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Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team

Port of Long Beach employees

Our work is exciting and challenging. The Port of Long Beach is a leader in international maritime commerce and a pioneer in environmental stewardship.

Under the direction of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, more than 475 employees manage the Port through 17 divisions:

  • Communications and Community Relations
  • Construction Management
  • Design
  • Environmental Planning 
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Government Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Information Management
  • Maintenance
  • Master Planning
  • Program Management 
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Management
  • Security
  • Trade Development
  • Transportation Planning 

Harbor Patrol officersOur mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by serving as a world leader in international goods movement, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity. Our workers make Long Beach and Southern California a better place to live and work.

If you want a job that matters, we are looking for talented, energetic and dedicated individuals to join our team.


Civil Service Openings
The Port of Long Beach hires most employees through the Civil Service employment process administered by the City of Long Beach Civil Service Department. Click here to be redirected to their site.

Non-Civil Service Job Openings
These positions are Unclassified (Non-Civil Service) for which the Port is currently recruiting. Click here for a list of openings.

Current Executive Leadership Openings
These At-Will positions are part of our executive leadership team.

  • Executive Director
    The Port of Long Beach is seeking an outstanding professional for the role of Executive Director. Click here.
  • Chief Financial Officer
    The Port is seeking a well-rounded and results-oriented professional to serve as the Chief Financial Officer. Click here.
  • Director of Construction Management
    The Port of Long Beach is seeking a well-seasoned visionary leader to serve as the Director of Construction Management. Click here.
  • Director of Information Management
    The Port is seeking a seasoned Director of Information Management to join our senior management team. Click here.
  • Assistant Director, Security Support
    The Port of Long Beach is seeking a seasoned executive level professional to serve as the Assistant Director, Security Support. Click here.

Upcoming Openings
The Port of Long Beach accepts applications only for positions that are currently open for filing. Job opportunity information is updated as positions become available. Please check our site regularly to find out the status of the recruitment. Click here for a list of anticipated openings.

The Port of Long Beach accepts applications only for positions that are currently open for filing. Job opportunity information is updated as positions become available. Please check our site regularly to find out the status of the recruitment.

Promotional/Transfer Job Opportunities
The positions listed on this site are open only to current Port and City of Long Beach employees with Civil Service status. If you apply for a position listed below and do not work for the Port or the City of Long Beach, your application will not be considered.

It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience that you possess. Applications that clearly do not meet the minimum requirements or that are incomplete will be rejected.

The Port of Long Beach does not retain unsolicited resumes or applications that are not intended to apply for a specific position currently open for recruitment.

More Job Resources
Many jobs at the Port of Long Beach are filled by terminal operators, shipping companies and other firms that do business here. For information on these types of positions and on training programs, go to our Job Resources page.

Internship Opportunities
The Port of Long Beach's internship program is open to college undergraduate and graduate students and offers hands-on experience for those interested in careers in a variety of fields.

Hire Long Beach
Partnering with agencies in Lomita, Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill, Torrance, Wilmington and the Harbor City area, Hire Long Beach provides services for both job seekers and businesses.

Their Annual Report tells you about their partners, their customers and lives that have been changed, as well as the numbers served during these tough economic times. The electronic version of the Annual Report and the Little Book of Numbers are online for your review. Please allow a moment for them to open.

Hard copies are available. To request copies at no cost, email workforce.dev@longbeach.gov.

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