City of Los Angeles Employment

About City of Los Angeles Employment

The City of Los Angeles is a civil service, equal opportunity employer, with most of its job opportunities requiring that an applicant take a competitive civil service exam through the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department. Successful applicants are eligible for jobs anywhere in the City of Los Angeles where a job classification exists based upon the score achieved on the examination.

City of Los Angeles Civil Service Exam Process

To learn about civil service examinations for which applications are being accepted, visit the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department website. Applications for civil service examinations are available from both the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department and Port of Los Angeles Human Resources Division. The Port's Human Resources Division may accept applications for examinations and forward them to the Personnel Department. For more information about Port of Los Angeles employment opportunities, contact the Human Resources Division at (310) 732-3480.
To receive notifications regarding your application status, you must include the following information on your City application:
  • valid e-mail address
  • valid telephone number
  • valid social security number

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Los Angeles is proud of its commitment to inclusion and diversity among our employees. Diversity in our workforce gives the City access to a rich range of talent, representing different experiences, perspectives, and styles. These differences foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that makes us a stronger and better organization on every level.

By maintaining a work environment built on respect, trust, collaboration, and cooperation, we are better able to provide superior service to the City’s diverse communities. In order to grow, evolve, and improve, we must continue to cultivate a culture that appreciates, welcomes, and embraces a diverse workforce.

Open Examinations

The following open exams include City of Los Angeles job classifications assigned to the Harbor Department.