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.

If you are considering a career with the City of Los Angeles, click here to discover available job opportunities and to apply.

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.

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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