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City of Alexander City
Director of Community Development


Posting Dates: 9/29/22 - 10/13/22  

Summary: This position is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring planning, community development and community redevelopment.  Provides initiative, leadership and guidance over strategicplanning, long range planning, zoning, and activities for the City. Areas of oversight include zoning and land use, building inspections and permitting, plan review coordination, and other services related to development including code enforcement. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Mayor.

Primary Responsibility:

  • Facilitate community development planning in order to identify and establish development opportunities
  • Finds and secures grant funding for community development activities and programs in order to ensure the community has the necessary resources for development
  • Leads City-wide vision planning, strategic planning, comprehensive land use and facility planning and initiatives 
  • Serves as an advisor to the Mayor and Council regarding planning, zoning, development services, housing, etc., and ensures compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations; Assists administration to prioritize future capital projects and evaluates progress on adopted City plans goals and objectives
  • Completes administrative functions to ensure that programs areproperly funded and administered
  • Plans, organizes, directs and reviews all planning and development services activities; develops and implements short- and long-term department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; coordinates projects
  • Evaluates and updates zoning and subdivision regulations
  • Performs managerial tasks that involve meeting with and presenting ideas and recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission, and other applicable boards and/or committees
  • Ensures compliance with grantor agencies, adopted plans,development regulations and zoning ordinances, interprets rules and regulations governing departmental operations
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures. Oversees, coordinates and implements programs for the current and future development of the City as determined by the Mayor and City Council
  • Enforces ordinances and laws related to specific projects
  • Collaborates with other City officials and with regional agencies, contractors, and government regulatory agencies
  • Implements data-driven processes to effectively manage and enhance services
  • Serves as ADA Compliance Officer for the City
  • Perform other job-related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge in community planning and development theories and practices
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations related to design and construction of planning projects and administration
  • Knowledge of cost benefit analysis processes
  • Must possess effective verbal, written, listening and presentation communications
  • Skilled in effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • Skilled in effective financial analysis
  • Ability to analyze local and regional development potential and opportunities
  • Ability to understand relevancy of municipal legislation, policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop and analyze community development plans
  • Skill in exercising sound independent judgment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning, or a related field required with five years of management experience in public administration, community development, economic development, planning and project management, or related field.
  • Additional training in grant writing is advisable.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record suitable for insurability.  
  • Willing to work non-standard hours and overtime.  
  • Willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops.   
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of this position.    

City employees interested in this position should contact Kathy Railey at 256-329-6782.  Seniority alone will not be the determining factor. 

External candidates may apply online at

Alexander City is an Equal Opportunity Employer

City of Daphne
Environmental Progam Manager


Closing Date: October 4, 2022
Salary: $52,665.60 - $69,097.60 Annually

Apply: The purpose of the Environmental Program Manager classification is to manage and perform specialized work functions in order to minimize environmental impacts from construction and land disturbance sites by reviewing Construction Best Management Practices Plans (CBMPP) for land disturbing activities, performing site inspections on disturbed sites, determining site compliance status, and pursuing enforcement through warning letters and/or Stop Work Citations.

City of Muscle Shoals
Building Planning Officer 


Job Summary:  Under the direction of the City Clerk, the employee enforces zoning regulations; plans and directs City code enforcement nuisance activities to promote safety and managed growth. Communicates status and results of enforcement activities to the City Clerk and City Council. Schedules and directly inspects building and construction sites, examines proposed construction plans and issues building permits. Operates City's geographic information system (GIS). The employee inspects residential and commercial construction, alteration, and repair sites for compliance with required codes and ordinances, advises contractors of code violations and ensures remedial action is taken. The employee reviews plans for residential, commercial, and industrial structures prior to issuing of permit; promotes positive relations between contractors, professional builders, residents, and City officials. The employee also communicates building code information through public presentations. This is a highly responsible job. Latitude in making recommendations and decisions based on inspections, consultations, and on-site evaluation and measurements, is afforded this employee. This job is considered safety-sensitive and is subject to a pre-employment background check and random drug screenings.

Essential Functions:

  • Building Inspection - Conducts inspections of buildings to ensure safety and compliance with all codes and safety requirements.  Works with the public and officials to accomplish these requirements.
  • Zoning - Responds to inquiries, processes rezoning requests, prepares, and coordinates for meetings to ensure the efficient and effective communication of zoning information.
  • GIS Duties - Coordinates and operates the City's GIS system.
  • Supervision - Provides guidance, direction, support, and assistance to assigned staff to ensure the efficient and effective completion of duties.
  • Floodplain Administration - Manages floodplain program; serves as the City’s Floodplain Administrator.
  • Department Operations - Performs duties to ensure effective and efficient operations of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in planning, building science, GIS, or
  • related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisor experience in modern construction, license contractor, a construction superintendent, or a trained professional in an associated technical field; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills, and abilities commensurate with the requirements of this job.
  • Certified by the International Code Council or possess the ability to complete training and obtain certification within required time period.
  • Possess a current and valid driver's license; must be insurable.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours as required.
  • Ability to travel to and attend seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and random drug screens.

