Human Resources Department

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Richelle Sandlin

Department Phone:
(256) 341-4890

Department Fax:
(256) 341-4895

Office Address:
610 4th Avenue SE
Fort Decatur
Decatur, AL 35601

Office Hours:
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Monday – Friday

Contact Personnel:

Cindy Hall
(256) 341-4896

Micah Reed
(256) 341-4898

Catrina Woodruff
(256) 341-4892

Lorie Spitzer
(256) 341-4887

Personnel Board Members:

Dr. Harold Gilmore, Chairman

Mrs. Pam Werstler

Mr. Darius Crayton

Mrs. Nora Vanderploeg

Mrs. Suzie Wiley


Our city employs several hundred full- and part-time employees who serve our community in various areas of public service that include public safety, parks and recreation, environmental services, managerial, technical, clerical and other operational areas. Our department is committed to assisting our customers, both internal and external, by providing information and support in such areas as compensation, benefits, safety, training, employment opportunities, and employment law.

We are dedicated to providing a workplace environment that fosters equality, fairness, stability, training, safety and professional growth to promote the economic and social well-being of the individual and community and to protecting the privacy of our employees. The Human Resources Department provides a broad range of services to employees, department managers, the Mayor and the City Council and is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic leadership, modeling excellence, honesty, integrity, and teamwork
  • Developing, revising and communicating sound policies and procedures that balance the needs of the employees and the needs of the City while ensuring compliance with federal and state law
  • Recruitment, testing, and certification
  • Compensation administration
  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • Organizational changes
  • Employee performance evaluation
  • Employee training and development
  • Safety and worker’s compensation administration
  • Regulatory compliance with various federal and state laws

Our MISSION is to provide quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment. We do this with an emphasis on customer service based on consultation and communication with the City’s departments, our workforce, and our citizens.

Our VISION is to be the most trusted and credible resource in the City for data, information, and assistance with human resource matters large and small.

Our GOAL is to Exceed Customer Expectations! Achieving excellence in customer service by operating with integrity while being proactive, responsive, respectful, consistent, innovative, and compassionate in all we do.

Employment Opportunities

The City of Decatur is dedicated to providing equal opportunity for employment to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other protected status. Open positions are announced and posted to our website for the duration of the posting period, typically ten (10) business days. The City reserves the right to extend or cancel any position announcement without prior notice. Certain announcements may be posted with an open closing date, or a closing date that exceeds the minimum ten (10) day period and will be so indicated in the announcement

For questions or assistance please contact or call 256-341-4890.