The City of Talladega, Alabama

Job Postings

Job Title: Magistrate           Department: Municipal Court          Salary Range: $14.16 - $21.83

 Under the supervision of the Chief Court Clerk, the employee exercises authority as assigned by law to issue warrants, accept pleas, receive and record fines, provide clerical support to the court, and perform other duties as mandated by applicable local, state, and federal law. The employee processes cases made by City police officers for court. The employee prepares and issues warrants and subpoenas, assigns case numbers, sets court dates and prepares court dockets. Must possess a high school diploma or GED, valid and current driver's license, and three (3) years of administrative work experience in an office environment dealing with the public, preferably in the legal field; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities commensurate with the requirements of this job to apply. 

 Applications are due to the Human Resources Department by 5 p.m. Friday, January 12th. Testing for this position will be Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m., and Thursday, January 18th at 4 p.m. at Talladega City Hall.

 **Due to recent weather delays, we will be administering an additional test for the Magistrate position Tuesday, January 23rd, at 10 a.m. at Talladega City Hall.** 

    Magistrate Job Description.pdf

    Job Title: Certified Police Officer       Department: Police      Salary Range: $15.86 - $ 24.45
  Under the supervision of the Sergeant-Patrol, the employee performs law enforcement activities on behalf of the City Police Department; performs patrol duties of assigned area; processes civil and criminal papers in accordance with established procedures, provides security for court proceedings; and for special events held within the City; and performs maintenance checks on equipment prior to each shift. 

  Applications are due to the Human Resources Department by 5 p.m. Friday, February 2nd. Testing for this position will be Monday, February 5th at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, February 7th, at 2 p.m. at Talladega City Hall.
   Police Officer-Talladega-Jun 2017.pdf

     Job Title: Police Officer Recruit (Non-Certified)       Department: Police       Salary Range: $10.08 - $15.54
  Under the direct supervision of the Captain, the employee is assigned to learn basic knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to become a Police Officer. The employee participates in on-the-job training, and directed self-study in preparation to attend an approved Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) certification program. The preparatory training includes reading text materials and studying in order to acquire and maintain proficiency in the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the tasks of a Police Officer. Employee receives training in law enforcement skills. Recruit will also assist the Department in normal law enforcement duties but will do so under close supervision. 
 Applications for this position are due to the Human Resources Department by 5 p.m. Friday,  February 2nd. Testing for this position will be Monday, February 5th at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, February 7th, at 2 p.m. at Talladega City Hall. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE REQUIRED BAT TEST WILL BE ALLOWED TO TEST FOR THIS POSITION! Please see information below. 


In partnership with the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) has adopted the ACT WorkKeys Assessment as the official Basic Ability Test (BAT) for all applicants for Law Enforcement Officer and State Correctional Officer employment and certification. This requirement is effective July 1, 2017.

In addition to possession of a valid high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, the BAT is required of all applicants, excepting those applicants who have been previously APOSTC certified and who are required to complete the Refresher training for reinstatement of their Certification, or, those applicants possessing an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent.

Individuals who do not possess a valid ACT WorkKeys Assessment (BAT) may test at any Alabama Community College within the State. A list of Alabama Community Colleges can be found below. Applicants or their agencies may contact the community college nearest their location for scheduling and other related information.

A fee of $45, payable to the community college, is required prior to testing. Should an applicant fail any segment of the three segment test, the applicant is allowed to re-take that segment for an additional fee of $15 per segment.

Police Recruit-Talladega-Jun 2017.pdf   BAT Testing Locations.pdf