Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman - Field Deputy

The Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman seeks thoughtful, hard-working, and compassionate team members to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Public policy, legal, planning, and government experience is valued as is public speaking and consensus-building experience. Most important is that you are self-starting, energetic, and dedicated to bringing about positive policy change. 

The City of Los Angeles values diversity, equity and inclusion in its workforce. We encourage any and all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their racial or ethnic background, sex, gender identity or any other protected background.

The Field Deputy will be assigned to one or multiple neighborhoods within the district. They will work closely with the rest of the Field Team and City Hall staff to ensure constituents in the district have their needs met and that district priorities and information about important issues are proactively communicated to constituents.  

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Diligence, high ethical standards, focus, flexibility, a capacity for hard work, and a willingness to work closely with multiple team members.
  • Worked with neighborhood stakeholders to help build consensus around a project or issue, where there were a variety of differing opinions.
  • Worked as a community organizer with responsibility for building grassroots support for an initiative, project, or campaign.
  • Represented an elected official, political candidate, community organization or business to a group of community stakeholders, where it was their responsibility to effectively communicate a public narrative.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and enthusiasm about Councilmember Raman’s policies, priorities and values. 
  • Successfully assisted a member of the community by engaging a government agency to help solve a complex problem.
  • Successfully delivered a project in a challenging setting, with many stakeholders, from start to completion. 
  • Fluency in communicating in Spanish and/or Armenian is a plus.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactively engaging, communicating with, and building relationships with constituents and community groups.
  • Fielding, replying to, and relaying constituent concerns, complaints and ideas to appropriate City Hall staff and City departments to ensure that constituents’ needs are met in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Working with the Communications team to ensure constituents have knowledge of and access to appropriate resources and messaging from the Council office meets the needs of constituents.
  • Identifying and driving neighborhood priorities in accordance with district-wide priorities
  • Working creatively to problem solve on behalf of constituents and identify governmental and nongovernmental solutions to neighborhood concerns.

The position is full-time and exempt from Civil Service. Compensation will be based on experience, and includes excellent benefits. In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.