Street Services Investigator

Emergency Appt | Location: Civic Center

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Sescillie Berry

job description


·         Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Level III Reserve Police Officer Training certificate; and

·         Three years of full-time paid experience in enforcing or explaining laws, ordinances, or City regulations; or

·          Two years of experience as a Reserve Street Services Investigator (with the City of Los Angeles) and two years of full-time paid experience with a governmental agency conducting investigations and enforcing laws.


Completion of an Associate Degree program from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, administration of justice, code enforcement, or street maintenance technology may be substituted for each year of full-time paid experience lacking up to a maximum of two years in Requirement No. 2 or No. 3.  Please note that 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


·         Street Services Investigators may be required to furnish an automobile, properly insured, for use in City services. Mileage will be paid according to established rates.


Human relations skills to tactfully obtain compliance with State laws and the Municipal Code under hostile conditions and affect arrests; computer skills to access the Land Use Planning and Management System; operation of a 35mm or digital camera to produce court quality photographs of hazardous conditions; reading and interpreting blueprints, site plans, and construction drawings; and technical skill to create sketches to be used in court as evidence.



California legal requirements for arrest, search and seizure by peace officers; Municipal and State Codes and Board of Public Works rules and regulations pertaining to: Illegal dumping, non-compliant vending, illegal street signs, obstructions on and the misuse of streets, sidewalks, parkways, alleys and other public ways; legal requirements related to sidewalks, curbs, driveways, and parkways; Private property as related to the abandonment of sewers and storm drains, depositing earth and rubbish adjacent to or on public ways and vacant lots, and obstructions to visibility at street intersections; Safety principles and practices; Installation, maintenance, and location of sidewalk benches, canopies, decorations and banners on public ways; Construction, maintenance and repair of railroad right-of-ways; Moving houses and overweight, over height and over width vehicles over and along public streets; Policies, rules and regulations of the Board of Public Works and the Bureau of Street Services relating to the activities of the Investigation and Enforcement Division; Principles of human relations; Methods and procedures relating to the effective collection of data pertaining to personal and property damage claims; Standard techniques of surveillance and detection for investigations.



Understand, explain, apply and obtain compliance with the Municipal and State codes and Board of Public Works rules and regulations relating to public welfare and safety in public and private areas under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works; Deal tactfully and effectively with employees, government officials and the public; Read property ownership maps and interpret legal descriptions; Keep records and prepare correspondence and reports; Apply Department administrative and enforcement policies, rules and regulations.



Above-average cultural awareness; desire to perform public service; patience with and understanding of hostile and/or confused persons; awareness of human relation concepts; clean and neat personal appearance; strength to perform lifting up to five pounds and occasionally over 15 pounds; back and leg coordination for stooping, kneeling, and climbing; good speaking and hearing ability; and good eyesight.  Must be physically capable of completing all required California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) courses and update training related to arrest, search and seizure.


How to apply


Interested candidates may submit their resume and application at this email address:



 (Emergency Appointment Senior Street Services Investigator, Attn: Sescillie Berry“ in the subject line )