Anonymous User wrote:What if you receive a job offer between now and then? Do you decline and hold out for LA? Tough decisions.
If you get a job offer now, take it. Generally, you will be given an at-will employment agreement, which gives each party the right to end the employment relationship with 15 days notice. If the training doesn't even start until July, but offers are made in June, you'll have plenty of time between the offer and the start date to tell your new employer that you changed your mind and are giving them notice. Every person, at all times, reserves the right to change their mind, no one will fault you for than. This is especially true with such a great opportunity, like working for the DA. They (an employer) wouldn't hesitate to fire you if the same sort of situation came up for them... it's business.
At least this way you cover your bases in the event that you don't get in with the DA. If, however, you get an offer from the PD and you'd rather work for the DA that's a whole different situation. You don't wanna burn any bridges. The county is a small place with a long memory. If that situation presents itself my advice would be to take the first offer. If late you decide you still want to work for the other side you can transfer over. Interdepartmental opportunities come up much more often, getting in is the hard part. And, in a county job, you want to start the clock ticking for accruing retirement and other benefits.