Application Tips

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Inglewood. 

The City of Inglewood’s Human Resources Department only recruits for positions within the City organization. The City is not affiliated with any other governmental agency or entity. You may apply for a particular job only when there is a job announcement for a vacancy being advertised. If the position that you are interested in is not currently being advertised, you may complete an interest card to be notified when the position does become available. 

There are three categories of employment opportunities that the City offers. These include the following: 
     (1) Part-Time (less than 20 hour per week), 
     (2) Temporary (Short- and Long-Term Assignments) 
     (3) Full-Time Assignments 

To become a full-time permanent employee within the organization, you must compete in a competitive selection process. The selection process usually consists of various test components such as a Written, Oral, or Skills Assessment to evaluate an applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as it relates to the position and/or job classification. 

To apply for an open position, a separate application must be submitted for each different position. It is recommended that applicants keep a copy of the application prior to submitting it to the Human Resources Department. 


For all permanent full-time employment opportunities, the City will conduct a competitive examination process. The selection process may consist of one or more of the following test components: 

     (1) Written Exam to include Essay or Multiple Choice Format questions 
     (2) Qualification Appraisal Interview – Oral Test 
     (3) Performance/Skills Test 
     (4) One-Year Probationary Period 

Each job announcement will outline which test method will be used for that particular recruitment. Please read the job bulletin carefully, as it will contain important information regarding the selection process. 

From the designated test component, the applicants’ scores are tabulated and placed in ranking order on an Eligibility List. Eligibility lists are valid for one year unless otherwise noted on the job announcement. 

The hiring department receives the top three ranks of eligible applicants based on their examination scores to interview for the open vacancy. Hiring managers are encouraged to make a selection based on characteristics that best meet their desired expectations, as well as the applicant whose personality best fit within the department. 

For more information, please see 
Personnel Frequently Asked Questions 


To apply for a position, you must complete an official City of Inglewood application using blue or black ink and submit it to the Human Resources Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on the deadline to apply date. If there is no deadline to apply, applicants should submit their application as soon as possible. Positions without a deadline to apply date may close at anytime with or without advance notice. 

Resumes are accepted and encouraged but not in lieu of any part of the City’s official application. To download an application, please 
click here. Faxed applications are not accepted. 

All applicants will receive notification whether their application is accepted or rejected once the position has closed and all applications have been screened. 

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who receive a passing score on an open competitive examination are entitled to have five (5) points added to their final score. To claim preference points, qualifying applicants must submit a copy of their DD 214 by the final closing date. 

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1986, must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation. 

The City of Inglewood is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer complying with the law that forbids discrimination and ensures that everyone is provided equal employment opportunities regardless of Race, Color, Disability, Sex, Religion, Age, or National Origin. 


In addition to full-time permanent appointments, the City often has a number of temporary (short- and long-term) and part-time assignments. 

Part-Time employees may work up to 20 hours per week OR less than 52 weeks per year AND are not classified as civil service. These assignments are based on operational needs and are at-will. 

For PART-TIME Opportunities: 
click here 


The City participates in the Summer Youth Employment Program through the South Bay Workforce Investment Board. Interested youth between the ages of 14 and 21 that live in Lawndale, El Segundo, Hawthorne, or Inglewood should contact: 

South Bay One-Stop Youth Services
11633 Hawthorne Boulevard Ste. 400
Hawthorne, California 90250
Phone: (310) 219-2624