Application Information

We seek qualified individuals to fill positions for clerical, technical, and professional job vacancies. We pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, creed, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.

Applications are accepted online only for any open positions. All applications must be received by 4:30 pm on the closing day unless otherwise indicated.

Sheriff's Department
The County and the Sheriff's Department are two separate employing entities and have separate job applications. For Sheriff's Department Job Information Contact (334) 677-4886.

How To Apply

All completed applications and required materials must be filed with the Personnel Department by the final filing date specified on the job listing announcement. Separate application materials must be completed and filed for each job classification. Please give the complete and exact job title as it appears on the job listing; answer all questions and furnish all information requested on the official job application. Resumes and other unsolicited materials will not be considered in lieu of information requested on the application and/or supplemental form unless otherwise stated.

Rules for Disqualification

General Instructions

  • Applications are accepted for posted/open positions only.
  • Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for applications but may accompany them.
  • Incomplete applications may not be considered.
  • All statements made on the application should be true and correct and are subject to verification.
  • Completed applications may be submitted online.


Vacancies are filled from names appearing on the eligible list. Names of candidates not selected from the eligible list will be retained on the eligible list for future consideration until the expiration date. Any pre-employment testing requirements will be explained on the application.

Status of Applications

Due to the volume of applications received and the transfer of applicants to the various Department Heads, the Personnel Department is unable to advise applicants as to the status of their application. A department representative will contact you if they are interested in scheduling an interview.

Physical Examination

After receiving a conditional job offer, appointees will be required to pass a medical examination conducted at a designated examination sight.

Pre-Employment Drug Screen

Houston County is committed to providing and maintaining a drug-free working environment. After receiving a conditional job offer, appointees are required to pass a drug screen test conducted at a designated testing sight.


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Administrative Building

462 N. Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36303

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Department Hours May Very
Closed Holidays

County Courthouse

114 N. Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36303

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.