looking for a job?

The City of Los Angeles has over 1,200 job classes in many fields. Type a keyword in the following search bar for a specific job or select the "View All Open Jobs" button to see all open jobs. You can also select the job category buttons to see if any of our current job openings are right for you.

Jobs open to Current civil service employees

Jobs open to all

IS THE JOB YOU'RE LOOKING FOR NOT LISTED? Are you looking for information about a closed job?

To see past bulletins of a job that is not currently open and subscribe for email notifications for when it does open, select the following button:

Past job bulletins
*excludes exempt, internal transfer and volunteer opportunities

why work for the city of la?

Los Angeles is the nation's second largest city. Our City employees take pride in serving the community and enhancing the lives of others. As an employer of such a large and diverse workforce, the City of Los Angeles prioritizes its employees and offers many benefits.

Start Your Career in 5 Steps

step 1

find a job opening

Find current job opportunities on the Job Openings page. Search for jobs by keyword, job type, or department.

Note: Promotional Civil Service and Transfer Civil Service jobs are only available to current City employees.

Don't see a job that interests you? Use Job Match to find other career opportunities and to request an email notification for when applications are being accepted.

Screenshot of jobs opening page displaying a list of open jobs.
step 2

Apply for a Job

Apply for Civil Service jobs online at governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity.
Read “Tips for applying” for more information.

Interested in an internship, exempt, emergency appointment, or executive position? Read the job announcement for specific instructions on how to apply and who to contact for more information about the position!

Go to gov jobs
A screenshot of a jobs application page on governmentjobs.com.
step 3

exam process

Civil Service jobs require each applicant to pass a civil service examination. Details about the type of exam(s) you will need to complete are listed on the job bulletin.

For internships, exempt, emergency appointment, and executive positions, the hiring department will notify selected applicants on their next steps of the process. For more information, contact the person listed on the job announcement.

testing faqs
A screenshot of the Selection Process portion of the job application.
step 4

Selection Process

Once you pass the Civil Service exam(s), your name will be added to an eligible list. Departments looking to fill a position will invite candidates to interview for the opportunity. Your invitation to interview will be sent via email.

For internships, exempt, emergency appointment, and executive positions, the hiring department may contact applicants via email or by phone.

go to eligibility list
"Your Name" is picked from a list of names and is about to be put in an envelope to be sent.
step 5

job offer

Once a candidate has been selected, the hiring department will extend the candidate either a conditional or official job offer!

Conditional Job Offer:
If you accept a job offer, you may need to provide additional information to the department and pass a background check and medical examination.

Official Job Offer:
Once you pass the background check and medical exam, you will receive an official job offer and an email discussing your start date, hours, parking and other details.

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find your
job match!

Don't know what jobs you can get in the City? We'll match you to jobs based off of your interests, education, training, and experience

start job match

what are your interests?

The more interests you select, the more job options you'll see!
use the navigation buttons to go back and forth.
Interests

what education & training have you completed

Choose all that apply. Selecting the following will limit your search results to job classes that may require this level of education.
Education

What Kind of Work Experience Have you had?

Choose all that apply. Selecting the following will limit your search results to job classes that may require this experience.
Experience

entry-level
Position information

Interested in a particular position? Search to find out exam information, class specification, job analysis, and career ladders for entry-level positions you're interested in! For your convenience, here is a list of all possible entry-level civil service City positions.