Employment Opportunities


The City of Murphysboro has the following open positions and/or is accepting applications/bids/RFP's/RFQ's:

        *        Applications for Firefighters and Police Officers are now being accepted for the purpose of
                  establishing an eligibility list.   Download the Application Requirements for more 
                   information.    Testing will take place in Fall of 2022.

       *        Applications for Communications Officer (Dispatcher) are currently being accepted.   This is a full-time position within the Murphysboro Police Department.  The Communications Officer position requires excellent communication, organizational and clerical skills including familiarity with computers and the ability to multi-task.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Illinois Drivers License.  Applicants must also satisfactorily pass a police background investigation and pre-employment physical.   The Communications Officer is responsible for receiving telephone and in-person complaints and requests for police service from the public.  In addition, the Communications Officer dispatches all calls for police services, transmits necessary information to police units, monitors and operates the Department's computer systems.  The Communications Office is responsible for implementing all duties in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures and must often perform two or more functions at once or in rapid succession.    Residency within Jackson County is required.    Completed applications should be submitted to the Daum Administrative Building at 1101 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022.


Download a Police & Fire Department Application

             Download a general application for employment with the City (Administration and Public Works)

All applications, resumes or questions should be directed to:

Sandra M. Ripley
Director of Human Resources
City of Murphysboro
1101 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-4961 ext 121