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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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  • FIELD ENGINEERING AIDE 7228 (C1)
    on July 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $69,864 to $89,199The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $77,631 to $96,444. 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. […]

  • APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMER 1429
    on July 18, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$58,986 to $86,255The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $65,417 to $81,285; $75,648 to $93,980. NOTES:Annual salary is the beginning 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. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.An Applications Programmer prepares programs by analyzing specifications developed by systems professionals; determines computer processing requirements; develops systems and/or programming flowcharts, codes programs and/or integrates and enhances Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software solutions; tests, debugs, and corrects errors in programs; prepares program and systems documentation; assists in analyzing and resolution of computer systems problems; and performs basic network configuration, scripting, network and implementation tasks; maintains configuration databases and related processing; write SQL queries and distribute routine reporting for RDBMS; and performs other related duties. […]

  • ASSISTANT STREET LIGHTING ELECTRICIAN 3809
    on July 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $71,498 (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. An Assistant Street Lighting Electrician assists a Street Lighting Electrician in the construction, repair and maintenance of high and low voltage electrolier street lighting systems. […]

  • HOUSING INSPECTOR 4243
    on July 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    $83,144 to $100,516 NOTES: Annual salary is the beginning 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.A Housing Inspector inspects residential rental property locations for conformance to the building standards and codes contained in the State Housing Law and Regulations and City of Los Angeles Building Regulations, such as the Los Angeles Municipal Code, relating to the habitability, maintenance, sanitation, ventilation, use, and occupancy of said properties; and investigates code violation complaints and follows through with the code enforcement process by way of prosecution or administrative abatement. […]

  • ACCOUNTANT (1513)
    on July 13, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$49,903 to $72,996 and $55,019 to $80,472 NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. 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. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.DUTIESAn Accountant does professional accounting work in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, control, and reconciliation of financial records and reports in accordance with the principles of governmental and public accounting. […]

  • SENIOR CUSTODIAN 3157
    on July 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$34,034 to $49,736 and $35,663 to $52,137The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $63,913 to $67,484The salary in the Department of Los Angeles World Airports is $36,874 to $53,933NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. 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 is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.A Senior Custodian assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of Custodians engaged in a variety of cleaning and custodial tasks in City buildings; personally performs custodial duties including operating large autoscrubbers and other floor machines for floor care maintenance; and applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force. […]

  • ACCOUNTING CLERK 1223
    on July 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    An Accounting Clerk performs difficult and responsible clerical accounting work in the review, preparation, processing, reconciliation, and maintenance of accounting records and reports, or payroll and time keeping documents; processing and monitoring of invoice payments, and personal services contract invoice payments; may perform cashiering duties; or may act as a lead person in the performance of such work. […]

  • HOUSING INVESTIGATOR 8516
    on July 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $59,487 to $86,965 and $70,157 to $102,563 NOTES: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.A Housing Investigator conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of alleged violations of the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and/or Housing Code (Los Angeles Municipal Code Chapters XV and XVI); gathers and evaluates evidence through investigative research, which may include inspecting properties, interviewing tenants, complainants, landlords, and other witnesses; obtains physical and documentary evidence; compiles, analyzes and organizes legal documents; undertakes legal research; prepares oral and written reports on investigative findings; prepares legal cases for referrals to the City Attorney's Office Criminal Division; negotiates complaint settlements and case closures with landlords and tenants; represents the City at public events to provide information about the RSO; may act as a lead investigator reviewing the work of a team of housing investigators; may supervise investigative support and public counter staff; and performs related work. […]

  • BUILDING MECHANICAL INSPECTOR 4251 (3)
    on July 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY:$80,283 to $97,092          A Building Mechanical Inspector inspects residential construction of two dwelling units or less, accessory buildings, signs and swimming pools to secure conformance to zoning ordinances, building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes and approved plans, specifications and standards; investigates all complaints and alleged code violations on all buildings; conducts surveys to identify blight, deterioration, and substandard conditions; issues appropriate orders to comply and citations; and assists in training other inspection employees as required. […]

  • TREE SURGEON 3114
    on July 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

     $47,898 - $70,052The salary range for positions in the Department of Water and Power is $72,328 to $89,846 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. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.A Tree Surgeon climbs, prunes, trims, treats, sprays, plants, fertilizes, transplants and removes trees along City streets and highways, in City parks, over or on private property, and on public grounds to eliminate hazardous conditions; prevent interference with traffic, traffic signals and high and low voltage conductors and equipment; and to preserve and maintain the trees. […]

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