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A quality job can change a person, a family, and a whole community. However, Council District 8 is still suffering through a jobs crisis. Right now, the Eighth District has:

  • The fewest employed people in the City (105,000),
  • The highest rate of unemployment (10%),
  • Only 3,000 residents make over $50,000 per year, (the fewest in the City),
  • Only 23,000 workers are employed within the Eighth District, and
  • African American still have a lower employment rate than they did before the Great Recession.

Even amidst this crisis, there is an opportunity.

New public investments in transportation, infrastructure, schools, and at the airport are creating good-paying, public sector jobs across the region. Additionally, the City of Los Angeles, who reduced jobs and services during the Great Recession, needs to hire workers to restore services and must replace workers who are ready to retire. Councilmember Harris-Dawson is leading the charge to bring jobs to the communities that need them the most. By focusing on well-paying public sector jobs across the City of Los Angeles, we can create a stronger economy in South LA and a responsive City.

Targeted Local Hire Program

The City of Los Angeles Targeted Local Hire (TLH) program is an alternative pathway for residents of the City of Los Angeles to get access to career opportunities with the City of Los Angeles without needing to take a Civil Service Exam. The program is targeted to those who may face barriers to employment.  Candidates will receive on-the-job training and complete an assessment period before transitioning to civil service employment. 

To find out more information and to sign up for the Targeted Local Hire Program, please visit the website

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  • POLICE OFFICER 2214
    on August 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

     ANNUAL SALARY  $62,118 to $95,672 (effective January 07, 2018)Salary range applies to Police Officer I & II. NOTE:  Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. Check www.JoinLAPD.com for details. DUTIES   As a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department, a Police Officer maintains order, enforces laws and ordinances, and protects life and property; issues citations, makes arrests, prepares reports, and provides information to the public and departmental units; works with neighborhood associations and community members as a planner, community organizer, problem solver and information link; and does related work. […]

  • POLICE CAPTAIN 2244
    on August 16, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY                                                                                          $150,649 to $177,271, $159,042 to $187,147, and $167,916 to $197,587 NOTE: Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.DUTIESA Police Captain plans, organizes, and directs the work of sworn and civilian employees engaged in the operation of a geographical division or area, or a specialized or support division; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and does related work. […]

  • PROPERTY OFFICER 3207
    on August 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    A Property Officer is an unarmed civilian employee of the Police Department who accepts and maintains physical accountability and detailed documentation for booked evidence and non-evidence property from time of booking to ultimate release or disposal; utilizes both computer based and physical data tracking and filing systems; and provides customer service to police officers and the general public.  &nbs […]

  • AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER 3225
    on August 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    $62,118 to $94,732Salary range applies to Airport Police Officer I & II. Check www.lawa.org/JoinLAXPD/ for details. NOTE:  Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary ranger is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. DUTIES An Airport Police Officer is a sworn peace officer, authorized to carry a firearm who enforces federal and state regulations, City of Los Angeles ordinances, and security, traffic, and safety rules and regulations; engages in law enforcement activities, including uniformed foot, vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle patrol and plainclothes assignments, arrest, and report writing at Los Angeles World Airports; provides information to the public regarding locations and operations of the Department; and does related work. […]

  • DETENTION OFFICER 3211
    on August 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    NOTES: Some positions may be entitled to additional negotiated compensation for MOU provisions, such as some shift assignments, authorized bi-lingual pay, and assignment location. Annual salary range is at the start of the pay range.  The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.DUTIES:A Detention Officer is an unarmed civilian employee of the Police Department who processes arrestees, including booking, fingerprinting, and maintaining custody and control.  ALL positions include duties, which require the ability to type using a computer keyboard. &nbs […]

  • SIGNAL SYSTEMS ELECTRICIAN 3819
    on August 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $90,645 (flat-rated) NOTE: Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.  A Signal Systems Electrician performs skilled technical work and may act as a lead for and work with a signal construction or signal systems crew installing, repairing, maintaining, and modifying electric and microprocessor based traffic signal control devices and video and computer communications systems. […]

  • ELECTRICAL MECHANIC 3841
    on August 11, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY  For trainee positions:  $74,332 to $95,567For journey-level positions:  $106,174 (flat-rated) NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. For information regarding reciprocity between City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to: http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.  Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.DUTIES  An Electrical Mechanic performs skilled mechanical and electrical work in the installation and maintenance of high and low voltage electrical circuits and related equipment at electrical stations and plants such as electrical substations; receiving, distributing, and customer stations; steam generating stations; water pumping and chlorinating stations; converter stations; hydro-electric plants; high voltage switching stations; and similar facilities and buildings; and performs other related duties. Electrical Mechanics may work at heights of up to 280 feet, near hazardous materials, and in confined spaces. […]

  • FIELD ENGINEERING AIDE 7228 (C)(2)
    on August 10, 2018 at 12:18 am

    ANNUAL SALARY $71,451 to $91,224The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $78,801 to $97,906. NOTES:For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.A Field Engineering Aide performs sub-professional land surveying work or works with engineering personnel.  A Field Engineering Aide may be required to climb fences, work in confined spaces, work with and around hot asphalt, and carry surveying equipment long distances over various types of terrain; also may be trained to operate Data Collectors, and to set up and operate GPS receivers. […]

  • HOUSING PLANNING AND ECONOMIC ANALYST 8504
    on August 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$72,954 to $106,675NOTE:The annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.A Housing Planning and Economic Analyst performs responsible administrative and technical work in the preparation of economic research, reports and feasibility studies related to policy analysis, housing policy, program development, legislation and affordable housing preservation, development and financing. […]

  • HARBOR PLANNING AND RESEARCH DIRECTOR 9234
    on August 9, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$91,913 to $134,362 and $107,803 to $157,602NOTES:Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. For information regarding reciprocity between City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to: http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.A Harbor Planning and Research Director directs the port planning, goods movement, transportation infrastructure planning, economic development, zoning consistency, and maritime research activities of the Harbor Department; originates and develops plans and programs and coordinates policy recommendations with other agencies for land and water use, makes policy recommendations for hazardous port facility site selection and strategic issue management; ensures consistency of Port development activities and Port Master Plan; analyzes the socioeconomic impact of port projects or assists in these activities, and plans, organizes, and directs the work of professional and clerical employees engaged in planning and research; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities; and does related work. […]

For more job opporunities, check out the City's website.