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If You Need a Job, The Jail NEEDS YOU!



Career Opportunity    

The  Montgomery  County  Sheriff’s Office is interested in qualified men and women  of   high  character  with genuine  concern  for  the safety of others and who are willing to accept a challenging and diverse career as a Corrections Officer. If you are a responsible individual who can think and perform under pressure, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office invites you to accept the challenge and become a member of our team of professionals.                                               

Qualifications for Correction's Officer
  • 19 Years of Age
  • Possess a Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Good Health and Physically Fit
  • Pass a Criminal Background Check 
  • Tattoos/body art/brands/body piercings that are visible when wearing a
    regulation short sleeve shirt and no tie is strictly prohibited


Application Procedures   

Applications must be filed with the Montgomery City-County Personnel Department at 27 Madison Ave., Montgomery, AL. 36104. Applications may be delivered in person, by U.S. Mail, or facsimile (334) 241-2219.  You may reach Personnel's website by clicking here: Montgomery City/ County Personnel


All Applicants must take a written test, which consists of multiple choice questions. Applicants will receive notification regarding  the date, time & location of the examination.  

Physical Fitness Requirements  

Applicants must pass a physical agility / ability test which is required by the Sheriff’s Office and the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. This test consists of an Physical Agility Course with a 90 second time limit:

  • Pushing a car 15 ft.
  • Short run and climb a wood or chain link fence
  • Short run and crawl through a frame (similar to a window)
  • Short run and cross a balance beam (4 inches off ground)
  • Short run and pull a 165 lb dummy 15 ft.


Hiring Process  
  • Apply @ City / County Personnel
  • Take Written Test
  • Pass Physical Agility Course
  • Background Check
  • Drug Test
  • Polygraph
  • Physical Examination
  • Interview by Staff

Benifits Include
  • Competitive Salary
  • Retirement Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Uniforms & Equipment Provided
  • Shift differential pay ($50 per month for 2nd Shift & $100 per month for 3rd Shift)
  • College Incentive Plan (2 step raise with Bachelor Degree & 3 Step raise with Master Degree)  
  • In house fitness room at Sheriff's Office and Jail                                         

Salary Range   

Correction Officer Trainee: $28,392

Correction Officer: $29,569 - $42,093

Corporal: $31,837 - $45,321

Sergeant: $37,035 - $52,721

Lieutenant: $41,583 - $59,195

Captain: $47,338 - $67,387

* Salary ranges are subject to change

Applicants must be willing to perform shift work and be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.  There may also be requirements to work overtime.  Applicants will be required to complete the 2-week Jail Management Course. After successful completion,will be required to complete a 6 month probationary period.

Contact Information

Office #: 334.832.7167                                               

Fax #:      334.265.0991

Lieutenant Thomas LeSage thomaslesage@mc-ala.org

Sergeant Delores Frazier  deloresfrazier@mc-ala.org