Entry-Level Job Titles

Accounts Examiner I

The Acccounts Examiner I position is the entry-level position within the department. College graduates with a degree in Accounting are eligible for employment as an Accounts Examiner I. These positions are located throughout the State of Alabama. The starting salary for new graduates is typically step 6 of pay range 72. New employees serve a one-year probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, employees are granted a permanent status in the State Merit System and are eligible for a pay increase.

State Intern

Internships are available for those individuals who are currently juniors or seniors in college and pursuing their degree in Accounting. These positions are part-time, conditional appointments. Interns are not eligible for benefits provided to other state employees such as holidays, retirement, leave or insurance.

More information on job qualifications, salary range, and type of work for positions within the agency can be found in the links below.

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.