Employment Opportunities

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

  • Applications for Police Officers are now being accepted for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list. Download the Hiring Requirements and Benefit Sheet for more details.   Testing will occur on Saturday, November 4, 2023.  Deadline for Applications is Friday, October 27, 2023.
  • Applications for Communication Officers (dispatch).  This full-time position is within the Murphysboro Police Department and 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 and satisfactorily pass a police background investigation. Download the Hiring Requirements and Benefit Sheet for more details.  Deadline for accepting applications has been extended to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023.


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