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City of Huntsville - Employment

Welcome to the City of Huntsville! If you are interested in a public service career with the City of Huntsville, please click the "List of Available Jobs" link below for a listing of current career vacancies. If you possess the minimum requirements as indicated on the individual job announcement, you can apply for the position by clicking on the job title and then the "Apply" link.

Before proceeding with an employment application, please review information below.
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  • List of Available Jobs
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  • Job Specifications
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • You must submit an online application for consideration each time a career vacancy is posted, unless otherwise directed by the career vacancy announcement. All completed applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources Office no later than 6:00 p.m. CST on the closing date.  Also, you will have an opportunity to attach or include a resume with your online application, but resumes alone are not accepted.

    Once you submit your online application, you will not be able to alter it for that particular career vacancy. However, if you have revisions, you may resubmit an updated online application prior to the closing date.

    If you have an online application and would like to update it without applying for a position, or if you would like to create an application without applying for a current vacancy, please click here.

    If you have not yet created an account, click on 'Create Your Account Here!' underneath the login box.

    If you are interested in a position that is not currently being advertised and desire to complete an online Job Interest Card, please click here.

    All final candidates must submit to a criminal background check. Some positions may have certain physical requirements that must be met in order to be considered a qualified candidate, including a pre-employment drug screening test, a physical examination, and a hearing and/or vision test.

    Applicants may be required to have specific licenses, permits, or certifications as a condition of employment.

    Public Safety Positions have special requirements and procedures. Firefighter applicants must pass a written test, a physical abilities test, and a medical exam. In addition, applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or a GED, a valid driver's license, and have a good driving record. Applicants must also have 20-20 vision or eyesight corrected to 20-25, be in good general health, be of good character and reputation, and be free of felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list and positions may be offered as vacancies arise.

    The selection process for Police Officers is an intricate process, the length of which is dependent on the number of applicants involved. The average duration of the process is approximately six months from the date of the physical agility/ability test. The selection process consists of an entrance exam, physical agility/physical abilities test, background investigation, interview board, polygraph examination, psychological examination, medical examination, and drug screening.

    The City of Huntsville's Human Resources Department only accepts applications for posted vacancies. The only exceptions are the positions of Safety Patrol Aide (Part-time), Building Custodian (Part-time), Lifeguard (Part-time), Public Services Worker (Part-time), Fixed Route Driver (Part-time), and Para-Transit Driver (Part-time).

    The City of Huntsville is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    To request a copy of the EEOP Short Form for the City of Huntsville and/or the Huntsville Police Department, please click here.

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