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Employment

All job openings will be listed on this page so that citizens interested in public service careers can have access to the qualifications and descriptions of available positions. All interested applicants may apply at the Personnel Department, Etowah County Courthouse, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

Hiring Process - Requirements
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Minimum Candidate Qualifications for Enforcement and Investigations
  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen
  • Must possess at a minimum an accredited High School diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driver's history
  • Must not have any felony convictions
  • Must not have any domestic violence convictions
  • Must have a strong moral character and stable emotions and temperament
  • Must be able to pass the Alabama Police Officers' Standards and Training physical agility test and knowledge tests.
  • Must pass a thorough drug screening and medical examination.
  • If a candidate has been discharged from the military, it must be an honorable discharge
  • Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing

Minimum Candidate Qualifications for Administrations and Detention:
  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen
  • Must possess at a minimum an accredited High School diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driver's history
  • Must not have any felony convictions
  • Must not have any domestic violence convictions
  • Must have a strong moral character and stable emotions and temperament
  • Must pass a thorough drug screening and medical examination.
  • If a candidate has been discharged from the military, it must be an honorable discharge
  • Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing

Prior to hiring, the following requirements must be successfully met:
  • Oral Interview
  • Polygraph examination
  • Drug screening and medical examination
  • Background investigation and reference checks
  • Physical examination and EKG for designated positions
  • Physical agility test (Enforcement and Investigations)
  • Psychological test (for appropriate positions)
  • Acceptable credit history
  • Successfully pass a keyboarding test, if typing or data entry work is required for the position for which you are applying.
  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying
Documents Needed to Accompany Application
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  1. Certified Copy of Birth Certificate - Must be an official birth certificate. A birth certificate given to a mother at the hospital with the doctor's signature and signature of hospital administrator is not acceptable.
  2. Copy of High School Diploma or Alabama approved G.E.D. transcripts or diploma. Out of state G.E.D. requires transcripts.
  3. Copy of College Degree and/or transcript, if applicable. Transcript must accompany the application whether or not an address has been obtained.
  4. Copy of Military discharge, if applicable. If you have served in the Military, you must have a copy of your military discharge. Only honorable discharges will be accepted.
  5. Legible copy of social security card
  6. Copy of valid driver's license
  7. Copies of all past/present marriage licenses, if applicable.
  8. Copies of all divorce final judgments, if applicable.
  9. Copy of adoption or legal name change, if applicable.
  10. Copy of naturalization certificate, if applicable.
  11. Basic Training Certificate (Law Enforcement/Detention/Administration)

Upon completing the application, you must submit your application in person or by mail. No applications will be accepted without ALL supporting documents.

Job Descriptions and Openings
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No openings at this time

Completed application materials must be filed with the Personnel Department in person or by mail by the closing date specified on the job announcement. Please give the complete and exact job title as it appears on the job announcement; answer all questions and furnish all information requested on the official job application. Applications and information may be obtained from Personnel Department between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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