Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
Supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws. Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts. Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations. Respond to emergencies, such as escapes. Supervise and direct the work of correctional officers to ensure the safe custody, discipline, and welfare of inmates. Restrain, secure, or control offenders, using chemical agents, firearms, or other weapons of force as necessary. Resolve problems between inmates. Supervise or perform searches of inmates or their quarters to locate contraband items. Monitor behavior of subordinates to ensure alert, courteous, and professional behavior toward inmates, parolees, fellow employees, visitors, and the public. Complete administrative paperwork or supervise the preparation or maintenance of records, forms, or reports. Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training. Carry injured offenders or employees to safety and provide emergency first aid when necessary. Supervise activities such as searches, shakedowns, riot control, or institutional tours. Set up employee work schedules. Develop work or security procedures. Conduct roll calls of correctional officers. Supervise or provide security for offenders performing tasks, such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, or other industrial or agricultural operations. Rate behavior of inmates, promoting acceptable attitudes and behaviors to those with low ratings. Transfer or transport offenders on foot or by driving vehicles, such as trailers, vans, or buses. Convey correctional officers' or inmates' complaints to superiors. Review offender information to identify issues that require special attention.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $19.73   Entry $41,050.00
Mean $26.82   Mean $55,776.00
Experience $30.35 Experience $63,145.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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