Law Enforcement Careers

Public Safety & Service

Employment Opportunities and Benefits

Deputy Sheriff

Cpl Keith Oshel

$36,379.20 – $55,161.60

Must complete a 14 week (520 hour) A.P.O.S.T.C. Training Program

Corrections Officer


$32,988.80 – $50,003.20

Must complete a 3 week Jail Management Training Program


  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • In – House Fitness Facility
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • Take Home Vehicle if you Reside in Lee County (Deputy)
  • Medical/Dental and Life Insurance
  • Educational Assistance

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be 21 years of age (Deputy Sheriff) 19 years of age (Correction Officer)

Must be a U.S. citizen

Must possess at a minimum an accredited high school diploma or GED

Must pass a Criminal Background Check

Must pass a Background Investigation

Must not have any felony convictions

Must not have any domestic violence convictions

Must be honorably discharged from the military, if applicable

Must be able to pass a drug screen

Must pass a physical ability/agility test

Must be able to work shift hours/weekends/holidays

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driver’s history

Must possess integrity, responsibility and good judgment

Must be physically capable of performing all essential job demands of a Deputy Sheriff and Correction Officer

Must be able to pass the Alabama Peace Officers Standard and Training physical test and knowledge test (Deputy Sheriff)

Must possess good communication skills both oral and written

Any applicant who has not earned an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college or university will be required to complete a APOSTC approved Basic Ability Test (BAT)

                              What does the Physical Agility/Ability Test consist of?                                

Push Car 15 feet

Climb a 6 foot wall or chain link fence

Crawl through a window

Walk balance beam

Pull/drag 165lb dummy 15 feet

22 push-ups in 1 minute

25 sit-ups in 1 minute

Run 1.5 miles in 15 minutes and 28 seconds

If you would like to be a part of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office team, you can apply……

In person…… Lee County Sheriff’s Office

1900 Frederick Road

Opelika, AL 36801


or visit the Alabama Career Center

Applications will only be accepted for POSTED positions and must be received by the closing date!

Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by an application!

Applications may be printed and mailed to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at the above address.