Job Opportunities

The City of Pelham is supported by numerous departments. Each department is unique and important in its role to support the community. Departments include the following:
  • Administration (clerical support, accounting/financial support)
  • Court
  • Engineering (City Engineer)
  • Ballantrae Golf Club
  • Building Inspections and GIS
  • Revenue
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities Maintenance and Landscape
  • Library
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena
  • Public Works (laborers for maintenance and repair of streets and other community areas)
  • Garage (mechanics to support operation and maintenance of all city vehicles)
  • Police
  • Fire
Also included is the Pelham Water/Sewer organization, Pelham Racquet Club, Ballantrae Golf Club and Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena. These departments will inform Human Resources when employment opportunities are available.

Online Applications

Interested in an open position listed below and want to apply? Simply complete an online application located at the bottom of this page. You are welcome to submit the completed application and back ground check authorization forms via email. We will retain your application on file for 60 days. (You may also forward a copy of your resume along with the completed application.)

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy), color, age, national origin, disability or any other protected status. We base our hiring decisions on a variety of factors., including skills and ability to perform the job, prior employment experience, employment references as to character and willingness to work, willingness to accept the offered salary and personal interviews. The City of Pelham is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Employment Opportunities:


No open positions at this time

Ballantrae Golf Club


Part time up to 30 hours a week. Rate of pay is $9.00 an hour plus tips. Schedule includes weekday/weekend mornings and afternoons. Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

Job duties include friendly customer service, cooking breakfast and lunch items, operating a point of sale system, grill cleanliness, driving a beverage cart on the golf course and the sale of beverages and food to the golfers. Some weekends required.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment. Completed applications are required. Position posted until filled.

Civic Complex and Ice Arena

The City of Pelham is currently seeking to fill our Part-Time position for Facilities Assistant/Laborer. This job involves keeping the premises of the Civic Complex building in clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties:

  • Ensures facility is clean according to guidelines established by management.
  • Assists with event set up.
  • Performs light building maintenance duties.
  • Provides excellent customer service to patrons.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus one month related experience and/or training is preferred but not required.

Special Requirement: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Salary Range: $9.00 + based on qualifications/experience.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment. Completed applications are required. Position posted until filled.

Development Services & Public Works

No open positions at this time

Finance Department

No open positions at this time

Fire Department

No open positions at this time

Human Resources

No open positions at this time


No open positions at this time

Parks & Recreation

No open positions at this time

Police Department

The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications and resumes from APOSTC certified officers and POSTC certified officers from other states, ONLY, for the full time position of Police Officer.  This position leads the city in performing police work in accordance with departmental policies, rules, regulations and standard operating procedures and receive assignments and instructions from police officers of higher rank.  Work normally consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic regulation duties in a designated area/beat on an assigned shift and which may be performed in patrol vehicles or on foot.   Work may involve an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies.  The following are a list of duties involved:

  • Patrols a designated area of the city on foot or in an automobile to protect human life and to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic as required, to identify and report potential or existing public safety hazards and to enforce traffic and parking regulations.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, felonies, and misdemeanors.
  • At the scene of crime, preserves human life, protects property, controls access to the scene, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, locates witnesses and obtains statements, makes arrests, composes and writes detailed incident / offense reports and testifies as a witness in court.
  • At the scene of automobile accidents, preserves life, protects property, locates witnesses and obtains statements, investigates the causes of the accident and prepares detailed accident investigation reports.
  • Interviews persons with complaints and attempts to make proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.
  • Gives general advice on traffic and criminal laws and ordinances, and gives general information to the public.
  • Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer.  Police Officers assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division or specialized units are subject to call 24 hours a day.  
  • Police Officers may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes.  Shift schedules and job assignments may be changed periodically to assure the maximum delivery of effective police service. 


A complete job description can be made available upon request.


Must be at least 21 years of age upon graduation of the APOST Academy and have no felony or serious misdemeanor criminal convictions.  Must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.  Completion of some college or university course work in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Police Science, Criminology, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university is preferred.


Must have a valid Alabama Driver’s License and meet the minimum standards for law enforcement officers as established by Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) and Alabama Law and maintain annual APOSTC continuing education requirements.


APOSTC certified applicants will be ranked, based on their overall academy average.   POSTC applicants from other states will also be ranked in the same manner.  

At the conclusion of the application process, Human Resources will rank each applicant on a certified list.  When the applicant's name is submitted to the police department, the applicant will be contacted and scheduled for the standardized APOSTC physical fitness exam.   The results of that exam are pass/fail and those who pass will continue in the hiring process.  Those who fail the physical fitness exam may re-apply when the next job posting occurs.   

Within six (6) months of date of hire, employee must establish primary residence within a 35-mile radius from Pelham Police Headquarters.


In order to maintain and continue employment as a sworn police officer for the City of Pelham Police Department, an employee must retain the legal right and authority to carry a pistol and any other firearm normally used by police officers.   Conviction of any crime that results in the loss of an employee’s rights to carry firearms will immediately disqualify said employee from continued employment as a sworn police officer for the City of Pelham.


In order to maintain and continue employment as a sworn police officer for the City of Pelham Police Department, an employee must retain the legal right and authority to access information from and through the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer systems. Conviction of any felony, or any other crime that results in the loss of an employee’s right to access said computer systems, or a sustained allegation of breach of the rules governing operation and access to said computer systems which results in a decision by either ACJIC or NCIC to terminate an employee’s right and/or authority to access, operate, or receive information through said computer systems will immediately disqualify said employee from continued employment for the City of Pelham.


Compensation is $47,625.87 - $71,402.28, depending on experience, education, and other training.  The City of Pelham offers an excellent benefits package. 

Applicant must complete a written background packet, prior to first interview, satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and polygraph examination after passing an interview.  Applicant must also pass a pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.  Applications are available on this website and can be downloaded.   Completed applications with all documentation must be emailed to .  

Applicants MUST provide their POSTC number and overall academy scores at the time of submittal. Failure to provide all information and certificates may result in disqualification. 


Final date to submit applications and resumes’ is Monday, August 10, 2020, at 5:00PM.

Racquet Club

The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Tennis Professional.

Summary:  Promotes the Pelham Racquet Club by providing tennis lessons and clinics to analyze performance and instructs tennis players in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition by performing the following duties.  A full job description can be provide upon request.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities: The list is not intended to be all-inclusive nor exclusive, but is intended to provide examples of typical duties performed.

  • Evaluates, observes, and coaches participants to determine a possible need for individual or team improvement.
  • Schedules and teaches tennis lessons for club members. 
  • Organizes and promotes facilities and programs for participants. 
  • Leads team meeting with club pros.
  • Assists with club tournaments and events while enforcing Club policies.
  • Performs maintenance on tennis courts.
  • Assists with pro-shop and front desk duties where needed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidate must have a U.S.T.A. rating of 4.5 or higher.  Minimum of 5 years teaching experience.  Proven experience in organizing and directing Junior and Adult tournaments. USPTA certification preferred.

The compensation range for this position is $37,884.22 – 49,430.31, in addition to compensation from lessons.  The City of Pelham also offers an excellent benefits package.

A completed application is required and emailed to or mailed to City of Pelham, Human Resources, at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL 35124. The final date to submit applications is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5PM .


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