Application Guidelines

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The City of Carmel accepts applications for open positions only. Those positions will be posted on this web site and in the Human Resources Department at Carmel City Hall. If you meet the job qualifications described in the job posting, we encourage you to apply. Applicants must be submitted online. Please refer to the Online Employment Application Guide for step-by-step instructions. If you need help with the online application, contact Jim Spelbring at 317-571-2465.

Note: The City may accept paper applications for selected seasonal positions only. Contact Jim Spelbring at 317-571-2465 to obtain a paper application for a seasonal position.

To apply for a position, you will first need to create an applicant profile. After you create your profile you will be able to apply for one or more open positions. A separate application must be submitted for each available position for which you wish to apply. A resume may be attached to your application but may not be submitted in lieu of an application. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the recruitment (unless the recruitment is continuous). Late applications will not be accepted.

All applications received by the filing deadline will be screened. Depending upon the position you have applied for, the screening process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. Those candidates selected as best meeting the needs of the City will be invited to continue in the selection process. All applicants are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and a background screening before they are hired. Additional tests may be required.

The provisions of any job posting for this website do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this posting may be modified or revoked without notice. The City of Carmel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Carmel CareersCivilian's Applications are accepted for open positions only.

Please read the posting notice for application procedures. If you do not meet the job qualifications or do not follow the required procedures, you may not be eligible for hire.
If you have questions about the application requirements for any position,
call Human Resources at 317-571-2465 or

Employment applications may be mailed or delivered to the address below.
We must receive the original application with the applicant’s signature.
Applications are accepted weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to or mailed to the address below.

All applicants are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and a background screening before they are hired. Additional tests may be required.


Police and Fire:

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Police Officers: Check the CPD Career Page for additional information.

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Firefighters: Check the CFD Career Page for additional information.


Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation:

Parks & Recreation
The Parks Department posts its own job openings and conducts its own hiring processes.
The City of Carmel does not accept applications for positions with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation.


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