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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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  • WHARFINGER 1190
    on September 21, 2018 at 5:56 am

    ANNUAL SALARY$55,854 to $81,640 and $63,621 to $92,999 NOTES: 1. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lowest pay grade positions.2. 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 Wharfinger tracks cargo by terminal, vessel, and steamship line; evaluates shipping documents for the collection of all shipping services fees and cargo/container statistics associated with vessels, agents, terminals and shipping companies, and inspects facilities in accordance with the Port of Los Angeles Tariff No. 4 and the respective terminal agreements; investigates reports of damage and takes appropriate action; and prepares reports and documentation, as required. […]

  • GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER 7239
    on September 21, 2018 at 5:40 am

    ANNUAL SALARY $94,857 to $138,643; $103,021 to $150,628; and $111,373 to $162,864 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. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed only to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.DUTIES A Geotechnical Engineer directs and assists a geotechnical engineering unit; reviews comprehensive and complex geotechnical reports submitted by private consultants; prepares comprehensive and complex geotechnical reports; may coordinate the review of geotechnical and geological reports with Engineering Geologists; performs geotechnical investigations; advises management and other public officials on problem projects; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities […]

  • PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 7875
    on September 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $123,066 to $179,943 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 Principal Environmental Engineer serves as the administrative and technical head of one of several Divisions of the Bureau of Sanitation and may represent the Director of the Bureau of Sanitation in meetings with elected or appointed officials, regulatory agencies, citizens groups, or employee labor unions; applies sound management and supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities.&nbs […]

  • APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMER 1429
    on September 20, 2018 at 2:21 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. […]

  • PAINTER 3423
    on September 20, 2018 at 6:16 am

    ANNUAL SALARY $82,726 (flat-rated) and $86,620 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $91,976 (flat-rated) and $99,576 (flat-rated) 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 Painter prepares surfaces by hand, machine, waterblast and sandblast, and mixes, matches, and applies paints and related materials by brush, roller, or spray equipment (airless, conventional, and HVLP) to machinery, equipment, furniture, and the interior and exterior of buildings, pipelines, tanks, and other structures, including boats and marine equipment; may be required to remove or abate lead coatings and be familiar with the treatment and handling of hazardous waste; estimates materials for jobs; and does related duties. […]

  • ASSISTANT STREET LIGHTING ELECTRICIAN 3809
    on September 18, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $73,466 (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 September 17, 2018 at 11:10 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. […]

  • WAREHOUSE AND TOOLROOM WORKER 1832
    on September 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY: $39,672 to $57,983; $41,551 to $60,760The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $54,308 to $67,484; $55,540 to $69,008; $57,628 to $71,597; $72,182 to $76,212.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. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.A Warehouse and Toolroom Worker performs manual and clerical work in ordering, receiving, storing, issuing, and accounting for materials, supplies, automotive parts, tools, and equipment; may be required to lift boxes, load and unload trucks, package materials and make supply deliveries; may operate motor-driven and various material handling and lifting equipment, including forklifts, jacks, and hoists. May perform minor repair, maintenance, and assembly on tools, equipment and materials; and does related work. […]

  • ZOO CURATOR OF EDUCATION 4300
    on September 12, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    $57,628 to $84,229; $67,922 to $99,305; $82,663 to $120,874 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. DUTIES A Zoo Curator of Education plans, develops, implements and/or evaluates a comprehensive zoo education program and public information program at the Los Angeles Zoo; or assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of employees engaged in these activities; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills Equal Employment Opportunity responsibilities. […]

  • ELECTRICAL TEST TECHNICIAN (7512) (APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS MAY 17, 2019)
    on September 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$56,543 to $70,240; $61,324 to $76,212; $64,310 to $79,886; $66,732 to $85,795; $76,734 to $95,317; and $81,578 to $101,351NOTES: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.An entry-level Electrical Test Technician receives intensive classroom and on-the-job instruction and training. The trainee is supervised by an Electrical Test Technician Supervisor and works as a trainee assisting journey-level Electrical Test Technicians in the performance of diagnostic tests, calibration, repair, maintenance, and adjustments on: high and low voltage electrical circuits, equipment and related material; meters, smart-grid systems, conventional and renewable generation resources, control circuits, instruments, relays and related equipment and materials; new locations; and performs related duties. A journey-level Electrical Test Technician: performs routine calibration tests of meters; performs routine electrical tests of material; assists in testing more complex electric instruments and equipment; tests electric meters, control and protective relays, instruments, transformers, and other equipment and materials; performs cathodic protection in underground and overhead structures; performs infrared inspection of high voltage overhead distribution systems; and builds and tests circuit boards, removes or replaces components, and tests communication levels, in regard to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Journey-level Electrical Test Technicians may occasionally lead a group of employees engaged in field or laboratory electrical testing; perform the more difficult and advanced functions of electrical testing; and perform related duties. […]

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