Calhoun County, Alabama

Procedures For Employment

Applications for employment with Calhoun County are accepted when a position is announced, during the regular business hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday by completing the standard application form and mailing it to the address at the top of the application.  Applications may also be brought to the Board Office.

 A new list for an established entry-level position is created annually or if all names on the list have been exhausted.  When a list is expiring, the Civil service board will post a public announcement in the Anniston Star, the state employment agency, this web site and the board office, that applications will be accepted for a specific position.  Announcements will list the basic qualifications, beginning salary, and the final dates that applications will be accepted before testing. Applications must be submitted on the standard application form provided by the Civil Service board.  No resumes will be accepted.

When an announcement for a position is posted, it does not mean that there is a vacancy for the position only that the current list for the position is expiring.  A test for that position will be scheduled approximately two weeks following the closing date that applications are accepted.

Applicants are placed on the eligible list for the position for which they have been tested according to their test score.  When a vacancy for that position occurs, the top six applicants are scheduled for an interview and one will be hired.  The remaining five applicants will go back on the list in the same order, until the next vacancy then their names plus the next applicant from the list will be submitted to the department head where the vacancies exist.  The list will move according to the number of vacancies in the one year period.  At the end of the year, a new list will be established using the same procedures.  Applicant must reapply and be tested again to be on a new list.

After testing is completed, all applicants will receive their test scores.

The Calhoun County Civil Service Board covers only employees with the county Administrative system.  It does not cover city, state or federal employees.

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