LAWA Employment

LAWA Human Resources



LAWA Benefits

The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles. The department has its own revenue sources, which allows it to provide increased job security and a variety of additional benefits and opportunities to its employees.

Specialized Training Opportunities : Specialized training is offered to employees through career enhancement and skill building courses presented by outside vendors and subject matter specialists.

Rideshare Program: With its own fleet of vans, LAWA provides vanpool benefits, and carpool incentives to its employees. Bus subsidies are also available. Work site parking is provided free to all employees.

Employee Recognition Program: Selected employees are honored for their outstanding contributions to the effective operations of the airports.

Service Pin Award Program: All LAWA employees who receive their 10, 15, 20, 25+-year City career service pin award enjoy a special awards luncheon and presentation.

Perfect Attendance Award Program: Special recognition is given to all LAWA employees that maintain perfect attendance throughout the year.

Suggestion Award Program: LAWA employees may offer their suggestions and ideas for department process and procedure improvements. Employees are awarded if their ideas are implemented.

Wellness Program: A variety of health fairs and seminars provide employees the opportunity to receive free health evaluations and medical information.

Association of Airport Employees (AAE): AAE offers LAWA employees discount tickets to amusement parks, movie theaters, and local events. Activities include an annual employee picnic, a children's Christmas party, fishing trips, and much more.

Challenging Careers

Most positions at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) are filled through the civil service examination process conducted by the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department.

Personnel Department

City of Los Angeles
700 E. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
To find out if applications are being accepted for the job(s) in which you are interested, call the City's

24-hour Job Line

(213) 473-9311
or log into the City's world wide web site


LAWA may fill vacant positions directly by appointment from a civil service eligible list or by transfers from other City departments.
LAWA also has a number of exempt positions, which may be filled directly by application to Los Angeles World Airports.

Los Angeles World Airports

Human Resources Services
7301 World Way West, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel. (424) 646-5900

City of Los Angeles Benefits  

Salary Plan: For most positions, the City has a five-step salary range. Other annual salary adjustments are determined by collective bargaining between employee organizations and the City. Employees may earn a salary bonus for working in positions that are assigned a night shift.

Paid Vacations

  • Two weeks after one year
  • Three weeks after five years
  • Additional increases after thirteen years
  • An employee may accumulate vacation time equivalent to two annual vacation periods

Sick Leave and Disability: Employees are provided generous sick leave for illness and injury. Employees are covered by a disability insurance plan and have the option to purchase supplemental coverage.


Health and Dental Plans: The City provides a variety of health and dental plans, including managed care programs, along with a plan providing for a reimbursement option if you wish to choose your own doctor or dentist. All of these plans will cover most individual medical expenses. Dependents can be covered on dental plans at an employee's expense.


Deferred Compensation: This plan is offered as a supplement to retirement benefits. Employees participating in this plan voluntarily defer a portion of their salary to help them prepare for financial independence when they retire and, at the same time, lower their income taxes. Deferred Compensation funds are not subject to state and federal income taxes until the funds are withdrawn, usually at retirement. Contributions remain in the plan until the employee separates from City service.


Retirement: The City provides an excellent, independent retirement plan to which both the employee and the City contribute. The employee's contribution of 6% is tax deferred and paid through payroll deduction. Medicare deductions of 1.45% are withheld for all employees.

If you choose to leave City employment before qualifying for a retirement allowance, your contributions, plus earned interest, will be refunded.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.


LAWA Special Employment Programs  


Vocational Worker Program: Vocational Workers provide a variety of services in the Construction and Maintenance Division. After a two-year probationary training period, qualified employees have the opportunity to transition to a regular full-time position with the department. Variety, Challenge, Progression and Career Satisfaction with Los Angeles World Airports.

Jobs may require work experience and/or education

Building Operation and Maintenance
Air Conditioning Mechanic
Building Operating Engineer
Custodial Services Attendant
Elevator Mechanic
Elevator Mechanic Helper
Maintenance Laborer
Vocational Worker *
Window Cleaner

Building Trades
Building Repairer
Communications Electrician
Maintenance and Construction Helper
Traffic Painter and Sign Poster

Craft Helper 
Electrical Craft Helper
Garage Attendant
Mechanical Helper

Construction Equipment Service Worker
Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Mechanical Repairer
Sign Painter

Vehicle Operation 
Bus Operator
Equipment Operator
Heavy Duty Truck Operator

Gardener Caretaker

Accounting Clerk
Airport Guide*
Clerk Typist
Clerk Typist Part-time*
Communications Operator

Professional, Administrative and Scientific 
Airport Operations Coordinator
City Planning Associate
Environmental Specialist
Financial Analyst
Financial Manager
Management Assistant/Analyst
Senior/Chief Management Analyst
Student Professional Worker *
Student Worker *

Professional Engineer 
Civil Engineering Associate
Communications Engineering Associate
Safety Engineering Associate

Real Estate/Inspection
Construction Inspector
Real Estate Officer

Computer Systems 
Computer Operator
Programmer Analyst
Systems Analyst
Systems Programmer

Airport Police Officer
Airport Safety Officer
Security Officer
* Exempt positions

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Career Opportunities  
Full-time and part-time passenger and baggage security screening positions at Los Angeles International Airport and Ontario International Airport are currently available with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. government. If you would like more information about these positions or are interested in applying for a TSA job, please rel="noopener noreferrer" contact:

On-line at

Call toll-free 1-877-631-JOBS (5627)

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