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Polygraph Examiner

at County of San Bernardino

Pay: $31.69 to $43.62/hour
$31.69 - $43.62
Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2582206
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

The Job

The County of San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is recruiting for  Extra-Help* Polygraph Examiners who administer polygraph examinations for the Specialized Investigations Division. Responsibilities include administering criminal, pre-employment and administrative polygraph examinations; recording, interpreting and analyzing responses; performing background investigations; and perform related duties as required.

For more detailed information, review the Polygraph Examiner job description.

Note: This is an Extra-Help position. Successful candidates shall be considered at-will and probationary throughout the term of their employment, and will not attain status as a regular county employee.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

1) Background:  Prior to appointment, applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass an extensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony.
2) Appointment: This is an extra-help position which does not obtain status as a regular County employee.  
3) Availability: Incumbents work primarily a day shift; may be required to work on-call and occasionally evenings or weekends.
4) Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required for the individual providing the transportation. Mileage reimbursement is available.
5) Training: Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of AAPP, APA, CAPE or NPA polygraph related training every 2 years.  Membership in AAPP, APA, CAPE and/or NPA is required upon completion of probation.


Minimum Requirements

Five (5) years of experience in a law enforcement environment; experience in interviewing and/or interrogations is highly desirable.

A Bachelor's degree from a accredited college in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Social Science, or other related area may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

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Must possess a valid Polygraph Examiner certificate of Completion by an APA accredited polygraph examiners school.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will exhibit strong oral and written communication skills and have experience administering polygraph examinations.  Experience with Lafayette polygraph LX-4000 or LX-5000 instruments, and a strong working knowledge of the Zone Comparison Technique and numerical scoring is also highly desirable.

Membership in good standing with the California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE) is highly desirable.

Selection Process

You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Sheriff's Department.

Application Procedure Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed on a weekly basis or periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. (Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.)

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application.  Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the closing of this recruitment.  Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email.  We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.  

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide, or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627.  Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.  

All communications regarding the selection process will be via emailApplicants are encouraged to check their e-mails frequently to obtain any correspondence associated with this recruitment. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information.  Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

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