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Union Demands San Francisco Police Chief’s Resignation Over Journalist Raid Apology

The San Francisco Police Officers Assn. is calling on Police Chief Bill Scott to step down after he apologized for his officers’ raid of a journalist’s home. “It is time for Chief Scott to go. There’s no other way around it,” union leaders wrote in a statement released Saturday, one day after Scott issued the public apology. The statement described the chief’s public concession as a “pathetic, deceitful and shameful display of self-preservation, finger pointing, and political kowtowing.” Scott’s apology, […]

Hang Glider Makes Crash Landing on Beach Along Pacific Coast Highway Near Malibu

Paramedics took a man to a hospital with moderate injuries after his hang glider made a crash landing on a beach along Pacific Coast Highway, in Ventura County near the Los Angeles County line, on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The mishap was first reported about 3:30 p.m. along the highway just northwest of Malibu, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Photos from the scene showed paramedics from the Ventura County and Oxnard fire departments working to free the man […]

Trump is First Head of State to Meet Japan’s New Emperor

President Donald Trump on Monday backed the Japanese prime minister’s interest in using his country’s good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the U.S. and its nemesis in the Middle East. Trump, who has said he’s open to having a dialogue with Iran, has sought to downplay fears of military conflict, but the Iranians have said they have no interest in communicating with the White House. Trump commented during a day that opened with the high […]

Man Fatally Struck by Car During Fight Outside Mall in San Bernardino, 3 Suspects Arrested

A man died after he was struck by a car during an argument outside a San Bernardino mall on Saturday, authorities said. Police arrested two men and a teenage boy on suspicion of murder. Isaac Mosqueda, 40, of San Bernardino was killed in the incident, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. Michael Louis Levario, 48, Matthew Dean Luna, 18, and a 17-year-old boy whose name was withheld due to his age, all from San Bernardino, were […]

Sunshine Finally Sweeping in for Memorial Day in L.A. After Gloomy Weekend Weather

The May gray is expected to break on Memorial Day, with clearer skies and cool temperatures arriving across the Los Angeles region, according to the National Weather Service. Drizzly weather has marked the earlier part of the weekend, with scattered showers across Southern California. But meteorologists are not expecting the sogginess to continue. Monday’s forecast high will be in the mid-60s, with temperatures pushing into the 70s later in the week. “We’re getting to the end of the precipitation,” said […]

Suspect Killed, Victim Wounded After Robbery Turns Into Shooting in San Bernardino

A robbery escalated into a shooting in San Bernardino on Saturday afternoon, leaving the victim wounded and the suspect dead, police said. The shooting took place about 2:10 p.m. in the 300 block of West 8th Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. Officers found two people suffering from gunshot wounds after responding to reports of gunfire, officials said. Both were taken to hospitals, where Kiven Jabbar Arnold, 26, of Pomona was pronounced dead. Kwesi Akuffo, 26, […]

Women Arrested After Pepper-Spraying Fillmore Dollar Store Employee While Stealing Laundry Detergent, Toiletries: Police

Deputies arrested two women after they pepper-sprayed a dollar store employee while stealing laundry detergent and other toiletries, which investigators say are being traded on the street for cash and drugs as part of a recent trend. Kayla Raelynn Gularte, 21, of Santa Barbara and Kathryn Valencia Weaver, 22, of Bakersfield were arrested in connection with the shoplifting-turned robbery, which took place about 1 p.m. Friday at Dollar General, 1154 West Ventura Street, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office […]

Car Crashes Into Apartment Complex in Norwalk; Driver in Custody

A person was taken into custody after crashing a car into the side of an apartment complex in Norwalk Sunday and then attempting to flee, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station said. Deputies responded to the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Gard Avenue at around 1 a.m. to find a vehicle that had crashed into the side of the building, authorities said. The unidentified driver was taken into custody after attempting to flee, LASD said. Authorities said no […]

Former Business Manager Accused of Defrauding Stan Lee Appears in Court

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Simon Pagenaud Wins Indy 500 on Penske’s Golden Anniversary

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2nd Teenager Dies in Santiago Canyon Crash That Killed Driver and Injured Passengers After Car Slammed Into Tree

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Police Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Utah Girl Say Case Is ‘Not Going to End Well’; Her Uncle Has Been Arrested

