600 Stanley Merrill Drive
Oxford, AL 36203
Monday - Friday
7:00 am to 5:00pm
The Oxford Civil Service Board holds regular meetings the last Thursday of the month. The Board may hold special, adjourned, or call meetings at any time. A majority of the members of the Board (3) shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Various items are entered on the Agenda and discussed monthly. Minutes of these meetings are taken and recorded as well as business transacted by the Board. The Civil Service Board keeps records of Civil Service employees and respectively their promotions, commendations, transfers, demotions, written reprimands, suspensions, terminations and evaluations.
All records of the Civil Service Board, except those which must be kept confidential for reasons of public policy, shall be open for inspection by any resident of the City of Oxford, Alabama at all reasonable times, after written request have been submitted to and approved by the Mayor.
The Civil Service Board was created in 1975 and consists of five members appointed by the State of Alabama Legislature who represent the City of Oxford. All appointees serve terms of six years and take the Constitutional Oath of Office, which is filed in the Office of the Probate Judge. The Chairperson and Secretary are elected at the last regular meeting of each year. The method of election consists of nomination and second from the floor. Current appointees are as follows:
Jimmy Ogburn, Chairman
Debbie Owen, Secretary
Russell Bryan, Member
Scott Stephens, Member
Stanley Merrill, Member
Applications for all positions are always welcome and will be held in the Civil Service office for two years. You may download an application by clicking the desired position below. You may also come in to the Civil Service Board office at 600 Stanley Merrill Drive, Oxford, Alabama 36203 to obtain an application.
Please remember when mailing an application for Police Officer, Fire Fighter, Corrections Officer or Communications Officer, a copy of your driver’s license is required.
It is the procedure of the Oxford Civil Service Board that applicants applying for a titled position with the City of Oxford be tested. When an applicant successfully passes an examination, he/she is then referred to as a Candidate. Each candidate is then listed on an Eligible Roster, beginning with the top score.
The Board certifies the top six scores and those applications along with the test scores are given to the Department Head who has the vacant position.
According to the Civil Service Rules and Regulations, each applicant will be given one-half (1/2) percentage point for each year of experience and each year of college; pertaining to the position for which he/she is applying, with accompanying proof of grade or a copy of the certification/diploma.
Each candidate for Police Officer who has completed the Police Academy Training Course shall receive ten (10) points. Each candidate for Fire Fighter who has completed the Fire College Minimum Standards School shall receive ten (10) points. All honorably discharged and active military VETERANS shall receive 5 points. No candidate's additional examination points shall exceed ten (10) points.
The procedure/practices for hiring Police Officers and Fire Fighters have changed. Uncertified applicants are now required to take the BAT (Basic Aptitude Test) administered by Gadsden State. The cost for this test is $45.00 and is paid for by the applicant. Results of the test are emailed to the training officers. The Civil Service Board no longer administers an additional written test for these two positions. Please see the Civil Service Clerk in person for further instructions and questions.
The City of Oxford is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age or disability.
Requirements for Fire Fighter, Police Officer, Corrections Officer and/or Communications Officer applications:
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER
YOU MUST BE 19 YEARS OF AGE TO BE A FIRE FIGHTER, CORRECTIONS OFFICER OR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
YOU MUST BE A LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF ALABAMA
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
YOU MUST HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED
Applications for Non-Public Safety covers all positions in the City of Oxford except Fire Fighter, Police Officer, Corrections Officer and Communications Officer. When mailing an application for Police Officer, Fire Fighter, Corrections Officer or Communications Officer please include a copy of your driver’s license.
Fill the form below to contact Oxford Civil Service