Jobs – FAQs
Notice of Vacancies
The City of Huntsville posts job vacancy announcements on its website – huntsvilleal.gov. The City also posts job vacancy announcements in its Human Resources office located at 308 Fountain Circle. Job vacancy announcements are mailed to various local businesses, colleges, state employment services, civic groups and organizations. The City also posts job vacancy announcements on the local government access channel – HSVTV. In addition, the City has a 24-hour job line recording at 256.427.6751.
How to Apply
The City of Huntsville only accepts online employment applications for job vacancies. In order to apply online, you must set up an account with a username, password and email address. Please keep your username and password for your future reference. Once your account is established, an online employment application can be created and submitted for available positions with the City. An online employment application must be submitted for each available position for which you desire to apply. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a City online employment application. Online employment applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. on the closing date of the job vacancy announcement. The City of Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
You will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, phone number and etc. Also, you will need to provide information about your education, employment history, references (at least three) and etc. An email address is also required.
If you desire to be notified when a position in which you are interested becomes available, please go to the “Job Specification“ link. Click on the interested position title. Then click the “Email me when jobs like this become available” link and complete the online Job Interest Card.
Resumes and paper applications will not be accepted by fax, email and/or postal service. Please apply online in order to be considered for available positions with the City of Huntsville.
You may attach multiple documents to the application. Preferably, documents should be in Word (doc) or Adobe (pdf) format and must be no larger than 1MB. You may also cut and paste or type text into the “Resume” field of the online employment application.
Human Resources is committed to assisting individuals with the online employment application process. If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources at 256.427.5240 or you may visit our office located at 308 Fountain Circle.
Deadline to Apply
The closing date for a particular position will be listed on the position vacancy announcement as posted on the City’s website. Applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. on the specified closing date for the vacant position. Once the position closes, the vacancy announcement will be removed from the website and applications will no longer be accepted. Some position vacancy announcements are listed as “Continuous” under the closing date. The position vacancy announcements will remain open until filled.
Once a closing date has passed, no employment application will be accepted or considered.
Everyone is required to submit an online employment application for available positions with the City. Required information on the online employment application is denoted with an asterisk (*). The more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications. Incomplete employment applications may be rejected.
Change or Check an Application
You can make changes to your online employment application at any time before it is submitted. Once you submit your online employment application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to your submitted online employment application. Also, you may make changes before submitting your online employment application for any new available position in which you are interested.
Please go to www.governmentjobs.com and click on the “Career Seeker” tab. Then enter your username and password. Click on “Application Status” and you will see the list of positions in which you have applied and the status of each application.
There are many factors which can affect how long it takes to fill a position with the City of Huntsville, for example: background checks, the hiring department’s schedule, drug screening or etc. However, it can generally take between 4 and 6 weeks after the closing date to fill a position.
A representative from the hiring department or division will contact selected individuals for an interview and also conduct the actual interview. Also, in most cases, the hiring department or division will make an offer of employment.