Physical Demands:  The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; recurring lifting moderately heavy items such as record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment:  The work involves moderate risks or discomforts which require special safely precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines; with contagious diseases or irritant chemical; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks coats, boots, goggles, or shields.

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office:

2010 East Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, between the hours of 7:45am and 4:30pm, phone number 256-383-5675.

Applications may be downloaded from our website 

City of Daphne
Municipal Court Magistrate


The purpose of the Municipal Court Magistrate classification is to perform administrative work functions associated with processing information/documentation, maintaining records, assisting court officials, and providing information related to Municipal Court cases, activities, and operations. This position generally works Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm with some exceptions: Municipal Court is held every Tuesday (except Holidays) when staff attendance is mandatory; and some on-call work is required to assist in obtaining Felony Warrants on occasion. The Municipal Court Magistrate starts at $18.23 per hour. Offer rate may be higher depending on experience.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; supplemented by vocational/technical training in magistrate court operations and secretarial skills; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving secretarial or general office work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain the Alabama Municipal Court Magistrate Certification within one (1) year of employment.

Licenses or Certifications: Valid State of Alabama driver’s license. 

City of Madison
Assistant City Attorney (Prosecution Services)


SALARY$69,353.59 - $78,058.43 Annually, $0 Cost Individual Medical, RSA Retirement Benefits.

This position may remain open until filled or until we receive sufficient number of applicants.

The purpose of this job classification is to provide legal services to the City of Madison under the direction of the City Attorney, including prosecution of criminal cases and representation of the city in civil matters. Within this classification are two (2) positional assignments, general legal services to the City of Madison and Prosecution Services. The specific duties for Prosecution Services are set forth below, though this position may also be called upon by the City Attorneyto perform general legal services if the best interests of the municipal client so require.


  • Prosecute cases in Municipal Court and Circuit Court, including those brought under the adopted property maintenance codes.
  • Manage all stages of criminal legal proceedings, including appeals.
  • Prepare and file all responses, pleadings and briefs as required by motion practice and appellate practice at alllevels of the judicial system, utilizing appropriate legal and/or business formatting, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
  • Develop and implement legal strategy for pending cases.
  • Negotiate settlement of cases in accordance with departmental policies.
  • Present oral arguments in jury and non-jury trials.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance to city departments pertaining to changes in crimina llaw,city ordinances,and Municipal Court procedures. 
  • Coordinate, prepare and present legal updates, training and materials for in-service training sessions.
  • Provide on-call legal support to police officers after normal business hours.
  • Assist City Attorney in the preparation of the City's responses to all civil and criminal subpoenas.
  • Oversee activities of clerical and support staff pertaining to specific task assignments, delegate workand reviews for accuracy and completeness.
  • Research federal and state laws and municipal ordinances and interpretregulatory codes and policies.  
  • Occasionally attend City Council meetings, Zoning Board Adjustment meetings,Planning Commission meetings and other various meetings on behalf of the City Attorney.
  • Attend meetings, seminars,and training sessions to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations, to promote improved departmental performance, and to advise on changing state and municipal laws, policies, and regulations; participate in governmental and professional organizations and committees.
  • Perform other general legal services for the City of Madison as assigned, including, but not limited to, preparing and presenting ordinances and resolutions; reviewing and preparing responses to requests for information/documents under the Alabama Open Records Act; and developing and implementing policies and procedures for the City.


  • Requires normal office working conditions for generally sedentary work.
  • Flexible work hours required to perform full range of responsibilities.
  • Must be able to attend all Municipal Court and Circuit Court appearances on behalf of the City of Madison.
  • Must be able to drive independently in order to make court appearances and meetings with little notice.
  • Must maintain a strong driving record for city insurance purposes and permit the City's periodic inspection thereof.
  • Must represent the City exclusively and maintain no other office or client list.
  • Strong background record required due to accessibility to proprietary and sensitive information.


  • Must have been conferred a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree from an ASA-accredited law school.
  • Must be a licensee and member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar.
  • Continuing Legal Education courses must be attended as required by Alabama law.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Must demonstrate ability and commitment to become proficient in all essential functions and skill requirements within time periods set by the City Attorney.


  • Thorough knowledge of federal, local, and state law, including the Code of Alabama; the Code of Ordinances, City of Madison, Alabama; the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure; and the Alabama Rules of Evidence.
  • Mastery of trial skills and judicial procedures in both Municipal Court and Circuit Court.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate confidently, intelligently, and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a broad range of individuals.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex factual and legal issues and then interpret and apply local, state and federal legal principles, often without immediate direct oversight.
  • Ability to proficiently perform complex legal research, often with very little advance notice.
  • Sound, reliable independent decision-making ability at all judicial levels.
  • High level of discretion and ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong supervisory and coaching skills, with a strong understanding of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills to apply toward department goals and city wide collaboration.


