Selection Process

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How to Apply for a Position in the City of Decatur

Selection Process

The City of Decatur posts job vacancies as soon as we are aware of the opening. Job opportunities are normally posted on the City’s website and other outside sources as the need arises. 

The City of Decatur now has the capability to apply for positions online!  Upon receiving the online application, the Personnel Specialist reviews the applications for minimum qualifications and skill sets that are pertinent to the department's needs. 

If the application matches the department's needs, either the Personnel Specialist or a representative of the hiring department will contact the candidate directly to coordinate interviews according to the department's availability. Background checks, motor vehicle record checks, work history check, and a pre-employment physical and drug screen are required as a part of the selection process. Public Safety positions require additional assessments, which are coordinated by the department after successful results of the interview process. 

If a candidate successfully completes all parts of the selection process, the Personnel Specialist or a representative of the hiring department will contact the candidate for a formal job offer. 

Please note: applicants will receive status of their application via e-mail.  In addition, failure to complete detailed information (i.e. job responsibilities, employment dates, salary information, employer history, background history information, etc.) may result in an applicant not being considered for possible job opportunities.

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