Applications are only accepted for currently listed positions. A city of Salem application is required when applying for a job. If you are applying for a position in the Police Department you are required to provide a copy of your social security card and driver’s license with your application. You may fax, mail, email or drop these copies off at the Human Resources office during our regular business hours.

There are four ways to submit an employment application for a job with the City of Salem:

  1. In person

    Department of Human Resources
    114 N. Broad Street
    City Hall - Ground Floor

    Assistance Provided
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  2. By mail

    Department of Human Resources
    PO Box 869
    Salem, VA 24153-0869*

    An employment application can be downloaded online. This application is a fillable Adobe PDF® document, you may fill it out online using your keyboard and mouse and then print a copy, or print the application and then fill in the required information. To download a copy of the City of Salem Employment Application click here

  3. Online

    An online employment application is available. This feature allows applicants to submit multiple applications using stored information. The information you provide is secure and is used only for employment opportunities with the city. To apply online go to the listing of current employment opportunities and click on the position you are interested in.

  4. Fax


*You may also fax or mail in a copy of your resumé with your application but it is not required.


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