Each year, the Civil Service Department accepts thousands of applications for City of Long Beach jobs and administers various examinations for different jobs, such as written, writing, and performance exams, and appraisal interviews and training and experience evaluations. At the end of each testing process, a list of eligible candidates is created and City departments hire people for jobs from these eligible lists. In addition, the Civil Service Department serves as the support staff for the Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Curry, who started as a Seasonal Maintenance Assistant and is now a retired Refused Operator III from Public Works. Mr. Curry takes with him 34 years and 6 months of service.
Mr. Foutris started as a Crossing Guard for the City and is now a retired Refuse Operator II from Public Works. He takes with him 33 years and 5 months of service.