Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs

Defense Representative

County of Los Angeles, CA

The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) is seeking to fill the position of

Defense Representative
Salary Range $5,384 - $6,673/month

Under general direction, performs a wide variety of administrative staff work requiring specialized knowledge of the Association, employee relations, and general office procedures, communications, including frequent and responsible public and member contact; works cooperatively with staff; and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Assists individual members in their employment relationship with the County of Los Angeles;
  • Assists individual members in preparing and processing grievances and represents them in administrative hearings;
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations for the resolution of problems and work procedure;
  • Attends meetings of the Unit Representatives;
  • Contributes to the publication of the ALADS Dispatcher, other publications, and other communication efforts;
  • Assists in the development, training, and maintenance of the Unit Representative Corps;
  • Prepares reports, studies, and correspondence;
  • Conducts work site visitations;
  • Represents ALADS at various meetings as required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or closely related discipline and at least one (1) year of full-time experience in a related professional capacity.

Knowledge of public sector unionism, California labor laws, organizing methods, administrative hearings, collective bargaining, dispute resolution, employee relations, modern office practices and procedures, current personnel practices, and principles of communication.

Ability to perform a wide variety of highly responsible duties, use advanced English skills, including spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and original composition; prepare accurate reports; exercise independent judgment on matters where the consequence of error is moderate; establish and maintain effective relations with staff, clients, and the general public; and work under pressure accomplishing the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Incumbent must have valid California Driver’s License, proof of car insurance, a dependable vehicle available to work each business day, and be willing to travel extensively throughout Los Angeles County on a regular basis.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule, possibly beyond forty (40) hours per week.

Incumbent works under the close supervision of the Assistant Executive Director and is generally delegated less complicated assignments.

The period of service for an incumbent ranges from a minimum of twelve (12) months to a maximum of eighteen (18) months.

No later than eighteen (18) months from date of appointment, the incumbent will either be promoted to Defense Representative II (Apprentice) or released from Association service.

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to: use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls and equipment; both see and hear; walk, sit and stand, and drive a motor vehicle; communicate verbally on the telephone and in person; occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.; and occasionally kneel and bend.

The incumbent will work principally in an office setting.

Click on Career Opportunities to access this job description and the employment application on the ALADS website.

Email your completed application submission to the address shown on our website with “Defense Rep” and your full name in the subject line

Your submission must include all of the following:

  • A completed and signed ALADS employment application, specifically indicating that you saw this opening on UnionJobs.com.
  • A cover letter, highlighting your experience as it relates to the desirable employment standards section of this job description.
  • Current résumé, to include the name and address of each employer, dates of employment, positions held, scope of responsibilities, any special qualifications, and the names of schools, colleges, or universities attended, fields of study, and degrees earned.

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