Job Openings

Job Postings:  current job openings.

Note to Applicants

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Athens.

In accordance with city policy, first consideration for job vacancies is given to qualified internal city employees. With the exception of police officer positions, applications from the public are only accepted for specific vacancies that have been advertised with the Alabama State Employment Office and posted in the Human Resources physical location or on the City's website.

All job postings with a specific closing date, applications must be received before the end of closing day to be considered.  If a posting states "Open Until Filled" this means there is not a true closing date and we will accept applications until the Manager instructs us to stop.  

WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR POSTED POSITIONS ONLY.  A properly completed original City of Athens application is required for all posted job openings.  You are welcome to attach a resume with your application but we do not accept a resume in lieu of the City application.  

Applications can be submitted by ONE of the following options:

  • in person at the Human Resources Department located in City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday.
  •  via fax @ 256-233-8726
  • via online via email @  please note: Once you electronically sign the Adobe application it will be submitted electronically to the human resources email listed.  IF SUBMITTED ONLINE WE DO NOT NEED A COPY OR ORIGINAL BROUGHT INTO THE OFFICE.
  • by USPS mail to:   City of Athens  Attn:  HR Dept.  P .O. Box 1089   Athens, AL  35612

Our employment process for each position generally takes from 4 to 7 weeks before a final selection is made.   Please be assured that your application will be thoroughly reviewed by Human Resources. However, only the top applicants for each position are selected for interviews. If you do not hear from the City within 2-3 weeks concerning an interview, you can assume that other candidates were a closer skill match for the position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact HR @ 256-233-8737.


City of Athens Human Resources Department

Policy on Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

The City of Athens does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, activities, or services.

Marsha Sloss has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in section 8.53 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or section 35.107 of the Department of Justice Regulations. Information concerning the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided there-under, are available form the Section 504/ADA Coordinator.