What happens after the interview?
After interviews, the hiring department will make a recommendation to the Human Resource Department, and the pre-employment hiring process begins. This process will include verification of credentials (diplomas/degrees/certifications), criminal history background and reference checks. In some job classifications your credit history may be checked. The findings are then reviewed by Human Resource staff and the hiring department head and/or his or her designee to approve the pre-employment findings. If approved, the selected candidate is then notified of the conditional offer of employment. The conditional phase will include a physical examination and drug screen, depending on the job.
What are the paid City holidays?
The paid City holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
I understand that I will not be allowed to continue coverage under the City Group Health Plan after I turn age 65. If my spouse is a dependent on the plan but is younger than me, can he/she stay on the plan even after my coverage is cancelled?
Yes. A spouse under age 65 may continue coverage under the City Group Health Plan even though his or her retiree spouse's plan discontinues at age 65.
Once I complete the probationary period, what are my protections as a full-time employee?
Covered employees who have successfully completed the established probationary period are considered regular status and are entitled to the privileges and protections afforded by the Personnel Board pursuant to Ala. Act 2006-233.
How do I apply for a job with the City of Tuscaloosa?
With the exception of public safety positions and certain labor type positions, applications are only accepted when there is an existing vacancy. When there is a vacancy the job is generally posted for five (5) working days. You may apply for a position with the City of Tuscaloosa two ways. You may apply online from anywhere you can obtain internet access. You may apply online at the Human Resources office in City Hall. More information can be obtained at Hiring Procedures.
May I be terminated during the probationary period?
During a covered employee's probationary period, a department head may discharge a probationer under his or her supervision by stating in writing the reasons to the mayor. If the mayor disagrees with the discharge, mayor may, within five (5) days of receipt of the written statement, notify the department head and the probationer of the time and place of a hearing to be conducted in regard to the discharge. Upon failure of the mayor to so notify within five (5) business days, the mayor shall be deemed to have consented to the discharge. In the event that such a hearing is scheduled, the department head may suspend the probationer without pay pending the hearing.
How do I apply online for a job with the City of Tuscaloosa?
Job opportunities are listed on our website at tuscaloosa.com/government/work-with-us.
Click "Employment Opportunities" to view currently open positions and "Job Descriptions" to view the qualifications and duties of all City positions. Note: We don't take applications for jobs that we are not currently advertising or after the closing date has expired. You can't submit a resume in lieu of an application, but you can upload and attach a resume to your application that is submitted through our online application system.
After determing that you are qualified for a job posted in Employment Opportunities, you may submit an application through our online applications system by clicking "Apply." If you have previously applied with us, you do not have to create another application; your information will be stored, and you should login with the username and password you’ve previously created.
What if I can't remember the username and password that I used to create my online application?
Click on “I Forgot My Username and/or Password” and follow the prompts. If you no longer have the email account that was used to establish your account, you will need to create a new account. If further assistance is needed, please call the Government Jobs help line at 1-855-524-5627.
How do I contact the hiring department?
We do not provide contact information about hiring managers, and we ask that you do not make contact with them in relation to employment outside of our formal hiring process.
If I applied for a position that has closed and see another position for the same job title, do I need to apply again?
Yes. Each position has a unique position and requisition number, and some job titles are used across several departments. For example, if you applied for an Equipment Operator posting in Transportation (TDOT), and there is currently another posting for an Equipment Operator in TDOT or another department that you’d like to be considered for, then you need to submit your application for that positing as well. However, if a position is reposted that you have previously applied for, our system will not allow you to reapply.
How do I know if I qualify for a position?
The qualifications for each position are listed in the Minimum Qualifications section of the posting. Some positions allow for a substitution of additional work experience in lieu of educational requirements or vice versa. If a position allows for substitution, it will be stated in the minimum qualifications. Also, some positions allow for obtaining certain credentials or licensures within a time period after hire. Again, if this is permissible, it will be stated in the minimum qualifications.