Applications being accepted for Deputy Sheriff & Correctional Officers

Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:00 am

The Shelby County Law Enforcement Personnel Board for Shelby County, Alabama, holds quarterly examinations for Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer for the Shelby County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office.  Examinations for Administrative/Clerical/Support Services are also held when requested by the Sheriff’s Office.

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

Salaries: See current pay scale posted on and

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

Examination Dates: Deputy/C.O.: All Fridays in Febuary, May, August, and November except after Thanksgiving; Clerical as needed

Examination Times: Deputy at 8:45 a.m., C.O. at 12:45 p.m.; Admin/Clerical/Support Svcs. 8:45 a.m.

Examination Location: Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 543 McDow Road, Columbiana, AL 35051, last building on the left at north end of McDow Road; arrive 30 minutes early to complete paperwork

Application DEADLINE: Apply ONLINE no later than 4:00 p.m. the last Friday of the month prior to a month in which exams are held

Application and Testing Procedure

TO APPLY ONLINE, click here to visit our Job Opportunites page and read all instructions. You will also see the link where you can apply online.  Applicants must have an email address and apply ONLINE.  Paper applications are no longer accepted.

MANDATORY: a notarized Applicant Statement and Authorization to Release Information form signed in front of a Notary Public, and a Background Investigation Authorization form; blanks of both forms will be available at exams.  A Notary will be present to notarize Applicant Statements at no charge.  (To save time on exam day, you may print the forms from either website, date with your test date, and complete in advance except for signatures.)  Two tests in one day require only one of each form.  You must show a valid driver license to test.

The Sheriff’s Office will notify selected qualified applicants of PT, etc., at a later date after background checks.  Deputy and C.O. exams are held quarterly, but you may take each only ONCE per year.  Be sure you are able to pass the fitness test for the job classification (or 35-words-per-minute keyboard test for Clerical applicants) before initial exam.  NO children or pets are allowed at examinations, physical tests, interviews, etc.

Age requirements: 20 to test for Deputy, 21 to be hired; 18 to test for C.O., 19 to be hired; 19 test/hire for Clerical

Education: applicants must be High School graduates or have a G.E.D. in order to test for any/all classifications

Other: Deputy/C.O. applicants must pass mandated parts of APOSTC fitness test (requirements available in LEPB office or online); Clerical applicants must pass a keyboard test; ALL applicants must be USA citizens and pass a background investigation, interviews, personality inventory, polygraph, doctor’s physical, drug screen prior to appointment; Deputy applicants shall be required to meet State Minimum Standards for Law Enforcement Officers, and be able to complete State standard minimum training requirements after initial hiring

Job DutiesFor job descriptions of all open-examination classifications, visit our Job Opportunities page. Career Opportunities are also available in the SCLEPB office

You may contact the LEPB office at 205-670-6121 with questions concerning the testing/hiring process.

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.