How can I contact the Department of Human Resources?
You can call us at (317) 571-2465 or send an email to HR@carmel.in.gov.
What kind of career opportunities does the City of Carmel offer?
The City of Carmel employs more than 530 individuals on a full-time basis. Within the City’s 15 departments there is a wide variety of options for those seeking a career in public service, including the following:
Public Safety (police, fire, 9-1-1 communications)
Planning and Development (planning, zoning, code enforcement, engineering)
Manual Labor (water and wastewater utilities, streets)
Support Services (legal, information systems, finance, public relations)
In addition to full-time positions, the City often hires part-time personnel, usually on a seasonal basis, within the Street Department and the City’s public golf course.
What if I need a special accommodation during the application process?
The City of Carmel encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation must request the accommodation during the application process. Requests may be directed to Jim Spelbring at (317) 571-2471 or HR@carmel.in.gov.
What does the Department of Human Resources do?
Coordinates recruitment and testing of prospective employees
Assists department heads in employee selection and hiring
Conducts new-hire orientations
Develops employment policies for various categories of employees
Manages employee compensation and benefit programs
Establishes and coordinates workforce training and development
Consults with department heads on employee conduct and discipline issues
Provides “open door policy” to employees regarding workplace issues
How do I apply for a position with Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, Carmel Clay Schools, the Carmel Clay Public Library or Hamilton County?
Each of these organizations is a separate entity from the City of Carmel, and each has its own hiring process. For more information on their hiring procedures, you should visit their agency web sites.
I don't see a job that I'm interested in now. How will I know when new jobs become available?
If a position you are interested in is not available at this time, we encourage you to complete a job interest card. If we know which job categories interest you, we will be able to generate automatic emails to you when jobs in those categories become available.
How do I know that the City of Carmel has received my online application?
After you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation by email.
What if I don’t have a computer?
Public computers are available at the Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 Fourth Avenue, Carmel, or in the Department of Human Resources at Carmel City Hall.
Where is the Department of Human Resources located?
We are located on the first floor of Carmel City Hall. City Hall sits on the south side of Gradle Drive and the Civic Square Fountain; our address is One Civic Square, Carmel, Indiana, 46032. Parking is available on the south side of City Hall.
How do I check the status of my application?
Click the “Check Application Status” tab on the Applicant section of the web site and follow the directions provided.
What do I do if I experience technical difficulties while applying for a job online?
The City of Carmel is not responsible for technical problems that are unrelated to the designed functionality of the website. For this reason we encourage applicants not to wait until the last minute to complete an application.
What are the steps in the selection process?
The selection process is designed to identify the best match between an individual and a job. The steps and timelines vary by position. Each process may include one or more of the following: minimum qualifications screening, evaluation of training and experience, oral interview, written examination, oral examination, practical examination or assessment center testing.
In addition, all applicants who are offered a job must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and a preliminary background check. Some positions require an in-depth background check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to City employment; the nature of the offense as well as the requirements of the job will be taken into consideration.
Is there an application deadline?
Each job posting has a closing date listed. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Once the position closes, it will be removed from the website and applications will not be accepted. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Some positions list “Continuous” under the closing date. Those will remain open until the City determines that it has received a sufficient number of applications or until the City is ready to begin a hiring process. Continuous recruitments may close at any time.
Can I attach a resume or cover letter to my application?
You can attach one document to the application. It must be in Word (doc) or Adobe (pdf) for and may not be larger than 1MB. You can also cut and paste or type text into the “Resume” field of the application. Even if you submit a resume, you must also complete the application. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION.
How do I apply for a job with the city?
Full Time: The City of Carmel accepts applications for OPEN POSITIONS ONLY. An online application must be submitted for each position for which you wish to apply. A RESUME MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A CITY APPLICATION. Please refer to the Online Employment Application Guide for step-by-step application instructions. Be sure your application is accurate and complete before you submit it, as you cannot make changes online.
Seasonal: The City may accept paper applications for selected seasonal positions. Contact Jim Spelbring at (317) 571-2471 to obtain a paper application.