Human Resources

Human Resources provides for a central personnel system for the City of Blytheville. The office works closely with all City departments to recruit and select qualified, capable employees and administer employee benefits. The goal of this office is to provide excellent service to all employees.


The City does accept open applications and resumes. Applications are kept active for a period of 6 months. Because we do receive a large amount of applications, we will only call those applicants who are chosen for an interview. Applications for Police Officer and Firefighter are accepted by their respective departments.

If you have any questions regarding the employment process, call 870-763-3858 and Ms. Williams will be happy to assist you.

Job Opportunities

Apply in person at City Hall or online at


Organizational Chart

Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions for the City of Blytheville can be accessed at the link above. 

Job Descriptions for all elected officials are governed by Arkansas State Law.

The City Parks & Information Manager supervises, manages, directs, and schedules various recreational programming in the community including maintenance, landscaping, and upkeep of city parks grounds and facilities. Participate in and coordinate the planning, development, and implementation of City Parks improvement projects. Maintain the City’s website and social media platforms. Create promotional content for the City offices.

The Mechanic works under the close supervision of the shop foreman. Performs semi-skilled work, in maintaining the vehicles and mechanical equipment of the department. Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools; tests, services, and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment; inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work; provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.

The Greens/Groundskeeper prepares and maintains golf course greens, fairways, and other surfaces as required, ensuring compliance with all golfing regulations and standards.  Sets course tee and cup placements, installs and repairs irrigation systems, and operates and maintains greenkeeping equipment. The applicant will require a working knowledge of USGA regulations regarding course settings.

The Chief of Police is under the direct supervision of the Mayor and serves as the highest-ranking uniformed officer in the department.  This position requires that the candidate must meet and maintain minimum training and certification requirements for the position as established by the City of Blytheville and the State of Arkansas. This position prefers the graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in law enforcement.   

This position Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of Law Enforcement experience; and a minimum of Six (6) years’ experience as a police chief or staff-level command officer at the rank of Lieutenant or higher. Possess or obtain an Arkansas State CLEST certification of advanced law enforcement officer or higher.  Has successfully completed the FBI National Academy, Southwestern Legal Foundation, Southern Police Institute, or Northwestern University command course of study.  

 An associate degree or higher in Criminal Justice or a related field is requested but not required.

Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the field of law enforcement and six (6) years of supervisory and command experience.

Completion of a law enforcement training program required: FBI National Academy, School of Police Management and Command, the Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course, or other appropriate leadership training.

 Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

Any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The City of Blytheville is a zero tolerance drug/alcohol-free, smoke-free workplace. It is an Equal Opportunity Employer.