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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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  • SIGNAL SYSTEMS ELECTRICIAN 3819
    on May 25, 2018 at 4:21 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. […]

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERVISOR 7304
    on May 25, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    $82,496 to $120,582 and $89,637 to $131,063The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $102,353 to $127,180 and $111,540 to $138,559. 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. For information regarding reciprocity between City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to: http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdfAn Environmental Supervisor assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of professional personnel and/or consultants engaged in the analysis, review, investigation, study and implementation of environmental policies, regulations, legislation and programs; personally performs the more difficult, technical and/or sensitive assignments; prepares environmental documents; manages large environmental and natural resources projects and programs including regulatory compliance programs and grant funded projects; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities. […]

  • EQUIPMENT MECHANIC (AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC) 3711 (APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS MAY 25, 2018)
    on May 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $78,675 (flat-rated); $80,972 (flat-rated); and $87,586 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $91,350 (flat-rated); $93,020 (flat-rated); and $97,300 (flat-rated)The salary in the Harbor Department is $81,760 (flat-rated) 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. In most of these positions, higher salaries are paid for work on special equipment or in work environments that may be noisy and/or contain unpleasant materials or odors. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.An Equipment Mechanic does skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive transportation equipment and inspects such equipment to determine needed repairs. […]

  • SAFETY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE
    on May 24, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $74,623 to $90,222 and $84,083 to $101,685The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $92,978 to $115,508 and $81,807 to $101,622. 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.DUTIES A Safety Engineering Associate assists in administering a program for employee safety and accident prevention for a City department or several departments. […]

  • COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN 3686
    on May 24, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$90,645 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $94,899 to $100,182 and $106,174 (flat-rated). A shift differential is paid for the positions requiring night work. Some positions with the Department of Water and Power may require permanent assignment outside the Southern California area.NOTES: 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. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.A Communications Electrician does skilled work in the maintenance, repair, installation, configuration and programming of communications systems and equipment such as microwave radio, conventional and trunking two-way radio, VoIP telephony, SONET, SCADA, data networks, radio communications transmitters/receivers and systems, PBX telephone switches, multiplexing, audio and video, CCTV and CAD. […]

  • INDUSTRIAL GRAPHICS SUPERVISOR 1490
    on May 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY: $102,458 to $108,179 and $153,217 to $161,757 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. 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 Industrial Graphics Supervisor plans, organizes and directs the work of employees of a graphics unit engaged in providing printing, duplicating, reprographic, stationery forms supply, photocopier support and related services for the Department of Water and Power; or assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of employees engaged in printing, duplicating and reprographic services; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force. […]

  • ASSISTANT UTILITY BUYER 1860
    on May 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $70,845 to $88,030 and $73,748 to $91,642NOTES: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 the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.DUTIESAn Assistant Utility Buyer assists in purchasing or purchases a variety of commodities for use in the Department of Water and Power. […]

  • MATERIALS TESTING ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE 7967
    on May 17, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $66,231 to $96,841; $74,082 to $108,346; $82,496 to $120,582; and $89,637 to $131,063The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $82,496 to $102,499; $98,010 to $121,772; $106,341 to $132,128; and $114,318 to $142,004. NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. 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. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.A Materials Testing Engineering Associate performs professional engineering work in making physical tests of soils and construction materials; inspects pipe fabrication, concrete and asphalt batchings, earthwork and fill for certification; prepares preliminary reports for test results; may supervise professional and technical personnel involved in this work; and does related work. […]

  • ELECTRICAL MECHANIC 3841
    on May 15, 2018 at 11:00 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. […]

  • BUILDING MECHANICAL INSPECTOR 4251 (3)
    on May 9, 2018 at 5:33 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. […]

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