Application Information

For an application, you may download the application form (pdf) or pick one up at the City of Decatur Human Resources Department at 402 Lee Street NE, Decatur, AL 35602. A completed employment application along with a current resume must be submitted by the posted deadline for the position of interest.

Mail to:
Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 1984
Decatur, AL 35602

Email to:


Job ID#: PL055002-190107
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Planning Department
Position Type: Open Position
Salary Range Number: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Salary Range: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:This position will manage and perform professional planning functions including and not limited to comprehensive plan development; zoning ordinance review and preparation, including amendments; public space usage planning; census data review; research and reporting.

Requirements: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve issues; Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe, as well as other departmental systems or software programs in addition to other systems and software programs that may be required as part of this position; Prior experience in or knowledge of urban planning and development including zoning ordinance review and amendments, voting district assignments, public space usage planning, and census data research and applications to this role. Possession of, or ability to achieve a current AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification, and/or other continuing education or certification programs to ensure continuous professional development and learning in the field of planning and urban development.

Employment Applications are available on our website at, or from the Human Resources Department at City Hall-2nd Floor Tower, 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35602.

Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date. May be delivered in person or:

Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602

Emailed to:

Faxed to: (256) 341-4895

The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890.

Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration. Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.

The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.