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:


Department: Planning Department
Position Type: Standing Application
2023-218 1/20/2023 STANDING POSTING
DEPARTMENT 055/Planning
STATUS  Full-time  Classified Service


The City of Decatur compensation plan is based on an 18-step progression system.  The following reflects the entry level potential in the assigned grade/range.** 




**A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies**
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES ·         This position manages and performs professional planning functions; researches, gathers data, and prepares reports, presentations, publications, spreadsheets, tables and charts; prepares voting districts and submits for review; researches and prepares amendments to the zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations; prepare and reviews packages for various public meetings, reviews census materials, develops and delivers public presentations; prepares department payroll.

*Job description available upon request or at our website –

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ·         BS degree in Urban Planning and Development, Public Administration, or other course of study related to this occupational field.

·         Previous experience with GIS and community planning highly desirable.

·         Must be proficient with computers including Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe, as well as other software programs required as part of this position.

·         Possession of, or ability to achieve a current AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification, and/or other continuing education programs to ensure continuous professional development and learning in the field of planning and urban development.

Valid Drivers’ License


HOW TO APPLY** The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other protected status.


Employment Applications are available on the City’s 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.

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