Candidates must discuss the need for rescheduling prior to the examination.

How should I dress for a written test?

A written test can take from 2 hours to 4 hours. It is best practice to dress casual for an examination.

How should I dress for an oral test?

An oral test is the same as an in-person interview. It is best practice you dress business casual/professional for this part of the examination.

I received my band letter (my score notification). When will I be called for an interview or hiring?

Once you are placed on the eligible list, the hiring Unit will contact you when a vacant position becomes available.  The eligible list life may vary (e.g., 6 months, 12 months).

Who can tell me where my name is on the list?

You may contact the hiring unit at (562) 940-2554.

I got called for a job but I do not know where to reach them and cannot locate their information.

You may contact the hiring unit at 562-940-2554 for inquiries; leave a detailed message and someone will get back to you via email or phone.

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