Police in Logan, Utah, are continuing their search for a 5-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s home over the weekend. Elizabeth Shelley was last seen at home by her mother on Saturday at 2 a.m., according to Logan City Police Captain Tyson Budge. Eight hours later, police were alerted that the girl was missing. Also missing from the home that morning was 21-year-old Alexander Whipple, Elizabeth’s uncle, who police say is the main suspect in the case. He had […]

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Happy Holiday Weekend! We might have some rain drops Sunday, but there are plenty of indoor events to enjoy! After taking a look at my report, PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE INTERESTING EVENTS BELOW. (Wow! There is so much happening I could not jam all of this information in what I broadcasted!) Please forgive the error on this graphic; someone got carried away! :-( MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ARMED […]

Woman Suffers ‘Significant Bite Injuries’ in Florida Alligator Attack

A woman has been airlifted to a hospital after she was bitten by an alligator in Florida, according to the Brevard County Fire and Rescue service. The woman suffered “significant bite injuries” and was bitten on the leg and flank, according to the department. The attack happened near Fay Lake Wilderness Park, about 20 miles from Cape Canaveral. The department said it would not release the woman’s identity because of patient privacy laws, and referred further inquiries to the Florida […]

10-Year-Old Boy Among 3 Hurt After Being Ejected from Log Ride at Riverside Amusement Park

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Summer Pet Safety Tips with Dr. Jeff Werber

Celebrity Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber shares tips to keep dogs and other pets safe in high summer temperatures. Find Dr. Jeff on social media @drjeffwerber or at Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Battleship IOWA Museum Previews Their Memorial Day Tribute

Erin Myers joins the Battleship IOWA Museum team as they preview their Memorial Day tribute event taking place on Monday, May 27th. For more information, visit Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Suspected Shooter Found Dead in Culver City Motel After Hours-Long Standoff; 1 Victim Shot in Neck

Police officers surrounded a Culver City motel where a suspected shooter was barricaded in one of the rooms Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A SWAT team entered the room after an hours-long standoff and found the suspected gunman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said a preliminary investigation revealed. Authorities received reports of a person who had been shot at around 6:09 a.m. in the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Flower Avenue in Venice, LAPD Officer Mike […]

Senior Systems Specialist (IT/Data Processing)

Los Angeles Unified School District - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 11 days ago
We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools,
with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve
our community. Here, you have the opportunity to exercise your potential
in the business of education.
We are technical professionals, skilled workers, support staff, executives,
and community champions. We do our jobs with a sense of integrity,
accountability, and pride in shaping the future.
Our contributions here impact our number one customers – the 600,000
plus K-12 students of LAUSD. We invite you to achieve new levels of
success in your career by pursuing exciting promotional opportunities!
Department or School Site Facilities Technology Services works with Branches, Departments, and
operational units throughout the Facilities Services Division to approach
technological and procedural solutions which create operational
effectiveness and efficiency by reducing staffing requirements and
overhead costs as well as increasing productivity and visibility within the
The Facilities Technology Services provide Facilities Services Division
staff with the technology tools that they need to do their jobs, and to help
them use those tools through developing and executing effective
information technology strategies which supports the program.
The unit provides the following services:
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Enterprise Applications Group;
Custom Applications Group;
Systems Administration;
Database Network Application;
Training and Support.
Benefits Insurance: Paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement
System (CalPERS).
Paid Vacation: 24 days of paid vacation
Paid Holidays: 12 days.
Job Duties/Responsibilities A Senior Systems Specialist is responsible for supervising and
participating in the development of a variety of new and revised
applications and designs of the operating systems for mainframe,
mid-range, and desktop computers.
Typical duties include:

  • Planning, coordinating, and supervising the: feasibility and structure

studies of systems design for hardware and software; design and
structure of computer security standards, including software security on
District mainframes and mid-range systems; establishment of usage
requirements of processors, standard routines, and general purpose
software; design and implementation of mainframe and mid-range
backup and recovery procedures; resolution of software and hardware
problems on District computers.

  • Consulting with vendors, contractors, and consultants relative to the

establishment of and adherence to technical standards.

  • Consulting with District technical staff and users regarding systems

analysis, design, and implementation.

  • Reviewing and recommending changes in and approves methodology

for evaluating performance and implementation of processes to improve

  • Reviewing and recommending the acquisition of new software and

hardware in accordance with District requirements and user capabilities.

