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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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  • HOUSING INSPECTOR 4243
    on November 16, 2018 at 4:30 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. […]

  • EMS ADVANCED PROVIDER 2341
    on November 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    $83,645 to $122,273 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. DUTIES An EMS Advanced Provider provides scheduled and unscheduled non-emergent direct patient care to the ill and injured within the pre-hospital setting. The EMS Advanced Provider may act as lead worker to staff involved in the pre-hospital care delivered through the Advanced Provider Response Unit (APRU), which is the Los Angeles Fire Department's (LAFD) alternate service delivery model to render mobile integrated healthcare. The EMS Advanced Provider provides medical treatment which includes obtaining patient histories, administering and prescribing medication, conducting diagnostic tests, performing routine medical procedures and consulting with other social services and healthcare professionals. The EMS Advanced Provider may provide secondary caller interrogation for specifically designated low acuity calls in the Metropolitan Fire Communications (MFC) 911 dispatch center. […]

  • BUILDING MECHANICAL INSPECTOR 4251 (3)
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY:$83,144 to $100,516          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 November 16, 2018 at 3:03 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. […]

  • AIRPORTS MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR 3336
    on November 16, 2018 at 2:05 am

    ANNUAL SALARY $66,523 to $97,321; $70,177 to $102,625; and $72,307 to $105,652 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. An Airports Maintenance Supervisor plans, organizes, and directs the work of a labor and maintenance crew performing a variety of maintenance activities on airport properties including the operations, custodial care, maintenance, alteration, repair and construction of airport buildings, airfields, and appurtenant equipment; and applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities. […]

  • AIR CONDITIONING MECHANIC SUPERVISOR 3781
    on November 16, 2018 at 12:39 am

    ANNUAL SALARY $103,841 and $108,482 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $127,388 to $134,488 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.DUTIESAn Air Conditioning Mechanic Supervisor assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of a crew engaged in the installation, modification, maintenance and repair of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilating equipment and related facilities; lays out and prepares cost estimates for new installations; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities. […]

  • SENIOR LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST 9202
    on November 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $106,842 to $156,182; $112,438 to $164,388; and $128,328 to $187,648NOTES: For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/documents/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. 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. A Senior Labor Relations Specialist performs complex and sensitive labor relations activities, including negotiating Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with unions representing City employees; administering the terms of the MOUs; and preparing analyses, proposals, reports, and correspondence in the field of labor relations; and does related work. […]

  • BUILDING OPERATING ENGINEER 5923
    on November 14, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $92,352 and $95,171 (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. Some positions may require night and weekend work. Candidates willing to work various shifts are especially desired. Higher salaries are paid for shift work.A Building Operating Engineer operates, monitors, and performs maintenance on high pressure gas or oil fired boilers, gas or steam turbines, energy recovery boilers and heat exchangers, other heating systems, and their auxiliaries in supplying steam or high temperature hot water for space heating and similar purposes; operates, monitors, and performs maintenance on large tonnage capacity chillers used for air-conditioning, including all auxiliary related equipment such as condensers, cooling towers, pumps, and air compressors; performs water treatment tests and analysis; monitors and maintains other building service equipment; operates and programs computer based building automation systems, trouble-shoot program control sequence of operation, operates and maintains various types of refrigeration and air conditioning air handling units, operates and monitors computer based lighting control systems; responds and investigates building tenant service requests; tests and monitors fire life and safety alarm systems; maintains the building operability while optimizing equipment performance for efficient energy management and energy reduction. […]

  • EQUIPMENT MECHANIC (AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC) 3711 (APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS MARCH 15, 2019)
    on November 14, 2018 at 12:47 am

    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. […]

  • APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMER 1429
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:32 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. […]

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