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Welcome to Dallas County’s Employment Section

The employment division provides recruitment, screening, selection, and placement services to County Offices/Departments.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional, ready to apply your expertise to the next challenge, or a new member of the workforce researching career options, we invite you to explore our job opportunities.

Get ready to make Dallas County your employer of choice… Click here to search our current vacancies!

If you have NOT applied for or updated an account for a Dallas County job opening in the last 2 years (24 months), please create a new account.

HIRING POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
For additional details, click on the VIEW THE POLICY links below:

Hiring Policy

The purpose of the hiring policy is to ensure that hiring departments utilize sound, consistent and effective personnel selection methods to identify the best suited applicants to fill vacant positions in the county. VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-90

Verification of employment eligibility

Dallas County employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification and complete Form I-9, as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Section 86-95  VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-95

Employment background verification

Background checks are conducted on all applicants and may include any of the following, based on the type of position for which you are applying.
  • Social security number
  • Employment history
  • Motor vehicle record
  • Criminal History
    • Instances of deferred adjudication must be referenced on your application.
  • Educational history
    • Diplomas / transcripts must be from an accredited institution and certified (embossed with the institution’s raised seal). To check your institution’s accreditation, click here.
  • Professional/technical certifications and licenses.
Section 86-351-359 VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-351-359
Falsification of Records
Authenticity of all employment documentation will be verified. Providing false or inaccurate information or documentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for the position.  Section 86-106  VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-106
Physical Exams
A pre-employment physical exam is required of all new and former employees,   at the county’s expense. Any offer of employment is contingent on the candidate passing the physical exam. Section 86-161-166 VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-161-166 
Selective Service
Every male between 18 and 26 years old, seeking employment with the county, must verify his registration or exemption from registration with the Federal Selective Service System. Section 86-95 VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-95
Nepotism
Candidates who have immediate family members working for the county will not be able to work in the same department as the family member. Section 86-241 VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-241
EEO Policy
Dallas County offers a work environment that provides equal employment opportunities and fair treatment to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or political affiliation. Our EEO policy includes, but is not limited to, all decisions related to the employment process (recruiting and hiring), employment actions, compensation, benefits, disciplinary actions, application of policies and procedures, and any other terms or conditions of employment. Section 86-221 VIEW THE POLICY - SCROLL TO 86-221
What happens to your application after submission?
If you meet minimum requirements for the job, your application will then be reviewed by the hiring manager. Hiring managers search for and review applications, and schedule their own interviews.
 
When will you be notified for an interview?
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the hiring manager within approximately 2-4 weeks This time period could be shorter or longer (sometimes up to 90 days) depending on the hiring manager’s schedule.
 
How long will the county retain your application?
Applications and similar documents will be retained for 2 years from the date of creation.