Procedures in Applying for Employment
An applicant for a position within the Circuit Clerk's Office of Shelby County, Alabama must submit a
completed official application. Applicants should mail their completed applications to the Administrative
Office of Courts at the address shown on the form. Once your application is received, you will be scheduled for a written
examination and will receive notification by mail when and where to report for testing. Written examinations are given the
months of January, April, July, and October. Please refer to the
current testing schedule. All applicants who
receive a final passing grade, and who meet the qualifications for appointment, will be listed on a register. When an opening
is available within our office, we make a formal request for Administrative Office of Courts to submit the register of qualified
applicants. Qualified applicants are then scheduled for interviews.
Newly employed employees serve a six (6) month probationary period at which time a written evaluation is
completed. If said individual is fully qualified and receives an acceptable evaluation, he or she will become a merit employee.
Fringe benefits for our employees include sick leave, annual leave, retirement and health insurance.