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All employees hired after September 1, 1986, must be residents of Shelby County and shall continue to reside in the County as a condition of their employment. The residency requirement shall not apply to certain public safety/civil service employees. This means exemption of this policy is in effect for the following departments and positions: (1) Sheriff Deputy Patrol Officers and Deputy Jailers, employed by the Sheriff Department, (2) Correction Officers employed by the Division of Corrections, (3) Firefighters and Paramedics personnel employed by the Shelby County Fire Department. The residency exemption for public safety/civil service employees does not include appointed positions with the Sheriff’s Office, Division of Corrections or the Fire Department.
Please read carefully before applying for any positions!
If special assistance is needed to complete the application process, please email Human Resources at [email protected]
Job Status Definitions
Closed Promotional – For current Shelby County Permanent or Durational employees only; excludes Shelby County temporary employees and Shelby County employees on original job probation, extended probation, disciplinary probation, or suspension.
Grant-Funded - Funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grant.
Open – Open to the public and Shelby County employees.
Open Register – A register of qualified applicants to be retained until a specified period of time to be considered for employment or until the list of eligible applicants is exhausted.
Shelby County Government (SCG) employees apply their professional expertise, and unique skill sets to their work every day, including qualifying military experience. As a prospective SCG employee with previous armed services experience, you can apply your tactical skills, leadership, integrity, and teamwork to promote, protect and improve the health and environment of all Shelby County residents. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
Candidates will be selected to move forward in the hiring process based upon qualifications. After interviews are complete and an offer is made, the candidate will be subject to a background check for any convictions that have a substantial relationship to potential job duties. Convictions and arrest histories will not automatically disqualify a candidate.
Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed via email to [email protected].
Your privacy is very important to us. We will never give your information to anyone. Period.