Who We Are
As our County Mission states, we provide exceptional everyday service through character and competence. We foster a culture of inclusivity and talent development; we recognize the value of a qualified and diverse workforce, and through the Human Resources Department facilitate a fair, equitable, and productive work environment for all Jefferson County employees - our most valuable resource.
In an effort to maintain a productive and competitive workforce and ensure the delivery of services to the citizens of Jefferson County, the Human Resources Department recruits, hires and retains the best qualified applicants and motivates current employees to reflect the progressive community we serve. Whether it is paving roads, keeping our waterways clean, or helping someone with a business license, our diverse team of employees touches lives everyday by utilizing their knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the needs of our citizens.
About the County
Jefferson County, located in Central Alabama, is a beautiful region nestled in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With a population of 659,300, it is the most populous county in the state. Its county seat, Birmingham, is a wonderfully diverse community rich in history, with a metropolitan area that features something for everyone. It is young, traditional, vibrant, friendly, cultured, and complex!
A Partnership of Elected Commissioners and the County Manager
The County Commission
is the governing body of Jefferson County with five Commissioners elected from districts, for concurrent four-year terms. Each Commissioner is responsible for administering assigned departments and functions of County government. Jefferson County’s daily administration of county government is managed by the County Manager as the Chief Executive Officer.
Jefferson County provides vital services to the residents of the county through over 2,500 employees in 26 departments
including Finance, Revenue, Roads and Transportation, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Development Services, Environmental Services, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, Board of Equalization, plus more. Our diverse group of employees utilizes their knowledge, skills and abilities by working together to provide quality and effective public services to our residents to ensure needs are met.
Jefferson County Commission is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment. In the workplace, diversity recognizes individual differences. Without inclusion, however, the crucial connections that attract diverse talent, encourage their participation, foster innovation and lead to business growth will not manifest. The Jefferson County Commission HR Department believes that diversity and inclusion work together to affect outcomes. As such, we offer equity and inclusion programs and assist in policy development to encourage and create fair practices.