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City of Los Angeles. TARGETED LOCAL HIRE PROGRAM ORIENTATION. July 2017 Personnel Department. What is the Targeted Local Hire Program?. The Targeted Local Hire Program (“Program”) offers alternative job pathways into civil service careers with the City of Los Angeles.
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City of Los Angeles TARGETED LOCAL HIRE PROGRAM ORIENTATION July 2017 Personnel Department
What is the Targeted Local Hire Program? • The Targeted Local Hire Program (“Program”) offers alternative job pathways into civil service careers with the City of Los Angeles. Non-traditional civil service exams where on-the-job training is provided! Entry level positions such as Office Trainee and Vocational Worker
Important Reminder!!! • The Targeted Local Hire Program is an opportunity to be part of the candidate pool from which candidates will be randomly selected to participate in the hiring process with a City Department. Candidate pool is managed by the Personnel Department Applications are active for one (1) year The number of referrals will depend on the number of vacancies available
Who Can Apply? Everyoneand anyonewho meets the requirements for Office Trainee or Vocational Worker! • Targeted populations: • Homeless & formerly homeless • Formerly incarcerated individuals, including those on parole or probation. • Former gang members, including those affected by the City’s Rodriguez settlement • Disconnected youth, foster youth, transition age youth • Veterans • Residents from zip codes as designated by the Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration within their Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), including those with limited English proficiency (LEP) but with proficiency sufficient to take advantage of the Program’s opportunities. • Individuals identifying as transgender • Individuals with disabilities • Older workers protected under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) Contact the Personnel Department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions about the referral procedures.
Who Can Apply? (cont.) Targeted populations will have a higher chance of being referred Information about whether or not a candidate is part of a targeted populations is NOT shared with anyone. It is collected for tracking purposes only and only the WorkSource Centers and Personnel Department will have access to this confidential information. Identifying yourself as a member of a targeted population is NOTmandatory but it is beneficial Contact the Personnel Department at email@example.com if you have additional questions about the referral procedures.
Program Application Overview Online application with questions about YOUR preferences Training and Experience question is OPTIONAL!
Background Review • A background review is conducted after a tentative job offer is made by the hiring departments. • Not part of the initial application. • Analyzed on a case-by-case basis to determine a connection to the job and how much time has passed since the crime. When asked, be prepared to provide all information. Do notexclude any information! Criminal background records do not mean automatic disqualification! The City of Los Angeles conducts background checks and are the decision makers. Important Note: The WorkSource Centers, Application Sites, and CBOs are NOT involvedin the City’s background checks and cannot answer any questions related to this. For specific questions or concerns, please contact the Personnel Department at firstname.lastname@example.org • Important Reminder • Do NOT quit current employment until you pass ALL background check processes AND begin City employment!
Drug Testing May be subject to random drug testing When? Anytime before or after hire Contact Personnel Department should you have questions.
What to Expect at the Application Sites? • Staff that is ready to help you with the application, including providing you with a valid referral code! What if I need additional services? You may visit your original service provider Examples: referring CBO, WorkSource Center or other organization If you do not have a service provider, you may enroll for additional services at a designated application sites What if I have more questions about the Program or City employment? Please contact the Personnel Department at email@example.com
How Long Before You Are Referred? Based on the hiring needs of Departments. If many departments have vacancies, it may be sooner If departments do not have vacancies, it may take months or up to a year There is not a specific number of jobs that are available at any given time; it all depends on the on-going vacancies available at City Departments. What if I have not been referred after one (1) year? Please re-submit your application by visiting a designated Application Site. The Targeted Local Hire Program does not guarantee a job; rather, it provides an opportunity to be referred for a long-term career with the City. Important Reminder: the candidate pool and referral procedures are handled by the Personnel Department NOT the WorkSource Centers. What if I need work now? WorkSource Center staff may help with career search while waiting in the candidate pool for the Targeted Local Hire Program. Still eligible for referral opportunities even if you have a job elsewhere.
Updates to Application Applications are valid for one (1) year from date of submission. What happens after one (1) year? Make an appointment to re-submit your application at your nearest Application Site. What if I need to make a change on my application? Changes to applications will require you to re-submit your application. Make an appointment to re-submit your application at your nearest Application Site.
Next Steps? • Would you like supportive services, such as help with transportation, professional dress attire, or interview preparation to help you prepare? Yes? Please ask your original service provider (e.g., referring CBO or WorkSource Center) for help with enrolling. What if I was not referred by a CBO or WorkSource Center? Staff at the Application Sites can help you enroll for supportive services! No? Do you have a valid referral form from one of the approved CBOs? If so, let’s get started on your application. If not, here are some options!