Human Resources

The Human Resources Office focuses on benefits, employment, labor contracts, personnel rules & regulations and wages to achieve a productive City workforce.

Entry Level Fire and Police Application and Procedures

Entry Level Fire and Police Testing is administered through the City Clerk’s Office. Please contact the Deputy City Clerk for more information 618-457-3281.

Experience/Lateral Police Officer Program

If you have two or more years of post-probationary work experience as a police officer and meet the outlined qualifications, you are eligible for the Lateral Police Officer Program. Applications for experienced police officers are accepted on an on-going basis and are reviewed weekly. Oral interviews are determined by the hiring needs of the Department. Complete the application today!

Other City Employment

To apply for other employment with the City of Carbondale:

Nine Mile Radius Rule

The City of Carbondale requires its employees in pay grades 1 to 7 to live within a nine mile radius from the center of Carbondale. City employees in pay grades 8 and 9 must reside within the Carbondale city limits. A residency nine mile radius map (PDF) is accessible for viewing. The nine mile radius is outlined in RED. Please zoom in to accurately check for addresses within the nine miles. To check a residence close to the boundaries of the radius, please contact Planning Services.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE)

The City of Carbondale is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Carbondale to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, veteran status, marital status, sex, national origin, age, on the basis of genetic information, or the existence of a physical or mental disability.

City of Carbondale Organizational Philosophy

As a responsive and caring community, Carbondale's success is not just based on "what we do", but also "how we do it." Our core values define the behaviors important in our interactions with residents, visitors and one another. These are the values that guide our work: accountability, integrity, fairness, communication, honesty, and teamwork.