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Frequently Asked Questions

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Torrance Cares. We know these are challenging times for our employees and it is important to us that you know we are here for you. While our Human Resources building is currently closed to the public for unscheduled walk-ins, please know your request is important to us and we are happy to schedule an appointment for our employees’ urgent needs. Closing our building was a very difficult decision, but it was necessary to protect everyone's health. Although there is limited staff available, our Human Resources staff will continue to diligently work to answer your questions. We thank you for your patience as we navigate through these unprecedented times to offer you the best resources possible. 

 Inquiries related to Benefits can be best assisted by emailing Doreka Patterson at Dpatterson@TorranceCA.Gov or calling 310-618-2963

Inquiries related to Testing and Recruitment can be best assisted by emailing Jobinfo@TorranceCA.Gov or calling 310-618-2915

For the Human Resources Main Line or Civil Service, call 310-618-2960

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • After I finish taking all these tests, then what?

  • Can I apply for a position before the application submission date?

  • Can I apply for another position I am interested in that is not currently open?

  • Can I submit a resume instead of an application?

  • Do I need to submit a new application for each position I apply to?

  • How do I access the online application?

  • How long before the online application times out?

  • How long does all this take?

  • How long will it take for me to get the results of a test I took?

  • How many jobs can I apply to?

  • How will I be notified if I qualify for the examination process?

  • How will I know if my online application was submitted properly?

  • I don't have a driver's license. Can I still apply for the position?

  • I have a criminal record. Can I still apply for a position?

  • I have been invited to the examination process, but I can't make it. Can I re-schedule?

  • Is the supplemental questionnaire required at the time of application?

  • Is there a deadline date to apply for a position?

  • Once I have submitted my application, how long will it take to hear back from the City?

  • This sure seems like a lot of rules.

  • What does the examination process include?

  • What happens after I submit my application?

  • What if I require testing accomidation for the position?

  • What should I do if I have a change of address or phone number?

  • What type of interview will be conducted?

  • Where can I obtain a job application?

  • Where can I obtain information about employment opportunities with the City of Torrance?

  • Where do I find and complete an interest card?

  • Will I be able to print my application after submitting?

  • Will I be able to save my online application and return to complete it later?