Why Work With Us?
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is the largest law enforcement agency in Alabama and is looking for dedicated professionals to assist in its mission
of providing public safety through the safe and secure confinement, rehabilitation, and reentry of offenders. Employment with the ADOC will provide a rewarding career with great
benefits. It will also allow you to work with purpose and serve your community with honor.
Hiring Event Schedule
Open Security Positions
The CSG is an entry-level position. CSGs work many posts inside the facilities. Primary responsbilities include supervising
inmates and dormitories, conducting searches, working dining halls, and promoting rehabilitation.
The COT is an entry-level position that prepares employees to become Correctional Officers. COTs are responsible for the same tasks as
CSGs. However, firearms certification allows them to work additional posts, such as transferring inmates, manning towers and operating perimeter trucks.
COT candidates must meet all the CSG requirements along with the following ones:
CSGs must complete the 6-week ADOC Training Academy to receive ADOC certification.
COTs must complete the 10-week APOSTC Academy to receive APOSTC certification.
Physical Fitness Assessment
Modified Agility Test:
Event 1 – Sled Push: This event requires pushing a training sled loaded with 165 pounds a distance of 15 feet across a level
Event 2 – Hurdle Over/Under: Applicant is required to run a distance of 50 yards then step over a 27-inch hurdle, followed by moving under
a 42-inch hurdle, then step over a 27-inch hurdle, followed by moving under a 42-inch hurdle for a total of two overs and two unders. Hurdles are spaced 4 feet apart.
Event 3 – Balance: Applicant is required to run a distance of 72 yards then mount a 6x6-inch beam and walk a distance of 15 feet. At the end
of the beam, the applicant then must dismount.
Event 4 – Weight Drag: Applicant is required to run a distance of 25 yards then lift, pull, or drag a dead weight 165-pound object
(dummy) for a distance of 15 feet.
Sprint & Hold Test:
This event requires completing a 300-meter sprint followed by holding a 165-pound dummy for 10 seconds.
Step Up Test
This event requires stepping up with each foot onto a 12-inch platform then stepping down so both feet touch the ground before stepping back up.
Sit Up Test
On the "Get Ready" command, applicant assumes the starting position by laying flat on their back with knees bent at 45 degrees. Feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart,
resting flat on the ground and may be stabilized by a partner holding the ankles with the hands only. The applicants' fingers must be interlocked behind the neck or head.
Push Up Test
On the "Get Ready" command, applicant will assume the front-leaning rest position (push-up) with the arms straight, elbows locked, hands about shoulder width apart, and palms
placed flat on the floor. The feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. The body should be essentially straight when viewed from the side, from the shoulders to the ankles.
Salary and Advancement
PLUS 27% AVAILABLE INCREASE AFTER 18 MONTHS
Other advancement opportunties include K9 Corps and the Training Division.
ADOC also offers Subsistence Pay for APOSTC Certified Employees and Training and Professional Development Programs.
How to Get Started?
Your path to a secure and rewarding career with the ADOC begins at one of the department’s on-site hiring events, occurring at facilities throughout the state. A current list of upcoming
on-sites can be found on this page (doc.alabama.gov/Employment). You can expect the following activities at on-sites.
Who can help you?
To begin the application process, visit www.applicantpro.com/openings/docalabama/jobs or
contact a recruiter: