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Welcome to the State Personnel Department

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employment opportunities

This is the place to be for job announcements including hot jobs, current announcements, continuous announcements, promotional announcements and positions not currently open for application.
Create and manage your online profile with the Online Employment System OES Instructions

applicants

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This is the place to be for information as an applicant. Please see the employment tab for job opportunities.

Below are resources to help you become a State of Alabama employee and a check list to walk you through the process.

Steps for a career:

  • 1Complete an application and apply in person, by mail, via fax or online. Online Instructions
  • 2Receive your rating by one of these methods: testing, training and experience or skills evaluation.
  • 3Interview with various state agencies with a possible job offer/appointment to the position.

Applicant Resources

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agency services

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privacy policy

Disclaimer

Information presented on Alabama State Personnel Website is collected, organized, and provided for the convenience of the user. While the State Personnel Department attempts to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, it cannot warrant the authenticity or reliability of such information. Under no circumstances will the State Personnel Department be liable for any actions taken or omissions made, from reliance on any information contained on, or linked to, the State Personnel Website from any source nor shall the State be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. A link from a State Personnel Website is not an endorsement of the content, viewpoints, products, or services at the remote site. Users are responsible to determine for themselves which web pages are part of the official State Personnel website and which are merely convenient links. Any questions should be directed to the appropriate State Personnel division found on our Contact page.

EEOC Statement

Applications will be accepted and appointments made on an equal opportunity, merit basis, without regard to sex, race, age, religion, disability, color, or national origin.

Examination Security Policy

Except for pretest information provided by State Personnel to all applicants, you should not directly or indirectly obtain information about examinations. If you do, the State Personnel Director may do several things. One, you may not be given an examination. Two, you may be disqualified after an examination. Three, your name may be removed from a register. Or four, your name may not be certified from the register. (Rules of the State Personnel Board, Chapter 670-X-9.) According to the Code of Alabama, 36-26-47, a willful violation of exam security is a misdemeanor. Any person who is convicted of this type of misdemeanor will not get a State job for a period of five years. If they are officers or employees of the state, they will be required to forfeit their office or position for five years.

If you know of anyone who has violated this policy, you should contact the Examination Manager at the State Personnel Department.

Policy on Accepting College Coursework, Post-Secondary and Advance Degrees

Specific college coursework required for a job, as well as Bachelor’s, graduate, post graduate, and doctoral degrees will be accepted from the schools accredited by any of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States. These associations are listed below:

*Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
*Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
*Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
*North Central Association of Colleges and School - The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)
*New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
*Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

Coursework or degrees from schools that have not been accredited by a regional accreditation association will be accepted if a regionally accredited school considers the coursework or degree to be an acceptable prerequisite for admission to an advanced degree program. For example, if a regionally accredited school accepts an applicant’s bachelor’s degree for admittance into a graduate degree program, State Personnel will accept the degree. In the case of required college coursework (but no degree requirement), State Personnel will accept the college coursework if a regionally accredited school accepts the coursework towards a post-secondary degree (e.g., a bachelor’s degree). This must be documented by a letter of acceptance from the regionally accredited school. State Personnel will review such requests on a case-by-case basis.

This policy is subject to change. Certain state agencies may have additional requirements.

Privacy Statement

The State Personnel Website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for Alabama citizens and businesses to interact with their State Government entity. State Personnel Website strives to provide online resources in a safe, secure manner that respects your privacy when you visit our site.

This privacy statement addresses the collection, use, copyrights, disclaimers, and security of information that may be obtained by the State of Alabama Personnel Department through the use of the (personnel.alabama.gov) website.

If you visit the State Personnel Website, the agency may collect some or all of the following information:

*The name of your domain; for example, "xyzcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account
*An IP address: a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet
*The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
*The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
*The pages you visit within our website

This information is collected for statistical analysis using third party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas in order to better plan future enhancements. E-mail or other information requests sent via the website may be maintained or forwarded to another agency or entity for appropriate action. This information is not collected or sold for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to this website, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we may collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

*Your name, address, phone number, SSN, etc.
*An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail
*Information you voluntarily submit to the SPD for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online
*Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail

In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

Security Statement

SPD adopts the Internet Security policies outlined by the State of Alabama Information Services Division (ISD). View the Alabama.Gov adopted Security Policy at ISD Security Policy. The SPD Information Technology area and the State of Alabama ISD have taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire web-operating environment. One of the key features is the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption for transmission of confidential information.

SPD has committed to ensuring citizens and affiliates that their personal information will not be shared, sold, or transferred to any third party without their prior consent, or unless it is required by law. Sensitive information used in transactions, such as social security numbers and other personal data, will not be disclosed unless the information is determined to be a “public record” as defined by Alabama Law or is released pursuant to a lawful court order or subpoena.

To better serve users, many websites use "cookies" to customize the browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. These files identify you as a unique user and track your movements through the site. This technology allows us to verify your transaction requests and walk you through some of the functions on the website. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.