Civilian Employment Opportunities

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) employs over 3,500 civilian employees in a variety of administrative, technical, scientific and administrative support functions. The civilian employees of the LAPD work together with the sworn officers in meeting the community’s law enforcement and public safety needs.

There are over 150 different Civilian Job Classifications within the LAPD. Civilian employees are responsible for performing such duties as: answering 911 emergency calls; staffing front desks in community police stations; collecting and analyzing evidence from crime scenes; supervising the Department’s jails; assisting in surveillance; collecting and identifying fingerprints; providing information to officers in the field; maintaining the Department’s records; and preparing and administering the Department’s budget. In addition to opportunities within the LAPD, depending upon an employee’s classification and experience, civilian employees may also apply for positions within other City departments.

All civilian employees are hired through the Civil Service process for the City of Los Angeles. All positions require that applicants file for, take and pass an examination for a specific classification. For a list of open positions, contact the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department at 213-473-9311, or call the 24 Hour Job Hotline at 213-473-9310. Further information may be obtained on the Personnel Department’s Job Opportunities Web Page.

Civilian Job Classifications

The list below includes all possible civilian positions within the LAPD. For a list of open positions, please contact the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department at 213-473-9311, 24 Hour Job Hotline 213-473-9310, or visit the Personnel Department’s Job Opportunities Web Page.

Job Title

0600- Executive Director Police Commission
0601- Inspector General
0602-2 Special investigator II
0603- Assistant inspector General
1116- Secretary
1117-2 Executive Administrative Assistant II
1117-3 Executive Administrative Assistant III
1121-1 Delivery Driver I
1129- Personnel Records Supervisor
1141- Clerk
1152-1 Principal Clerk Police I
1152-2 Principal Clerk Police II
1157-1 Fingerprint Identification Expert I
1157-2 Fingerprint Identification Expert II
1157-3 Fingerprint Identification Expert III
1158-1 Principal Fingerprint Expert I
1158-2 Principal Fingerprint Expert II
1170-2 Payroll Supervisor II
1223-1 Accounting Clerk I
1223-2 Accounting Clerk II
1249- Chief Clerk Police
1326- Hearing Reporter
1358- Clerk Typist
1368- Senior Clerk Typist
1409-1 Information Systems Manager I
1431-3 Programmer Analyst III
1431-4 Programmer Analyst IV
1431-5 Programmer Analyst V
1470- Data Base Architect
1508- Management Aide
1513-2 Accountant II
1517-1 Auditor I
1518- Senior Auditor
1523-2 Senior Accountant II
1525-2 Principal Accountant II
1555-1 Fiscal Systems Specialist I
1555-2 Fiscal Systems Specialist II
1593-3 Departmental Chief Accountant III
1596-2 Systems Analyst II
1597-1 Senior Systems Analyst I
1597-2 Senior Systems Analyst II
1599- Systems Aide
1627-3 Police Performance Auditor III
1627-4 Police Performance Auditor IV
1670-2 Graphics Designer II
1731-1 Personnel Analyst I
1731-2 Personnel Analyst II
1764-1 Background Investigator I
1764-2 Background Investigator II

1779-2 Operations and Statistical Research Analyst II
1786- Principal Public Relations Specialist
1793-1 Photographer I
1793-3 Photographer III
1795-1 Senior Photographer I
1795-2 Senior Photographer II
1800-1 Public Information Director I
1800-2 Public Information Director II
1832-2 Warehouse and Tool Room Worker II
1835-2 Storekeeper II
1837- Senior Storekeeper
1839- Principal Storekeeper
2200-3 Forensic Print Specialist III
2200-4 Forensic Print Specialist IV
2201- Senior Forensic Print Specialist
2203- Principal Forensic Print Specialist
2207-2 Police Service Representative II
2207-3 Police Service Representative III
2208- Academy Trainee
2209-1 Senior Police Service Representative
2209-2 Senior Police Service Representative II
2210- Community Police Aide
2233- Firearm Examiner
2234-1 Criminalist I
2234-2 Criminalist II
2234-3 Criminalist III
2235- Supervising Criminalist
2236-1 Crime and Intelligence Analyst I
2236-2 Crime and Intelligence Analyst II
2237-1 Chief Forensic Chemist I
2237-2 Chief Forensic Chemist II
2240-2 Polygraph Examiner II
2240-3 Polygraph Examiner III
2240-4 Polygraph Examiner IV
2241- Senior Crime & Intelligence Analyst
2323- Nutritionist
2382-1 Police Psychologist I
2382-2 Police Psychologist II
2383- Director of Police Training & Education
2384- Chief Police Psychologist
3112- Maintenance Laborer
3115- Maintenance and Construction Helper
3141- Gardener Caretaker
3145- Park Maintenance Supervisor
3156- Custodial Attendant
3162-1 Reprographics Operator I
3181- Security Officer
3207- Property Officer
3209- Senior Property Officer
3210- Principal Property Officer
3211- Detention Officer
3212- Senior Detention Officer
3215- Principal Detention Officer
3229-2 Examiner of Questioned Documents II
3231- Senior Examiner of Questioned Documents
3338- Building Repair Supervisor
3343- Cabinet Maker
3423- Painter
3443- Plumber
3531- Garage Attendant
3595-1 Automotive Dispatcher I
3595-2 Automotive Dispatcher II
3686 Communications Electrician
3687-1 Police Surveillance Specialist I
3687-2 Police Surveillance Specialist II
3704-5 Auto Body Repairer
3706-1 Auto Body Repair Supervisor I
3706-2 Auto Body Repair Supervisor II
3707-5 Auto Electrician
3711-5 Equipment Mechanic
3712-5 Senior Equipment Mechanic
3714- Automotive Supervisor
3718- General Automotive Supervisor
3721-5 Auto Painter
3722-1 Director Police Transportation I
3722-2 Director Police Transportation II
3723-5 Upholsterer
3773-1 Mechanical Repairer I
3796- Welder
3799- Electrical Craft helper
4322- Equine Keeper
6147- Audio Visual Technician
7213- Geographic Info Systems Specialist
7214-1 Geographic Information Systems Supervisor I
7607-2 Communications Engineer Associate II
7610- Communications Engineer
7854-1 Laboratory Technician I
7854-2 Laboratory Technician II
7922- Architectural Drafting Technician
9167-1 Senior Personnel Analyst I
9167-2 Senior Personnel Analyst II
9171-1 Senior Management Analyst I
9171-2 Senior Management Analyst II
9184-1 Management Analyst I
9184-2 Management Analyst II
9196-1 Police Administrator I
9196-2 Police Administrator II
9196-3 Police Administrator III
9374- Chief Information Officer
9375- Director of Systems
9734-1 Commission Executive Assistant I
9734-2 Commission Executive Assistant II