Human Resources

Experience/Lateral Police Officer Program

If you have 2 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!

Fire and Police Application and Procedures

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

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.

About the Human Resources Office

The Human Resources Office focuses on the following to achieve a productive City workforce:

  • Benefits
  • Employment
  • Labor contracts
  • Personnel rules and regulations
  • Wages

Boards & Commissions Support

We provide support to the following boards and commissions:

  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
  • Carbondale Human Relations Commission
  • Employee Benefits Committee
  • Employee Recognition Committee
  • Employee Wellness Committee
  • Non-Bargaining Unit Employee (NBUE) Personnel Board
  • Safety Committee
  • Study Circles Program