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 (up to 28 hours 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 parts 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) Academic Training, Professional Experience, and/or Performance Evaluations

(2) Written Exam to include Essay or Multiple Choice Format questions 

(3) Qualification Appraisal Interview – Oral Test with a panel of subject matter experts

(4) Performance Test

(5) Skills Test - Computer Assessment, Tools, etc. 

Test parts are determined by the number of qualified applications received for a specific recruitment. Please read the job bulletin carefully, as it will contain important information regarding the selection process. From the designated test parts, the applicants’ scores are tabulated and placed in ranking order on an Eligibility List. Eligibility lists are used for hiring and 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.
 Faxed applications are not accepted. Completed applications can be emailed to 

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 28 hours per week and less than 1000 hours between July 1st and June 30th of each year. Part-Time positions are not classified as civil service. These assignments are based on operational needs and are at-will.