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City of Los Angeles Civil Service Exam Process

The Port of Los Angeles is a department of the City of Los Angeles and is also referred to as the Los Angeles Harbor Department. As a civil service, equal opportunity employer, the majority of Port job opportunities require an applicant to take a competitive civil service examination for particular job classifications. 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. To learn about civil service examinations for which applications are being accepted, visit lacity.org to reach the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department. Applications for civil service examinations are available from both the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department and Port of Los Angeles. 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.

Port-related Jobs

Explore job opportunities with potential employers within the harbor. Various independent terminal operators, shipping and cruise lines, and service providers do business in and around the Port.

Development/Construction Activity

Port development construction activity is often contracted out through a competitive bid process. Jobs associated with these contracts are generally union jobs and information on employment opportunities should be sought directly from these on-site contractors.

Longshore Job Opportunities

Another source of information on job opportunities is the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13. The Union provides labor for cargo-handling operations on the waterfront. Call ILWU Local 13 at (310) 830-1130 for more information.

Harbor Worksource Center/Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Worker Participation

The Harbor Worksource Center is actively providing assistance to Harbor Area residents who are seeking employment in the construction trades. In order to meet the local hire requirements of the PLA, contractors working on Port of Los Angeles construction projects will be looking for qualifying workers from the Harbor Worksource Center. At least 30% of total work hours shall be performed by Local Residents residing within the targeted areas of the City using a two-tier approach. The first tier includes residents within approximately 10 miles of the Port, and the second tier includes residents of high unemployment zip codes throughout the remainder of the City of Los Angeles. For more information contact:

Harbor Worksource Center
1851 N. Gaffey Street, Suite F
San Pedro, CA 90731

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