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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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  • PROGRAMMER ANALYST 1431
    on October 16, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY   $65,124 to $92,665; $69,467 to $98,845; $75,815 to $107,886; $81,995 to $116,698; and $88,364 to $125,718The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $79,406 to $98,658; $84,939 to $105,527; $92,916 to $115,445; $100,578 to $124,966; and $108,137 to $134,362 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 Programmer Analyst does technically difficult programming and application or software support; analyzes existing systems and procedures; determines the feasibility of data processing applications; designs and participates in the implementation of systems of computer programs; and may act as a lead analyst or project leader in supervising technical employees who are performing such work. […]

  • SYSTEMS ANALYST 1596
    on October 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$68,611 to $100,307The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $70,908 to $88,092 and $83,770 to $104,065. 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 Systems Analyst analyzes procedures, methods and operations of computer-based information systems; designs, implements, and recommends information systems to improve the efficiency and economy of City operations; performs cost benefit and feasibility analyses related to the modification of existing computer-based information systems, the maintenance and support of information systems, or the implementation of new computer-based systems; accesses and analyzes information from automated files using high-level retrieval languages. […]

  • EQUIPMENT MECHANIC (AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC) 3711 (APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS OCTOBER 12,2018)
    on October 12, 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. […]

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST 1229
    on October 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $50,237 to $73,476 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. A Customer Service Specialist performs specialized business tax, licenses, and permits work, involving cashiering, various aspects of processing and reviewing customer requests for service, billing questions and resolutions, as well as service complaints, responding to the public's concerns and requests for information on City business tax and associated permits, Lifeline exemptions and reductions, ordinances, rules, regulations, and policies, including the use of a computer terminal for inputting requests, reviewing billing information, and following up on requests; and does related work. […]

  • ELECTRICAL CRAFT HELPER 3799
    on October 12, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    $63,686 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $58,839 to $73,100; and $64,310 to $79,886 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.An Electrical Craft Helper assists a skilled journey-level worker engaged in one of the electrical trades. Typical assignments involve the maintenance and construction of electrical systems for buildings and facilities; installation and maintenance of overhead or underground power distribution systems; or shop repair activities. Apprentice training opportunities leading to craft positions are available in some departments. […]

  • ACCOUNTANT (1513) C
    on October 10, 2018 at 5:20 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. […]

  • ASBESTOS WORKER 3435
    on October 4, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $98,971 flat-rated NOTES: 1. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.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.  DUTIES An Asbestos Worker fabricates, removes, installs, and disposes of insulating materials and coverings from equipment and areas; sets-up and maintains containment areas for the removal and disposal of hazardous materials in conjunction with insulation work and elimination of possible Hantavirus contamination; and does related work.&nbs […]

  • GARDENER CARETAKER 3141
    on October 4, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $39,672 - $57,983The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $44,474 to $64,957. 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.  A Gardener Caretaker does gardening, landscape construction, and maintenance work in parks, playgrounds, Citywide traffic islands, medians, slopes, grade separations and other landscaped areas. NOTE: Gardener Caretakers may be required to work weekends and holidays and can be reassigned to work any location in the City. They may be required to work overtime and in bad weather. […]

  • HELICOPTER MECHANIC 3742
    on October 4, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$96,074 (flat-rated)A 5.5% bonus is paid for possessing an FAA Inspection Authorization.  Some positions require night work, for which a higher salary is paid. DUTIESA Helicopter Mechanic inspects, repairs, overhauls, services, cleans and returns all City-owned helicopters to service, including those of the Fire and Police Departments. NOTE:  Helicopter Mechanics must be available to work weekends and holidays. […]

  • LIBRARIAN 6152 C
    on October 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    $62,347 to $77,464; $62,138 to $90,828; and $67,567 to $98,783NOTES: 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 hiring department before accepting a job offer. A Librarian provides patrons of all ages with a variety of professional librarian services, including outreach and virtual/online resources and programs, reader guidance and book reviews, reference, selection, cataloging and maintenance of library materials to meet educational, recreational and informational needs of the community, programming to support lifelong learning, educational, and cultural interests of the community, training in technologies and library resources and services, and implementation of library technologies and virtual services.&nbs […]

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