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If you have recently entered into public service with one of the 22 Mobile County Merit System agencies - Welcome!   We hope you find your employment to be rewarding and gratifying as we all strive to fulfill our responsibilities to assist citizens with inquiries, requests and needs.

If you have been employed by one or more of the agencies for some time - Thank You for your dedication to public service!  You are serving in an honorable capacity and are valued as an integral part of local government.

Orientation Session – held as needed to introduce new employees to our Merit System
Merit System Benefits – Full time employees receive specific benefits as provided by the Personnel Board Rules, but for information on benefits in your agency, speak with your Human Resource representative
Laws and Rules - the Act that formed our Civil Service Merit System, and the Rules that govern it
Employee Manual - the booklet distributed to all new employees of the Mobile County Merit System
Promotional Opportunities – possibilities for advancement in our Merit System
Training - the classes offered to current Merit System Employees through this department

The Mobile County Merit System has over 4,000 employees serving in approximately 900 job classifications among 22 agencies throughout Mobile County, Alabama. 

The following is a list of the number of employees by jurisdiction as of 12/31/2022.

Mobile County 882 Mobile Housing Authority 84
Mobile County Sheriff's Office 562 Mobile County Emergency Management Agency 9
City of Mobile 1,948 Mobile County Health Department 188
City of Prichard 115 Mobile County Racing Commission 1
City of Chickasaw 45 Mobile Public Library 159
City of Saraland 162 Water Works and Sewer Board-City of Prichard 30
City of Citronelle 41 Saraland Water and Sewer Board 14
City of Bayou La Batre 40 Satsuma Water and Sewer Board 9
City of Satsuma 43 Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre 14
City of Creola 16 Utilities Board of the City of Chickasaw 3
Town of Mount Vernon 23 Mobile County Personnel Board 32
Mobile Area Water and Sewer System 312    

Total Active Employees in the Merit System:        4,732