Position Definitions

Closed Promotional

For current Shelby County Permanent or Durational employees only, closed promotional positions excludes Shelby County temporary employees and Shelby County employees on original job probation, extended probation, disciplinary probation, or suspension.


Funded by grants, durational positions are funded for length of the grant period.


Open to the public and county employees during specific posting dates as specified on the job announcement.

Open Register

Open register positions establishes a register of qualified applicants to be retained until a specified period of time to be considered for appointment or until the list of eligible applicants is exhausted.