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Careers in Local Government - Career Growth

Make a Difference in the Community of Torrance

There are several ways to enter the world of Local Government



Various departments offer paid and/or unpaid internships that will get you acquainted with the type of careers offered in local government and the exciting work being done. Internships are offered throughout the year and often times offer the schedules and flexibility needed for students.




Many departments have part-time and seasonal work available that will give students the work experience needed to qualify for regular or full time positions with the City. This is also another great way to familiarize you with local government and begin making a difference.




There are opportunities to volunteer in a variety of ways at many local agencies. This not only gives you exposure to local government, it gives you valuable experience needed to launch your career. Volunteers touch a community in many ways and open avenues for better communication between city government and its residents. Today, more than ever, communities rely on the willingness of citizens to work together to enhance public services. In the City of Torrance, volunteers enrich the community every day by giving the time of their lives.


Take a look at the variety of career ladders available at the City of Torrance.

Accounting Series

Administrative (Clerical) Series

Communication (Telecommunication) Series

Communication (Wireless) Series

Electrical Series

Engineering Series

Environmental Quality Series

Facilities Services Custodial Series

Facilities Services Maintenance Series

Fire (Sworn) Series

Fire Prevention Series

Fleet Services Series

Forensic Series

Grounds/Landscape Series

Human Resources Series

Information Technology Series

Inspection Series

Juvenile Diversion Series

Legal Adminstrative Series

Library Series

Police Operation Series

Police (Sworn) Series

Public Safety Communications Series

Purchasing Series

Recreation Series

Sanitation Series

Street Operations/Airport Series

Street Operations/Traffic Series

Transit Series

Water Service Series

Workers' Compensation Series