Jefferson County, Alabama

Employee Selection


Employee Selection
The Employee Selection Division is designed to create, administer, and assess fair selection procedures for all job candidates. 

Jefferson County Commission administers four different types of interviews. All interviews are standardized, meaning all candidates are provided with the same questions/tasks. All interviews are either audio or video recorded. The types of interviews used are as follows:

Structured Interview – Candidates are provided interview questions either through a live panel or computer monitor. Each question is read aloud for a candidate to respond.

Work Sample – Candidates are asked to perform several job-related tasks.

Role Play – Candidates interact with a trained role player to act out different scenarios that can be encountered on the job.

Computer Based Assessment – Candidates participate in a computer-based assessment that includes a variety of different questions to assess whether the candidate has the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.