For those interested in applying to be a correctional officer with the ADOC, select the position you want to apply for below.
The Basic Correctional Officer (BCO) is an entry-level position. BCOs work many posts inside the facilities, and their primary responsibilities include supervising inmates and dormitories, conducting searches, working dining halls, managing functions requiring inmate supervision, assisting with educational and vocational opportunities and providing rehabilitative services.
Candidates will receive a call from a recruiter within 2 business days to begin our fully virtual recruitment process.
The Correctional Officer Trainee (COT) is an entry-level position that requires firearm certification. COTs are responsible for the same tasks as BCOs; however, their firearms certification allows them to work additional posts such as transferring inmates, manning patrol towers and operating perimeter trucks.
Candidates will receive a call from a recruiter within 2 business days to begin our recruitment process. While COT candidates may begin virtually submitting paperwork, each will be required to attend an on-site recruitment event to undergo physical fitness and medical examinations.
The Alabama Department of Corrections offers a variety of non-security employment opportunities. Positions are available across several areas including engineering, administration, maintenance, offender support, correctional industries and general services.
*Note: In evaluating an employment candidate with a history of misconduct, ADOC considers various factors -- including the nature of the position, recency of the misconduct, and evidence of rehabilitation. A candidate who has engaged in felony criminal activity (as defined by Alabama law) is generally precluded from employment in a position classified as a security or correctional staff position.
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