Each applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have had no convictions of felony crimes or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
Once you have submitted your application through our website and if you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be sent a letter indicating the date, time and place of the written examination. After the test has been administered and the scores have been received, you will be notified of your written test results by mail.
Roster of Eligibles
Upon successfully meeting the minimum point requirements on the written test, the application process continues as follows:
- Background investigation
- Placement on roster of eligibles (hiring list)
- You must successfully pass each of the above-referenced steps to proceed to the next step of the application process.
If you are placed on the roster of eligibles and a vacancy occurs, you may be selected for interview with either the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) or Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue (TFR) Communications Divisions. If, after the interview, you are recommended for hire, you may be presented a conditional offer of employment. You will then be required to submit to and successfully complete the following phases:
- Complete physical examination
- Drug screen
- Polygraph examination
- Psychological examination
If you successfully complete all phases of the conditional offer of employment, you may be presented a final offer of employment.