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City of Decatur Human Resources Department

With a population of 81,860, the City of Decatur is down-state Illinois' fourth-largest city, distinguished by abundant natural beauty, first-rate recreational facilities, a variety of top-notch educational options, and a balanced local economy at the heart of a region that is home to some of the most prestigious corporate names in America.

City of Decatur Employment Information

The City of Decatur fills most vacant regular and hourly positions through advertising. Applications are not routinely kept on file. The Sunday edition of the Decatur Herald and Review is the newspaper most frequently used for advertising. Vacancies are also advertised in other regional newspapers, trade journals, through local community agencies, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the Internet.

The City offers positions in these categories:

  • Salaried (a full-time position);
  • Regular part-time (a part-time position for a minimum of 20 hours but not more than 39 hours a week, usually in the Decatur Public Library);
  • Hourly (a full-time, or part-time supplemental, position that exists for an indefinite period of time);
  • Special (a full-time or part-time position created to staff a project with a fixed duration).

Applications are only accepted when there is an advertised vacancy. However, upon request, your name and adress will be placed in our Human Resources data base and you will be notified when a vacancy occurs in the area of employment in which you have expressed an interest.

To register an interest in one or more positions or to obtain a City Application for Employment for an advertised vacancy, visit the Human Resources Division on the 2d floor of the Decatur Civic Center, located at 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Il 62523. Completed applications should be returned or mailed to this address. Resumes are accepted, but must be accompanied by a completed City of Decatur application form.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
The City of Decatur is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability status, political beliefs or other non-job related criteria.

Affirmative Action dictates that positive steps be taken to ensure people from all segments of the community are represented in the City of Decatur work force.

The City is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities be given the same consideration for employment that individuals without disabilities are given. If you are disabled and need assistance in the application process, contact the Human Resources Department, (217) 424-2805. For hearing impaired applicants, the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephone number is (217) 424-2700.