PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF MAYOR LEE HARRIS

Work to Break The Cycle

Providing jobs, dignity, and hope while removing barriers to success beyond bars.
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SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT WANTS TO HIRE YOU

Regardless of your arrest or conviction history, Shelby County Government is looking for individuals who are ready to put their talents to work for our community. From clerical positions to support services to trained technicians, we have a place for you to start your career.
Whether it is part-time or full-time employment, seasonal or sustained, new job opportunities are open every month. Together we will help you find a place to get back to work and back to contributing to your community.
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Benefits of Working for Shelby County Government

Minimum Wage of $16/hr

Healthcare Coverage

Pension Program

Paid Parental Leave

And more

Benefits to the community

Reduce Recidivism and Improve Public Safety

Providing employment can help people get back to work and back to contributing to the economy while reducing recidivism and improving public safety.

Encourage Ex-Offenders to participate in the Labor Market

Underemployment of persons with criminal histories has significant consequences on the economy. THE GDP of the United States was reduced by $78-$87 billion in 2014 because ex-offenders were unable to fully participate in the labor market.

Reduce The cost paid by taxpayers to incarcerate Prisoners

It also cost taxpayers $80 billion a year to incarcerate America’s 2.4 million prisoners, and this doesn’t include the cost of families affected by the loss of income, payments associated with visitations, or legal fees.

Shelby County Government has a place for you to start your career and grow your skills.

Job Opportunities for those with a Criminal History

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2024 Temporary Custodial Register
Shelby County Government is looking for individuals who are interested in being consideredfor Temporary Custodial opportunities. Applications are accepted and valid January thro...
Technical Specialist - FIELD SERVICES (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)
This position is funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grantor. Works under general supervision in the Pollution Control Section of the Shelby County Health...
Temporary Foreman I - VECTOR CONTROL (Health Services) (Open Positions: 5)
This position performs mosquito abatement under supervision to reduce the number of mosquitoes for the purpose of reducing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
2024 Temporary Clerical Register
Shelby County Government is looking for individuals who are interested in being considered for Temporary Clerical opportunities. Applications are accepted and valid January thro...
Supervisor A - Pollution Control (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)
This position is funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grantor. Supervises and coordinates the activities of employees in the Air Monitoring Branch.
Truck Driver III (Roads, Bridges & Engineering) (Open Positions: 1)
Works under the direction of an assigned supervisor to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy-duty trucks and small equipment in the transportation of mate...
Community Services Assistant II (Community Services Agency) (Open Positions: 1)
Works under general supervision of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Manager to provide assistance to customers through the CEAP (comprehensive emergency assistance prog...
Truck Driver I (Roads, Bridges & Engineering) (Open Positions: 1)
Works under the direction of an assigned supervisor or crew leader to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of dump trucks for hauling materials (gravel, dirt, asp...
Environmentalist - Food Safety (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)
This position monitors the sanitation level of establishments by conducting sanitation inspections at local and state permitted establishments frequented by the general public.
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Why all Employers Should Join Shelby County Government and Work to Break the Cycle

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At least 95% of all state prisoners will eventually be released.

Recidivism rates drop by 20% when formerly incarcerated individuals are employed.

By allowing participation in the labor market, individuals with histories are able to contribute to the overall economy.

Inclusive hiring practices allow for more people to get not just a job, but a second chance for them and their families.

Explore Felony Friendly Job Opportunities in Shelby County Government