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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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  • APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMER 1429
    on January 16, 2019 at 3:15 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. […]

  • FIELD ENGINEERING AIDE 7228 (A/B)
    on January 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $71,451 to $91,224The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $78,801 to $97,906. 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. […]

  • POLICE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR 1640
    on January 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$90,473 to $132,274 NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.DUTIESA Police Special Investigator reviews, conducts, and/or participates in investigations into matters which potentially involve criminal violations or violations of policies of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) by LAPD employees; reviews and/or conducts personnel-related investigations including Use of Force investigations and In-Custody Death investigations; allegations of employee misconduct; and complaints from civilians and employees; plans investigative strategies and approaches; interviews complainants, witnesses, informants, suspects, City employees, and outside law enforcement officials; prepares oral and written reports relating to a wide variety of law enforcement practices and procedures; analyzes documentary materials including complex police investigations and supporting documentation; acts as liaison for department staff, outside agencies, and citizens making appropriate referrals; and does related work. […]

  • PROGRAMMER ANALYST 1431 (APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2019)
    on January 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY   $65,124 to $95,212; $69,467 to $101,560; $75,815 to $110,851; $81,995 to $119,913; and $88,364 to $129,184The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $85,440 to $106,133; $91,370 to $113,524; $99,952 to $124,194; $108,262 to $134,488; and $116,343 to $144,552.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. […]

  • ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING EXAMINER 9135
    on January 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$59,424 to $86,902NOTE:The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.DUTIESAn Administrative Hearing Examiner conducts quasi-judicial administrative hearings on appeals on parking violation citations, adjudicates written declaration requests for reconsideration of parking violation citations, conducts vehicle impound hearings, and does related work. […]

  • SECURITY AIDE 3199
    on January 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$33,512 to $48,984 NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. The 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 Security Aides will be required to be available to work night or morning assignments, weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and in various locations throughout the City of Los Angeles. DUTIESInspects City facilities for security or safety hazards, unruly patrons, or other patrons, or other unusual conditions; and does related work.&nbs […]

  • SERVICE COORDINATOR 0883
    on January 10, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $89,533 to $130,875 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 A Service Coordinator performs professional liaison work between Bureau/Department management and community groups, neighborhood councils, the City Council and the Mayor's office; identifies and addresses the needs and concerns of neighborhood councils, community based organizations and other stakeholders; provides information on Bureau/Department activities, programs and projects; prepares presentations, plans, correspondence, and reports with recommendations to Bureau/Department management on a variety of legislation, grants, issues of concern, and local priorities that will impact the operations of the Bureau/Department; may supervise professional staff involved in a central agency, operating department, or bureau administration; and does related work. […]

  • CHIEF AIRPORTS ENGINEER 7274
    on January 10, 2019 at 12:03 am

    ANNUAL SALARY $131,857 to $192,805; and $139,206 to $203,559 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.A Chief Airports Engineer plans, organizes and directs the work of employees engaged in performing all engineering work in the Los Angeles World Airports; develops overall engineering plans and specifications and assists management in developing general plans and policies for the Los Angeles World Airports; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and does related work. […]

  • HOUSING INSPECTOR 4243
    on January 9, 2019 at 1:17 am

    $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. […]

  • LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 7854
    on January 8, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $45,121 to $65,959 and $53,473 to $78,174The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $57,190 to $71,054; $67,317 to $83,645; $71,660 to $89,011; $74,666 to $92,748; and $81,891 to $101,748NOTES:For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. 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 Laboratory Technician performs standard and non-standard tests including preparing chemical solutions (reagents) of a routine to difficult nature concerning the chemical, radiological, biological, or microbiological laboratory analysis of water, wastewater, sludge, physical evidence in criminal cases, and materials and supplies used by City departments; makes simple calculations and prepares and maintains records and technical reports on analytical results; makes minor repairs to intricate testing equipment; tracks samples, and enters analytical results in the laboratory information management system; performs chain of custody duties for sample receiving; complies with the Quality Assurance plan of the lab; performs sample collection and delivery; prepares and modifies basic standard operating procedure of laboratory and sampling test methods; and may supervise employees engaged in the above work. […]

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