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

We encourage you to complete an online application and submit it via email. We will retain your application on file for 60 days. (You may also forward a copy of your resume.)

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:


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.

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.

Special Requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age due to position requirement to serve alcohol to patrons.

Salary Range: $8.00 + based on qualifications/experience.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment. Applications are available on our website ( and can be downloaded. Completed applications may be emailed, or mailed to the City of Pelham Human Resources at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL 35124, or may be dropped off in person. Position posted until filled. City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant. 

Development Services & Public Works


The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications and resumes for the full time position of City Engineer.  This position leads the city through enhancement of the City Environment by assembling and preparing analysis of basic data and field information regarding all public infrastructure.  The position is also responsible for approving construction plans, site development, storm drainage, and parking; maintaining and modifying waste treatment equipment and processes; analyzing and improving traffic patterns; and building, monitoring, and enhancing drainage systems. The following are a list of duties involved:

  • Enforcing engineering codes and regulations.
  • Preparing city engineering information and reports and making presentations.
  • Treating solid wastes by maintaining and modifying waste treatment equipment and processes as well as establishing and reviewing testing procedures.
  • Controlling traffic by analyzing and improving traffic patterns; anticipating changes in traffic flow; approving traffic from proposed house and office developments; determining road closures and repaving requirements and determining need for signals, signs, pavement markings and sidewalks.
  • Supporting city planning commission decision making by providing information and recommendations; conferring with contractors, architects, and engineers and reviewing cost estimates.
  • Controlling storm water drainage by building, monitoring, and enhancing drainage systems.
  • Protecting city operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Improving city engineering job knowledge through continuing education opportunities.
  • Contributing to engineering and city success by welcoming related, different, and new requests.
  • Reviewing engineering plans for commercial development and subdivisions.

A complete job description can be made available upon request.

Must have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering; six years of civil engineering experience concentrating in public infrastructure systems preferably in a municipal or state agency environment, and four years as a licensed professional engineer. Must possess a professional engineering license from any state to apply for this position; however, the State of Alabama Professional Engineering License must be obtained prior to completion of the probationary period.

Must have a thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations, engineering terminology, principles, and theories, legal terminology used in construction documents as well as construction contract administration.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Compensation is $81,178 - $110,638, depending on experience, education, and other training.  The City of Pelham offers an excellent benefits package.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.  Applications are available on this website and can be downloaded.  Completed applications and resumes may be emailed to  Final date to submit applications and resumes’ is Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 5:00PM. City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.

Finance Department

Fire Department

The City of Pelham Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT through December 20th at 5:00 pm. The department is looking to fill current vacancies on our team as well as future vacancies.  Our city offers a competitive salary and benefit package with a fast paced family friendly work environment. The City of Pelham has 23,000 residents covering 39 square miles including Oak Mountain State Park and the Oak Mountain Amphitheater, and in 2021 our city will host several events of the World Games. Two large developments are underway in our city totaling 70 million dollars. 

Department statistics are listed below:

  • 2018 – 3410 calls for service
  • 78 career firefighters
  • 5 stations working 24/48 schedule
  • 4 ALS Engines
  • 1 ALS Quint
  • Hazardous Materials Response for Shelby County
  • Underwater/Surface Water Rescue
  • High Angle/Confined Space Rescue
  • Marine Operations
  • Advanced In-house training program and training facility


Fillable Application 

Background Check Authorization

Applications and Back Check Authorization Forms will only be accepted through December 20th at 5:00 pm. Upon completion of the application and background check authorization form, sign and email them to Submit no additional documents! Once the application has been submitted you will receive further instructions.

Benefits Include

  • State Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Workers Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Program

Applicant Requirements

  • Minimum 19 years old
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Passing grade of 70 or higher on the City of Pelham Civil Service Exam
  • Testing Date: January 24, 2019
  • Completion of the City of Pelham Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Must be able to pass psychological evaluation, criminal background investigation, driving history investigation and physical and drug screening.

Preferred Requirements

  • Current State of Alabama EMT License
  • Current State of Alabama Firefighter I

Human Resources


Parks & Recreation

The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for a part-time position with the City of Pelham Senior Center.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greet seniors as they enter the center and provide them with information or direct them to appropriate staff members
  • Answer and promptly handle phone calls and routine questions
  • Provide information to the seniors visitors and assist with activity calendar

Candidates must have: 

  • Excellent Customer Service 
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Strong membership/data entry
  • Attention to details
  • Computer skills 
  • Ability to adapt and problem solve in various situations
  • Motivated and team player

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.  Compensation is $10.00 per hour. 

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, be dependable and available Monday - Thursday 8:30-12:30 and Friday 9am- 12:30pm (19.5 hours total).  

Completed applications and resumes may be emailed to  Position is open until fulfilled.

Police Department

Racquet Club