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How to Apply for a Job Openning

STEP 1: Find out about a job vacancy

The City of Gatlinburg only accepts applications for jobs in which there is an open advertisement of vacancy. 

There are several ways to find out about job vacancies:

  • Job announcements are posted on this website.
  • You can see a list of vacancies on the Bulletin Board at City Hall.
  • The Human Resources Department advertises job vacancies in the classified section of The Mountain Press.  The Mountain Press is available online at


Step 2:  Apply for a Job

If you see a job vacancy that you are interested in and believe that you qualify for that job, you must obtain, complete, and submit an official City of Gatlinburg application on or before the application deadline specified in the job announcement or advertisement.  The submitted application must be signed in order to be accepted.  Applications are available at City Hall.

If you are interested in a job that is not currently vacant in the Police or Fire Departments, you cannot apply at this time; however, you can ask to be placed on the notification list for the job. You can have your name placed on the list by calling the Police (865) 436-5181 or Fire (865) 436-1417 Departments and asking for the Training or Police Accreditation Officer. All remaining departments do not maintain a waiting list.

Resumes may be included as a supplement to the application but NOT as a substitute.  For some jobs, copies of diplomas, transcripts, or certifications may be required.  The need for this documentation will be specified in the job announcement or as supplemental materials in the application.

Applications must be received at the Human Resource Office in City Hall no later than 4:30 PM on the stated deadline or must be postmarked on or before that date.  Applications cannot be faxed.

You can download an application from here Job Application


STEP 3: Take the test

Some City of Gatlinburg jobs require a written test and/or physical agility test.  If the job for which you are applying requires a written test, your application may be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications prior to the testing.