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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Administrative Technician - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & FOOD SAFETY (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)
This position is funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grantor.  This position is funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grantor. This p...
Supervisor A - Maintenance (Support Services) (Open Positions: 1)
This position works under the general direction of the Manager A and is responsible for overseeing maintenance services and repairs in the areas of plumbing, electrical, and saf...
2024 Temporary Laborer Register
Shelby County Government is looking for individuals who are interested in being considered for Temporary Laborer (foreman, pest control, skilled and unskilled) opportunities. Ap...
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.
Clerical Specialist - BILINGUAL WIC (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)
This position is funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grantor. This position is funded by a grant for a duration of time as defined by the grantor. This po...
2024 Temporary Appointed Register
Shelby County Government is looking for individuals who are interested in being considered for temporary opportunities. Applications are accepted and valid January through Decem...
2024 Temporary Custodial Register
Shelby County Government is looking for individuals who are interested in being considered for Temporary Custodial opportunities. Applications are accepted and valid January thr...
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...
Administrative Technician - POPULATION HEALTH (Health Services) (Open Positions: 1)
Performs specialized administrative support tasks necessary to support the Deputy Administrator of Population Health and Newborn Screening. In addition, including data entry, sc...
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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