  • Reviewing, recommending, and approving modifications to general

purpose software, including systems, processors, and standard routines.
Minimum Requirements PROMOTIONAL STATUS IS REQUIRED. You must be a current or
retired employee of LAUSD with 130 paid days in regular status in the
Classified Service or permanent status in the Certificated Service or
have been laid-off within the past 39 months from a regular, permanent
LAUSD position in which you passed probation.
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Laid-off employees' eligibility as a promotional candidate expires at the
end of their 39 month period; as such, laid-off employees applying for
promotional career opportunities may not be eligible to complete the
assessment process or may be removed from the employment eligibility
list once their eligibility as a promotional candidate expires.
Graduation from a recognized college or university, preferably with a
major in computer science or electrical engineering. Courses in
information science, telecommunications, electrical engineering,
calculus, operations research, and industrial engineering or an advanced
degree in engineering or computer science are desirable. Additional
qualifying experience in the fields described below may be substituted for
the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Four years of experience in one or more of the specialties described
below is required:
Data Base Development

  • Experience in the maintenance, modification, and improvement of data

base management systems, including access methods, definition
languages, and teleprocessing software in an installation utilizing
third-generation systems that support batch, teleprocessing data base,
and real time applications.

  • Experience with schematic development, data dictionary systems,

logical data relationships, data security, development of plans for the
conversion of existing systems to data base systems, data base recovery
and back-up techniques, on-line data inquiry and updating, and optimum
processing techniques. Two years of this experience with DB2 is highly
Operating Systems Development

  • Experience in the maintenance, modification, and improvement of

operating systems software. At least two years of this experience must
have been as an operating systems professional with major responsibility
in a large computerized installation. Knowledge of operating systems
assemblers and experience with systems generation, panic dump
analysis, bootstrap and initialization, the facility inventory, the symbiont
complex, the dynamic allocator, activity control, input/output, use of
performance measurement and systems monitoring techniques, and
development of long-range plans for transition to new operating systems.
Systems Science Development

  • Experience in developmental work for large scale application systems,

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use of various computational algorithms, and mathematical modeling to
address complex systems questions. Experience in developing detailed
systems plans, including responsibility for sizing and proposing hardware
systems, cost effectiveness studies, utilization of operations research
and economics techniques, software package evaluations,
teleprocessing studies, and data security studies.
Telecommunications Development

  • Experience in the maintenance, modification, and improvement of

software for teleprocessing systems and teleprocessing access methods
in an installation utilizing third-generation central processing units with a
variety of on-line systems and remote job entry applications. Experience
with assemblers, communications management systems, and a
transaction interface package. Experience in defining and applying
system recovery techniques, and in planning and developing
teleprocessing networks, teleprocessing software, message handling
techniques, and communication processors and controllers.

  • A valid California Driver License.

  • Use of an automobile.

Desirable Qualifications We are seeking motivated, well organized, and highly competent
individuals with knowledge of:

  • Functions and use of EDP hardware, software, and services

  • Operations research and statistical analysis

  • Complex EDP operating and applications systems

  • Communications hardware and software

  • Data systems analysis and design

  • Computer hardware, including mainframes, mid-range and desktop

computers, peripherals, and terminals

  • Business and educational data processing applications

  • Distributed processing techniques

  • Mathematical modeling

  • Various higher-level programming languages

The individual will also have well developed skills and abilities necessary

  • Write and orally express difficult concepts clearly and concisely

  • Analyze problems in computer operation, program logic, and


  • Evaluate and adapt new data processing techniques

  • Prepare long-range plans

  • Perceive problems related to integration of advanced EDP

technological developments and develop solutions to complex technical
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  • Represent the District at technical meetings

  • Supervise technical personnel effectively

Employment Selection Process We anticipate receiving a number of well qualified applicants for this
recruitment; therefore, there will be a competitive process. The hiring
departments have requested that we proceed with the selection process
in an expeditious and timely manner. To honor this request, we will be
adhering to a pre-planned employment assessment schedule.
Please visit and click on "Help Desk Service Request
Form" located to the left of the Quick Links.
To find out whether the application deadline has been extended, visit the
website at: .
The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons
shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.
Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing
are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455
for more information.
Additional Posting Information Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment
assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment
process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment
score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top
three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility typically lasts for 12 months. The
hiring list resulting from this assessment process may be used to fill open
positions in related job classifications. Please submit your application as
soon as possible. For questions or concerns regarding this recruitment,
please contact Jason Kim at [email protected]
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