Recruiting Process

Employment Guidelines

Before applying for a position with the City of Decatur, please review these guidelines:

  • The City accepts only completed applications and only when a specific employment notice of a job vacancy is posted.
  • You may submit a resume in addition to your application, however, resumes cannot be used as a substitute for a completed application.
  • All positions are open until filled. This means that the hiring manager can choose to stop the collection of applications at the point that he/she is ready to begin the interview process. If no candidates are selected, the position may be posted again.
  • If you wish to be considered for future positions, you must submit a new application for each position.
  • The City of Decatur is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Process

All candidates MUST complete a City of Decatur Employment Application. Applications can be downloaded below or picked up at City Hall.

Downloadable application: City of Decatur Employment Application

Return the completed application to Mary Ann Henline through one of the following methods:

Once we have received your application, it is forwarded to the hiring manager, who will screen the applicants.
The hiring manager will, then, begin to contact applicants for an interview.
Each applicant called in will interview with the hiring manager, supervisor(s), and Human Resources.
Candidates who have been selected will, typically, be notified by phone. Candidates who are not selected will be notified by email or letter.
Selection files and all applications are kept for 6 months.