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Notice of Corrections Officer Examination

Date: November 4, 2017Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:  Show map Chelsea High School Lunchroom
10510 Hwy 11
Chelsea, AL 35043
Driving Directions: 

From I-65

  • take Pelham exit 242.  Head East on Co. Rd. 52 then turn left heading North on CR 11.  Chelsea High School will be on the right.

From Hwy 280

  • Heading East on Hwy. 280 turn Right onto Old 280. Turn Right on CR 11.  Chelsea High School is two miles south on the left.

Contact: Lucy WomacPhone: (205) 670-6121Email:


Notice of Examination
The Shelby County Law Enforcement Personnel Board
for Shelby County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Office
announces an examination for Corrections Officer

Purpose: To fill current and/or future vacancies in the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility

Starting Salary: $15.95+ per hour;  Maximum Salary: $27.63+ per hour, effective 10/07/2016

Examination Date and Time: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.; check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Application DEADLINE: Paperwork must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fringe Benefits Include: Group medical insurance, pension plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and other types of leave; job security; educational and/or fitness incentives for those who qualify.

Place and Procedure

Exam will be held in Chelsea High School's lunchroom (10510 Hwy. 11, Chelsea, AL 35043; I-65 Pelham exit 242, E on Co. Rd. 52, N on CR 11, school is on right; or E on Hwy. 280, rt. on Old 280, to Co. Rd. 11, school is 2 miles south on left). Take road around north/left side of school and park in rear near lunchroom.

Info package available at SCLEPB office in Butch Ellis Community Services. Bldg., 108 W. College St., Rm. 102, Columbiana, AL 35051, behind Courthouse (8-4:30 M-F), or print from Sheriff’s Office’s website: under Career Opportunities.

Hand-deliver to the office or mail to SCLEPB, P. O. Box 1006, Columbiana, AL 35051 the following items: completed application (keep a copy!); résumé; copy of high school diploma OR H.S. transcript w/grad. date OR G.E.D., even if you attended college; Applicant Statement and Authorization to Release Information form (pg. 18 of application, signed in front of a notary); and copies of any pertinent credentials/awards/certificates/letters of recommendation.  We do not send reminder notices – THIS IS YOUR ONLY NOTIFICATION of the written exam.  We do not give out study guides.

You must show valid driver license to be admitted.  Test administrator checks off list of pre-registered applicants and locks the door at 1:00 p.m.  Exam takes 2-2½ hours.  Scores are mailed.  Sheriff’s Office notifies qualified applicants of the fitness test.  This exam is held quarterly, but each person may take it only ONCE a year, so please be sure you can pass the fitness test a few weeks later.  Please notify the LEPB of name/address/phone #/job changes.

Age requirements: Minimum age to take examination is 18 years; 19 years to be appointed

Education: HS diploma, HS transcript w/graduation date, or G.E.D.; submit copy of one with application

Other: All sworn law enforcement personnel must be USA citizens, all Corrections Officer applicants must pass the Physical Agility / obstacle course portion of the APOSTC fitness test (requirements available in LEPB office or online), background investigation, interviews, personality inventory, polygraph, doctor’s physical, and drug screen prior to appointment; NO children or pets allowed allowed at written or physical testing.

Examination Subjects and Weights: Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to read and comprehend written material; logical reasoning; memory and observation; Passing score: 70

Job Duties: For job descriptions of all four open-examination classifications, see, Career Opportunities; also available in the SCLEPB office

NOTE:  This exam will be held at a Shelby County School.  A law is in effect prohibiting smoking in schools and on school grounds, so THERE IS NO SMOKING – EITHER IN THE SCHOOL, ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS, OR EVEN IN THE PARKING LOT IN CARS.  ALSO, NO FIREARMS ALLOWED.  This is to uphold the law and to keep our children’s educational environment clean and safe.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Shelby County Law Enforcement Personnel Board provides a public personnel system based on merit principles.  It strives for the constant improvement to the public service by employing and developing the best-qualified people available.  Every applicant is rated solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other legally-protected status.

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