Economic Infrastructure Associate Director


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Norma Challita

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Economic Infrastructure Associate Director, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

 Position Description:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Economic Infrastructure, the Economic Infrastructure Associate Director will be a supporting liaison to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Port of Los Angeles (POLA).


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitors relevant government and community meetings, such as LAWA and POLA commission meetings, issue/regional-specific committees, and other pertinent government bodies. Represent the Mayor’s office in the meetings, as appropriate.
  • Communicate regularly with department staff regarding issues of importance.
  • Drafts briefing papers, talking points, and provides on-site staffing for meetings/events the Mayor and Deputy Mayor attend for policy areas related to the role.
  • Handles high-priority, sensitive, and/or confidential issues, working with the appropriate staff and agencies to shepherd through to resolution.
  • Authors policy memos regarding pertinent policy topics related to airport and port issues, as they arise.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of economic development, public policy, and/or port and airport-related issues with at least two years of responsible project management experience.
  • Undergraduate degree, ideally in political science, public policy, business, economics, or closely related field.
  • Advanced degree a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to understand complex issues from various stakeholder perspectives to succinctly communicate them to the Mayor’s office, and provide recommendations on potential action, as appropriate. Interaction with department executives and offices of elected officials and government agencies is expected, so the candidate must be able to communicate professionally and effectively.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at 

How to apply

Contact: Norma Chalita, Mayor's Office of Economic Development