Career Opportunities

Entry-Level Job Titles and Salary Information

College graduates with degrees in accounting are eligible for employment in the Accounts Examiner I (10641) classification. New employees typically start at the minimum salary listed and may receive annual raises until they reach the top of their pay scale. Employees also earn additional raises by promotion to a higher job classification. All new employees must successfully complete a probationary period in their new job prior to being granted permanent status in the position.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Department of Examiners of Public Accounts conducts all employment practices, including recruitment, appointment, compensation, training, and promotions on an equal opportunity merit basis, without regard to, or discrimination against on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, handicap, national origin, religion, creed, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The Merit System

Jobs in the State Classified Service are filled under a merit system which is based on competitive selection, following the principle that positions are filled on an equal opportunity basis. Permanent jobs with the State are filled by appointment from eligible lists made up of people who have successfully passed an examination, or have met the minimum requirements for a training and experience evaluation. Each examination is based on the kinds of experience, training, and knowledge needed for a particular job.


  • An official Application For Examination must be completed ( Applicants must also submit an official college transcript for each accredited institution attended. Applications received without a transcript will not be processed. Photocopies of transcripts, faxed transcripts, and/or information obtained from the internet will not be accepted.
  • The official application and official transcript should be returned to the address listed below or you may apply online at the State Personnel website ( Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
  • The State Personnel Department establishes the list of eligible names based on a review of their education as shown on the application.
  • The State Personnel Department will notify every candidate of their rank on the employment register.
for further information, contact:

Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts
Personnel Section
P. O. Box 302251
Montgomery, AL 36130-2251
(334) 242-9200