Employment Opportunities with DHR

The Alabama Department of Human Resources seeks to partner with communities to promote family stability and provide for the safety and self-sufficiency of vulnerable Alabamians. We strive to be an organization which is: client focused, knowledge driven, results oriented, based on cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders, based on open and effective communications, and structured to provide quality and timely services.

In doing this work, DHR, seeks to provide all counties with adequate resources and staff to assist in our mission and vision. DHR offers exciting job opportunities for social workers, caseworkers, and financial support workers in Child Welfare, Adult Protective Services and Financial Support Programs.

State jobs in the classified service are under the merit system. The merit system is based on competition, and positions are filled on an equal opportunity basis. To be considered for a job, you must be on an employment register; and hiring is done by the Department from names certified by the State Personnel Department.

Please review our job opportunities to see if you qualify to become a part of our workforce.

Opportunities available for Social Workers

Opportunities for individuals with degrees related to Social Work

Opportunities available for employment in Financial Assistance Programs

Opportunities available for Administrative Support Assistants

In order to qualify for a state job, you must first meet the minimum qualifications. These requirements can be found on any job announcement under the heading: "Qualifications Needed to Apply" Announcements for both current job listings and continuous job listings can be accessed here on our web site. They can also be obtained from our office or any local Employment Service Office. You should review each announcement carefully, noting the location of the job opening, minimum qualifications, description of job duties, and any special requirements. Taking the time to thoroughly review each announcement will help you avoid applying for jobs that may not interest you, or for which you may not qualify.

You may also refer to our Career Guide which contains a listing and brief description of many jobs in the State classified service. Jobs are categorized by occupation which can help you quickly identify a number of job classes in your area of interest. Finally, if you still cannot find what you are looking for, you may call the State Personnel Department directly and speak to one of our employment counselors. This person will be happy to help you in your job search.