  • Requires the ability to read a variety of legal, technical, and administrative documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.
  • Requires the ability to learn, understand, and apply complex legal principles, procedures,and processes quickly and to make independent judgments thereon in the absence of supervision.
  • Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes inusing automated office equipment and motor vehicles.
  • Requires ability to communicate orally to perform required duties.

City of Madison
City Attorney 


SALARY:  $115,000 - $145,000 Annually (D.O.Q.)

OPENING DATE: 5/13/2022

General Position Summary: 

  • $0 Cost Individual Medical
  • RSA Retirement Benefits This position may remain open until filled or until we receive a sufficient number of applications. City Attorney serves as chief legal counsel for the City and provides overall direction of the City’s legal services department. Provides the most highly responsible and complex level of advanced professional legal services to City officials and staff; supplies legal advice, researches and creates legal documents and opinions, and represents the City before courts, administrative agencies and other forums. You must apply online to be considered for this position. EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  This position is also expected to have knowledge of, and to perform, all applicable requirements stated in City ordinances, codes and regulations.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Provides primary legal support and policy advice to the Mayor, City Council, Department Heads and other city officials and staff on highly complex legal issues in a timely manner.
  • Advises Municipal boards such as Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Madison Station Historic Preservation Commission, etc.
  • Interprets Federal, State and local legislation, statutes, rules and regulations. Reviews and analyzes court decisions and pending legislation. Reviews and makes recommendations on proposed policy or procedural changes.
  • Provides or directs the research and preparation of legal opinions, memoranda, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements and other legal documents.
  • Develops and implements new and revised policies and procedures for the City.
  • Directs the work of outside contract attorneys as necessary. Evaluates and awards legal contracts to outside counsel. Assigns, directs and coordinates outside counsel work to ensure compliance with contract specifications, time lines and legal requirements.  Reviews all invoices from outside legal sources prior to payment.
  • Performs or directs prosecution in the Municipal Court of the City of Madison.
  • Attends City Council meetings and Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, and others as necessary, and gives advice on legal questions involved, including advice as to alternative legal and administrative approaches to the solution of (and prevention of) major City problems.
  • Advises Department Heads and officials on purchasing laws, public records and meeting laws, tax and revenue codes, employment law, law enforcement legislation, building codes and other laws pertaining to city departments and municipal business.
  • Plans and supervises the work of professional staff.
  • Reviews information to keep informed of proposed state and federal legislation affecting the City.
  • Prepares and presents proposed ordinances and resolutions at the request of the Mayor and Council for final consideration by the City Council.
  • Performs legal research incidental to the preparation of legal opinions.
  • Manages department, including personnel actions, leave, pay, appraisal, budgeting and procurement, and other day-to-day activities.

Job Conditions:

  • This position is appointed by City Council for a term coextensive with that of the Mayor, conditioned upon good conduct and efficiency.  This position may or may not be reappointed for additional terms/periods, with or without cause.
  • Normal office working conditions; job requires flexible and extended work hours to accomplish projects.
  • Must be able to attend regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings of the City Council, and any other work sessions at the Council’s request.  Must also attend monthly meetings of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment and others as necessary.
  • Duties are performed primarily in an office environment with travel required for meeting and court appearances.
  • Strong personal background required due to the impact of this position on City and public business.
  • Must maintain a strong driving record for city-insurance purpose and record may be periodically checked by the City.
  • Must represent the City exclusively and shall accept no other work that could be construed as a conflict with representation of the City. MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be an attorney in good standing, licensed by the Alabama State Bar Association to practice law in the State of Alabama; and failure to maintain licensure shall be cause for dismissal.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.).
  • At least five (5) years experience in the practice of law in Alabama, with at least three (3) years experience directly involving the legal representation of a municipality.
  • Some trial experience in state and municipal court levels preferred, with some experience at the federal level a plus. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Technical:
  • Expert, thorough and specialized professional knowledge of complex principles and procedures of local government, administrative, land use, real property, tort and contract law.
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable State, Federal and Local laws.
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate comprehensive legal services for the City.
  • Must exercise independent professional judgment.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate highly complex factual and legal issues.
  • Must be able to organize, interpret and apply local, state and federal legal principles.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and staff.
  • Ability to conduct highly complex legal research.
  • Ability to use extreme discretion and judgment to act in best interest of the City.
  • Ability to prepare and review highly complex legal documents.
  • Ability to effectively and independently represent the City in court and administrative hearings.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate a high level of judgment and discretion required for maintaining confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


  • Skill at hiring, training, appraising, counseling, disciplining, separating personnel.
  • Strong understanding of personnel policies and practices and ability to coach employees in these areas.
  • Leadership and staff motivation skills.
  • Skill at gathering and evaluating input for decision-making.
  • Ability to manage scheduling and leave issues at workgroup level.
  • Strong project management, contract management, planning and prioritization skills.
  • Skill with budgeting and budget enforcement and reporting. 

Physical Capabilities:

  • Ability to communicate verbally with public.
  • Ability to conduct legal research for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work long hours frequently.
  • Ability to drive to court proceedings and various public meetings.