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:

Municipal Court Judge

Job ID#: MC013001-210921
Classification: Exempt Service Position
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Municipal Court
Position Type: Open Position
Salary Range Number: 25
Salary Range: Min: $78,209.56 – $119,005.12
Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • This position serves as Judge presiding over the Municipal Court for the city and is responsible for directing, managing, supervising and administration of the city’s municipal court operations.
  • Presides over all court dockets for jail call, arraignment, settlement, trial, review, and enforcement; schedules and manages cases in all stages; orders and directs treatment programming with court resources; plans and reviews budget and department expenditures.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of law, with a current membership in good standing with the State Bar of Alabama.
  • Five years of professional experience in the practice of law sufficient to thoroughly understand the objectives and functions of the Municipal Court, including personnel management.
  • Prior experience in a court setting is desirable.
  • Must be proficient with computers including Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe
  • Must retain residency within the City limits of Decatur, Alabama for the duration of employment in this position.

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.

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