Career Development Intern

County of Los Angeles
24-per week $36,462 Per year CA Talent Human Resources, 11823 Slauson Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, United States





August 18, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service

are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Open Continuous


Participates in a structured on-the-job training assignment in preparation for successful progression into a specific occupational field.


Positions allocable to this class typically report to an assigned supervisor and/or mentor and receive both technical job training and guidance on workplace behavior, competencies, individual responsibilities, and development of occupational skill sets. Career Development Interns are assigned to assist in information technology/technical support on training assignments of typically 12 to 24 months which may vary in duration based on individual training requirements.  During training, incumbents are expected to develop and demonstrate progressively increasing skills and independence of action as they gain experience and proficiency in their occupation. Career Development Intern assignments may be made on any shift in County departments having 24-hour responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions

In a training capacity and under supervision, participates in entry-level work in one of a variety of job assignments. These assignments may require incumbents to frequently lift objects over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working above ground on irregular surfaces.

  • Assists a journey-level or other skilled craft worker in a variety of maintenance, repair, or construction work by furnishing and using simple tools, material and supplies.
  • Assemble tools, supplies, materials, and equipment and assists in maintaining them in serviceable condition.
  • Cleans work area machines and operates simple machines and equipment.
  • Prepares simple reports or keeps maintenance records, and other routine non-complex duties in various craft trades and other occupations.
  • Drives automotive equipment to and from work sites, as needed.


Foster Youth Program – 

Current enrollment in, completion of, or current or past eligibility for the Department of Children and Family Services' Independent Living Program and/or Probation Department's Independent Living Program (ILP).

County Youth Bridges Opportunity Program* – 

Identification as an At-Risk Youth by a County of Los Angeles authorized department, other local, State, or Federal agencies or schools; or by a bona fide non-profit organization whose mission includes fostering or enhancement of employment opportunities for at risk youth.

Homeless Hiring Program* – 

Individuals, who are homeless or formerly homeless as verified by bona fide participating agencies through the Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), or have a Certificate of Completion from the Department of Public Social Services' or WDACS' Los Angeles County Job Services' Job or Work Readiness Training Programs.

Disability Hiring Program* – 

Must possess an Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment Program certificate from the State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). In order to receive a certificate, an individual must meet the following DOR criteria:

  1. Has a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that limits one or more major life activities;
  2. Has a record of history of such impairment or disability; or
  3. Is regarded as having such an impairment or disability.

(Applicants interested in obtaining the Department of Rehabilitation certification should contact 

Tawnya Rizzotto at 213-736-3987 or prior to a visit to their office).

Note: Some examinations may require applicants to meet specific age limitations at time of appointment.


Some positions in this classification, depending upon assignment, require possession of a valid California Class C Driver License to perform job related essential functions. Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a driver license before appointment.


4 - Arduous:  Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

Career Development Interns who perform arduous physical tasks as described in the Essential Job Functions will be required to pass a Class 4 - Arduous physical examination.


In order to receive credit for the specialty program(s), you must attach proof of participation at the time of filing or

within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission

. If you are unable to attach the required document(s), you must email to

. Please include the exam number and exam title.  Please see below for more information:

County Youth Bridges Opportunity Program 

- applicants will be required to upload a copy of verification of participation issued by County of Los Angeles authorized department, other local, State, or Federal Agencies or schools; or by a bona fide non-profit organization as verified by County of Los Angeles whose mission includes fostering or enhancement of employment opportunities for At-Risk Youth.

Homeless Hiring Program 

- applicants will be required to upload a copy of verification of participation issued by a bona fide participating agencies through WDACS whose mission includes fostering or enhancement of employment opportunities for Homeless or copy of certificate of completion from the Department of Public Social Services' or WDACS' Los Angeles Job Services' Job or Work Readiness Training Programs.

Disability Hiring Program 

- applicants will be required to upload a copy of certificate of Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment Program issued by DOR.

Applicants who have been previously appointed as a Career Development Intern, Crafts Support for more than 18 accumulative months will not be accepted.

Candidates under 18 must present a work permit at the time of appointment. Incumbents in positions that require driving must be at least 18 years of age. Some positions may require applicants to meet specific age limitations at time of appointment.

Additional Information


This examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100% covering:

  • Safety Orientation
  • Achievement

  • Teamwork

  • Responsibility

  • Mechanical Comprehension

  • Working with Information

  • Numerical Calculation



Applicants must meet the Specialty Requirements and receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

Multiple choice test scores cannot be given over the telephone.


  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.

  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.


Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit."  Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.  

  • Additional online practice tests are available at /.


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.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.


The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in various Departments in the County of Los Angeles as they occur.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online only. We must receive your application from August 18, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) until needs of the service are met. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. All applications must be received


5 p.m. (PT) on the last date of filing.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the time & date deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.  

All information is subject to verification.  We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.  Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Fill out your application completely.  The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the

Specialty Requirements

. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.  For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed.  If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.


:  Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.


:  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 application online using their


user ID and password.  Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)

 The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

Fair Chance Initiative: 

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s).

If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed


Equal Employment Opportunity: 

It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

COVID-19 Vaccination  All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Testing Accommodation

If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, let us know by contacting the Testing Accommodation Coordinator at

. You will be required to complete the

as well as supporting documentation from a qualified professional justifying the requested accommodation(s). The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.


Testing Accommodations Coordinator: 
Teletype Phone:

(800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone:

(800) 897-0077

California Relay Services Phone:

(800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: 

Lowell Burton

Department Contact Phone:

(213) 351-2942

Department Contact Email: