Jefferson County, Alabama

Human Resources


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Welcome to the Jefferson County Human Resources Department. Our team is responsible for matching the right candidates to the right job. We are also responsible for Jefferson County benefits administration, payroll, employee relations, personnel actions, learning and organizational development, compliance with relevant employment laws and guidelines, policy administration, and equity and inclusion programs.

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. With more than 2,500 employees in over 26 diverse departments and 250 different job classes, the County offers many possibilities and infinite career opportunities. 

At Jefferson County, we want our employees to enjoy long-term employment with reliable benefits and flexible work schedules (depending on the job and department). We offer a strong benefits package with options to meet the various needs of our employees. 

Have a question or need help? The Human Resources Department is located at:

716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N.
Annex - 6th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203

Tel: (205) 325-5249
Fax: (205) 325-5598

To Connect with HR and view our HR phone system flow options, click here.

It is the policy of Jefferson County Commission to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including sexual identity, sexual preference and pregnancy), national origin or ancestry, genetic make-up, disability status, protected veterans status, equal pay or any other characteristic protected by law. Jefferson County Commission is a drug-free workplace.