Current Job Opportunities

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Current Job Opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.

The City of Decatur is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, genetic information, handicap, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, or political affiliation.

Positions currently available are listed down below. To apply for a job with the City of Decatur, click on the appropriate position link to complete an online application. A resume sent via e-mail in place of an online application will not be considered. We do not accept applications for positions not currently posted. 

In order to process your application quickly, please include detailed information (job responsibilities, employment dates, salary information, employment history, etc.) and make sure all information is complete before you submit the form. 

Application information will be kept on file for six months. After that time frame, to be considered for new opportunities, you must complete a new application.  

Due to the numerous applications we receive, we can only contact candidates we are considering for a position. If you would like to know more information on the benefits of working for the City of Decatur, please click here.

The City of Decatur is in compliance with Georgia Code (O.C.G.A. Section 13-10-91), which requires all public employers register and participate with E-verify. The City of Decatur has been participating in the E-Verify system since November 15, 2007. The City of Decatur ID number is 67951.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer

Payroll Clerk

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$18-$20 per hour
  • Posted Date:08/10/2017

Job Title: Payroll Clerk
Reports to:
Human Resources Director, Personnel Department

Work Hours: This is a permanent part time position that will work no more than 28 hours a week between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
$18-$20 an hour.

Purpose of Work:

Responsible for processing payroll city-wide, assisting with the annual audit, paying invoices, year-end processing, customer service, and reconciling pay discrepancies amongst other functions.

Major Responsibilities:
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the vision, mission and values of the City of Decatur, and provides excellent customer service; Engages in and supports the mission of the Administrative Services Department through strategic planning, creative problem solving, decision making, and responsible and ethical stewardship of City resources. Creates a safe environment for City staff to discuss payroll issues by demonstrating ability to maintain confidentiality and by acting with a sense of urgency to resolve problems in a timely manner; Contributes to continuous improvement of self, department and City through participation in training to develop leadership, management and technical skills in self and other employees; Trains employees and managers in the E-time timekeeping system; and assists other employees in improving timekeeping workflow across City departments; instructs employees on the use of the City’s payroll processing software; coaches administrative assistants in various City departments on new employee payroll procedures, including tax forms, etc.;

Effective Management- Coordinates payroll processing for all active employees and retirees; ensures that correct codes and times are recorded on Enterprise E-time prior to processing payroll; maintains and posts all relevant deductions, such as levies, garnishments, direct deposits, and benefits deductions. Manages monthly city retirement plan payments to retirees and new retiree payments. Demonstrates accountability for the delivery of quality services and work product as part of the overall departmental and City-wide strategic direction, goals and objectives. Takes initiative to accomplish tasks and identify opportunities for improvement; provides responsive and timely feedback on status and progress of work activities. Trains and assists other employees in improving payroll workflow across City departments; instructs employees on the use of the City’s payroll processing software

Teamwork- Collaborates and communicates with departments and employees regarding payroll questions and issues; Enterprise E-time issues, and works with the City Clerk’s Office regarding general ledger transfers of liabilities to ensure proper coding. Assists the audit team by providing complete employee payroll and benefit records and answers related issues in support of annual audit; Works with the Administrative Services team to provide high quality services to City staff and community members; Works with benefit vendors to ensure proper billing and accounting of employee and retiree benefits, and resolves issues as needed. Coordinates relevant training on Enterprise E-time as requested by employees and supervisors, or as assigned.

Quality Service- Reviews and adjusts payroll journal entries to be posted to the general ledger; investigates and reconciles payroll discrepancies; reconciles payroll and retirement funds on a regular basis; Runs reports and conducts regular audits to ensure proper enrollment and deduction amounts; Reconciles and codes benefit invoices and submits to accounts payable for timely processing; advises employees and retirees on deductions; Ensures proper and timely data entry of invoices to maintain annual benefit costs; Maintains payroll and benefits records in accordance with state and federal regulations; Responds to questions from City employees regarding leave time, payroll and benefit deductions, payment plans, etc. Maintains and responds to garnishments, levies, child support and medical support orders; Conducts wage reports for workers’ compensation administration, and runs other related reports as needed for performance measurement and analysis; Ensures the City’s revenue cycle is maintained by observing cut-off periods for payroll transactions; Ensures proper coordination and reporting of taxes, W-2’s, 941’s, 1099-R’s, etc. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree in a related field; minimum of two (2) years of work experience in payroll; ADP Enterprise E-time and ADP Workforce now experience is preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Ability to operate a personal computer, printer, copier, fax machine and any other similar office equipment. 


Other information:

This job description includes the major duties and responsibilities of the job and is not to be construed as all-inclusive. The duties listed here are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related is a logical assignment to the position or is deemed necessary for any purpose.

We do not accept e-mailed resumes as a part of the application process.


To apply click HERE.

Return to full list >>