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Position/Program Information




This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

This announcement is a rebulletin to update the Special Salary Information for Antelope Valley Clinics and Jail Mental Health Services, Special Requirement Information and Application and Filing Information. Persons who have applied need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing. The information should include your name, examination number and title.

Special Salary Information:

Additional Compensation Bonus:

5.5% for AMA Certification in Psychiatry

5.5% for continuous assignment in a Sheriff's Jail Mental Health Facility

5.5% for continuous assignment at LAC High Desert Health Systems (Palmdale/Lancaster)

MANPOWER SHORTAGE RECRUITMENT RATE: The Manpower Shortage Recruitment Rate has been authorized at Step 17 ($19,287.00) pursuant to County Code Section 6.08.050, effective March 1, 2016. This authorization applies to Mental Health Psychiatrists permanently assigned to the Antelope Valley Clinics, Jail Mental Health Services (JMHS)-Inmate Reception Center, and Women's Jail Mental Health Center. The recruitment rate remains in effect while incumbents are assigned to these locations.

Effective September 1, 2016, The Manpower Shortage Recruitment Rate has been authorized at Step 18 ($20,462.00) for those Mental Health Psychiatrists permanently assigned to the Antelope Valley and Palmdale Mental Health Clinics.

Should an employee who was advanced to the recruitment rate transfer out of the Antelope Valley/Palmdale Clinics or Jail Mental Health Services, he or she will be returned to the step rate that otherwise would have been held on the basis of seniority in the Mental Health Psychiatrist position.


Renders professional medical services in the field of psychiatry.


Positions allocable to this class provide specialized medical services, the nature of which requires completion of an approved residency in psychiatry.

Essential Job Functions

Performs medical work in the medical field of psychiatry.

Conducts training or assists in the training of interns and resident physicians.

Consults with staff physicians and para-medical personnel regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed.

Performs or assists in carrying out administrative responsibilities which may include such duties as budget preparation for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, carrying out personnel functions, or developing revising work procedures to expedite work load or improve level of service.

Assists in the planning and direction of health programs in the field of psychiatry.




Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in psychiatry.


* California State Physician and surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternate method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


2 - Light - Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:

* To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a current active California State Physician and Surgeon's license issued by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California. A copy of this required license must be submitted at the time of filing.

NOTE: Candidates who are within six months of completion of residency may compete in the examination process; however, candidates will be placed on a "withhold" on the eligible register until proof of completion is submitted to the Department of Mental Health, Recruitment Unit.

Additional Information

Special Information:

Final appointment is contingent upon meeting the credentialing standards established by the Department of Mental Health.

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, holidays or weekends.

Past and present metal health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Vacancy Information: The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health as they occur.

Eligibility Information:

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Retake: No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.


Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County EmploymentApplication in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.


Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting.

Applications must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. Physician and Surgeon's Certificate, Resume, etc.,) as attachment(s) during application submission or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date. Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned. Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete and detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week. LIST separately each job experience to be evaluated.

All information is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.


All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.


For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.


All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact Name: Theresa Williams

Department Contact Phone: (213) 972-7034

Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

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