Human Resources

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

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.

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!

Employment Application

To apply for employment with the City of Carbondale you can either apply online with our Online Application or download the Employment Application and mail it to:

City of Carbondale
Human Resources Office
200 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62902-2047

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, completed job applications may be submitted via email to the Human Resources Manager

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.