Jobs – FAQs
Notice of Vacancies
Where does the City of Huntsville announce its job 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
How do I apply for employment with the City of Huntsville?
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.
Deadline to Apply
Is there an application deadline?
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.
Do I have to submit an online employment application?
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
How and when can I update my online employment 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.
How long does it take to fill a job vacancy?
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.
Who will conduct the interview?
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.