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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Kingsport. Available positions are posted on this web site, advertised in the Sunday edition of area newspapers and posted with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.


Applications will be accepted for advertised vacancies only and the applicant must indicate the position as stated in the job advertisement/announcement. Applications must also be received within the time period specified in the advertisement/announcement.

Completed applications should be printed and mailed or faxed to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 1140 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 unless otherwise stated in the advertisement/announcement. The fax number is (423) 224-1816.


Unsolicited applications will be automatically disqualified for consideration.

If you wish to apply for a specific position with the City of Kingsport, you may download a copy of our employment application, fill it out and return it to us by regular mail at the address listed on the specific announcement.

This application is in Adobe's PDF format. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print this form. If you do not already possess this free software, you may obtain it from Adobe's web site at

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Follow these steps to download and print the
City's Application for Employment :

  1. Ensure that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

  2. Right-click (with the RIGHT mouse button) here.

  3. On the menu that pops up, select "Save Target As..." (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Netscape).

  4. Save the file, empapp.pdf, to your desktop or a folder on your hard drive, maintaining the ".pdf" extension on the saved file.

  5. Double-click (LEFT mouse button) on the saved file. The Acrobat Reader should open the file.

  6. Click on the printer icon to print out the application.

If you have an immediate need for the application form and you continue to experience problems getting it from the web site, you may e-mail the site manager to request a copy of the application form to be sent to you via email. You will still be required to have the Acrobat Reader installed in order to read or print the application.


$29,667 starting salary
Paid Academy
On-the-job Training Program
Annual Retraining and Certification
All Uniforms and Equipment provided

The Kingsport police Department accepts applications for positions as a Police Officer year round. If you are interested in an exciting career in Law Enforcement, apply today.

The City of Kingsport recognizes that an experienced police officer brings increased expertise and quicker employee productivity to the organization. As such the City shall have a policy of providing an adjusted salary based on the appointee's law enforcement employment history.

The following guidelines may apply in order to qualify for the adjustment:

A minimum of 2 years as a sworn law enforcement officer preceding the date of the application,

Either be currently employed by a law enforcement agency, or have left his/her agency (in good standing) no more that three years preceding application,

Comply with all procedures, qualifications, and standards set forth in the POST Commission Rules and Regulations, and Tennessee Code Annotated relating to employment with the Kingsport Police Department regarding certification, background investigations and all mandated testing,

Creditable service shall be defined as one year of credit for every two years of law enforcement service - with a maximum credit of five years (necessitating ten years of experience).

City of Kingsport
Human Resource Department
225 W. Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 229-9401

The City of Kingsport is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
You may find more opportunities on the Police Department's web site.

Summer Recreation Workers

City of Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department

Pool Manager/Assistant Managers & Lifeguards
Positions are available for the Legion swimming pool.
Applicants must be Red Cross certified or hold equivalent. WSI preferred.

Playground Attendants
Positions are available to supervise and work with children in arts & crafts, athletics, nature studies, and Cashiers
Positions are available to operate cash registers and welcome customers.

Tennis Instructors
Positions are available to teach beginning and intermediate tennis lessons in a 5 week program beginning in June.

Must be 16 or older to apply for the above positions.

Applications may be downloaded at or obtained from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 1140 East Center Street Kingsport, TN 37660. Submit complete applications to the above physical address by Friday, April 4, 2008. EOE.

Summer programs run May thru August

Kingsport Contact Info


1st Floor, City Hall


225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660



(423) 229-9400


(423) 229-9350