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$34,194 - $47,225 Per Year


The Department of General Services employs Security Officers, who are assigned to the Civic Center and outlying facilities, safeguarding employees and City property. Security Officers monitor complex video surveillance equipment, check in visitors to City facilities, operate personal identification systems, screen visitors to City Hall for weapons, conduct foot and vehicle patrols, issues parking citations, and operates communications equipment. Be a part of our team as a Security Officer, which offers challenging and rewarding assignments within the Office of Public Safety.

The City of Los Angeles offers a generous benefits package, including:

• Paid vacation, paid holidays, and two floating holidays per year
• $780 per year uniform allowance
• $100 per year boot allowance
• Health and Dental Plans
• Life Insurance
• Retirement Plan
• Deferred Compensation

To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

• One year of full-time paid security officer or related (see bulletin for details) experience OR
• One year of full-time paid experience in public contact, providing information, screening visitors, or enforcing rules, or investigations OR
• Completion of 30 semester units or 45 quarter college units

The selection process includes:

• Multiple Choice Written Test
• Evaluation of Overall Qualifications
• Background Investigation
• Medical Examination
• May be required to undergo a Drug and Alcohol screening test

Click here to find out if the Personnel Department is currently accepting employment applications for this position.

If you have other questions regarding employment as a Security Officer with the Department of General Services, contact the Professional Standards Section at (213) 978-4676.

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