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Allow your career to take flight with Los Angeles World Airports.

LAX is a major travel hub which provides its employees both economic and cultural growth opportunities. This rich environment offers many personal and job-related challenges and growth opportunities. As LAWA grows and expands, so do the opportunities to be a part of the growth for employees.
Linda (Lindi) Willhite,
Management Assistant/HR Liaison Analyst

The majority of positions at LAWA are filled through the civil service examination process, which is conducted by the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department. However, some positions are exempt from that process and may be applied to directly. LAWA has the following departments and occupations:

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
  • Carpenter
  • Communications Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Maintenance and Construction Helper
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Traffic Painter and Sign Poster
Craft Helper
  • Electrical Craft Helper
  • Garage Attendant
  • Mechanical Helper
Shop
  • Construction Equipment Service Worker
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Mechanical Repairer
  • Sign Painter
Vehicle Operation
  • Bus Operator
  • Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Duty Truck Operator
  • Gardener Caretaker
Office
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Clerk
  • Clerk Typist
  • Clerk Typist Part-time
  • Communications Operator
  • Secretary
  • Storekeeperr
Professional, Administrative and Scientific
  • Accountant
  • Airport Operations Coordinator
  • Auditor
  • Buyer
  • City Planning Associate
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Assistant/Analyst
  • Senior/Chief Management Analyst
  • Student Professional Worker
  • Student Worker
Professional Engineer
  • Bus Operator
  • 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 Programmerr
Safety/Security
  • Airport Safety Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Special Officer

LAWA also offers a vocational worker program through the construction and maintenance division. Employees in the program work a two-year probationary training period and then have the chance to transition to a regular full-time position within the department.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration also employs a number of people at LAWA, including full-time and part-time passenger and baggage security screeners at Los Angeles International Airport.