Application Process


If you are interested in a public service career with the City of Huntsville, please check the list of job openings for current career vacancies or check the list of promotional opportunities for current employees. If you possess the minimum requirements as indicated on the individual job announcement, you can apply for the position.

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


  1. If you have not yet created an account, click on create your account.
  2. 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 p.m. CST on the closing date.
  3. You will have an opportunity to attach or include a resume with your online application, but resumes alone are not accepted.
  4. All final candidates must submit to a criminal background check.
  5. 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.
  6. Applicants may be required to have specific licenses, permits, or certifications as a condition of employment.
  7. 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 login and add your new information.


If you are interested in a position that is not currently advertised, please complete an online job interest card.

RELATED LINKS:  Benefits and Compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity, Fire and Police Careers