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Career with us.

Thank you for considering Los Angeles County Public Works as your employer of choice.

As the largest municipal Public Works agency in the United States, joining our team means helping us provide world-class services to serve the people of Los Angeles.

As a member of our team, you will work on an array of projects ranging from transportation, construction management, water systems, public buildings, and parks. LA County Public Works is a progressive organization with opportunities for engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, environmental scientists, and architects, as well as professional, clerical, and skilled crafts. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other skilled professionals and make a meaningful impact that uplifts the quality of life for our communities.

Public Works is committed to saving lives and property by building, designing, maintaining, and operating our modern infrastructure.

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Los Angeles Ranked #1 Best Place to be a Civil Engineer

American Society of Civil Engineers 2023 List of Best Places to be a Civil Engineer.


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We have job opportunities for a range of roles, spanning from entry-level positions to licensed professionals and executives.
We offer programs like Mentoring and Rotation to assist Civil Engineers with professional development.

Benefits

Los Angeles County offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation.

  • Comprehensive health coverage
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plan(s) – County matches contributions of up to 4%
  • Paid holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional License Reimbursement

Enhanced benefits are available for certain job classifications.

4/40 workweeks, Telework – where appropriate – along with other flexible work arrangements, help build a healthy work-life balance.

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Protected Leaves

  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • California Family Rights Act
  • Pregnancy Disability Leave

Public Service that matters

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We go further together as a team.

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We provide services that create a better quality of life for our communities.

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Here at Public Works, we understand the importance of community connection.

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At Public Works, we champion a culture centered on merit.

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Proudly part of a dynamic team shaping a brighter future in public service.

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Fostering a workplace where balance isn’t just valued, it’s celebrated.

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Student Careers

Explore the opportunities LA County has for all college students. We welcome students currently attending high school or college/university. We will meet you wherever you are in your journey.

Diversity

We understand the importance of working with a dynamic and diverse group of individuals. That’s why we prioritize inclusivity at Public Works.

Once you are part of the team you can join one of our many affinity groups:

  • The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects, California (AAAEA-CA)
  • African American Engineers and Professional Employees Association (AAEPEA)
  • Public Works Armenian-American Employees Committee
  • Public Works Latino Heritage Group
  • Filipino-American Public Works Employees Association (FAPWEA)
  • The Black History Committee (BHC)
  • Public Works Iranian-American Committee
  • Southeast Asian Cultural Committee
  • Public Works Women’s Leadership Council
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Time Off with Pay

  • 2 to 5 weeks of vacation leave per year depending on years of service
  • 10 to 12 days per year of sick leave per year depending on years of service
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Leave

Other Benefits

We offer multiple work locations based on work needs.

  • The 4-day (4/40) workweek is standard for most assignments at Public Works headquarters building
  • Field facilities offer 4/40, 9/80 or Monday through Friday (5/40) work schedules
  • PW’s Engineering Assistants Forum – Check out their brochure here!
  • Employee sports, including Softball and Basketball Leagues, Dragon Boat, Tennis, and Badminton.

Public Works headquarters building offers:

  • On-site courses such as a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program
  • Health/fitness center
  • Cafeteria
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Free parking
  • Rideshare programs (vanpool/carpool)
  • Nearby Department sponsored childcare center
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