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Classified Employment


A classified applicant is a person who is applying for a full time or part time position which does not require professional certification. While some classified positions require college coursework, most positions require a high school diploma or GED.

Classified employees help to secure the safety, health, and well being of the students who attend Mobile County Public Schools. Classified personnel provide the service and support that our schools and central office need to function properly and efficiently. They clean our buildings, prepare meals, maintain our facilities, transport our students, ensure school safety, operate computer labs, work with special needs students, provide administrative support, and maintain records and information.

Paraprofessional positions

Must have completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education, which may be accomplished by documented successful completion of 48 semester hours at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; OR  

Must have obtained an associate’s degree, which may be accomplished by documented successful completion of 64 semester hours at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 

Must possess academic competence in language and mathematical skills.    

Must attach official college transcripts to application prior to application deadline to be considered for the position. 

Pre-Kindergarten Paraprofessionals must also have at least 9 semester hours of early childhood or child development coursework from a regionally accredited institution or a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.

Classified administrative positions

Must have a bachelor's degree or higher. The applicant must meet appropriate requirements or be eligible to meet all local and state requirements of the position.

Central Office and School-based Clerical Positions

The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) administers an Office Proficiency Basic Skills Test for applicants who are recommended for employment in central office and school-based clerical positions. Applicants must be recommended for employment by a hiring manager in order to schedule an appointment for testing.  


A substitute is a person paid on a day-to-day basis in the place of an absent employee or in a vacant position. Substitutes are not considered an employee of MCPSS. There is a separate application for substitutes and the ALSDE online application should not be completed for persons interested in substituting.

MCPSS uses email as our primary means of communication and, as such, you must have a valid email address which you can access and check regularly.

To apply for a job opening CLICK HERE.

For information on the Classified application process, CLICK HERE.


MCPSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer complying with all federal and state discrimination laws and regulations and does not discriminate in its employment programs on the basis of religion, age, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status or disability. 



Mobile County Public Schools has earned and maintains system accreditation through AdvancED.