What to Expect at a Hiring Event:
Your path to a secure and rewarding career with the ADOC begins at one of the Department’s COT On-Sites or BCO Open Houses, which is why we want you to be fully prepared. You can expect the following activities at the hiring event:
|COT (Correctional Officer Trainee)
||BCO (Basic Correctional Officer)
||Law Enforcement Services Division Interview
||Personnel Document Review
||ADOC Physical Fitness Assessment
Physical Fitness Assessment
The ADOC Physical Fitness Assessment is a mandatory requirement for the position of Correctional Officer Trainee. Every applicant must pass specific physical
fitness requirements in order to be certified as a Correctional Officer Trainee – there are no exceptions for age or gender.
Modified Agility Test:
Event 1 – Sled Push: This event requires pushing a training sled loaded with one hundred sixty-five (165) pounds, fifteen (15) feet across a level concrete surface.
Event 2 – Hurdle Over/Under: The applicant is required to run a distance of fifty (50) yards then step over a twenty seven (27) inch hurdle, followed by moving under a forty two (42) inch hurdle, then the applicant will step over a twenty seven (27) inch hurdle, followed by moving under a forty-two (42) inch hurdle for a total of two overs and two unders. The hurdles will be spaced four (4) feet apart.
Event 3 – Balance Beam: The applicant is required to run a distance of seventy two (72) yards then surmounting a six (6) inch by six (6) inch beam suspended one (1) foot in the air and walking a distance of fifteen (15) feet. At the end of the beam, the applicant is required to dismount the one (1) foot distance to the ground.
Event 4 – Dummy Drag: The applicant is required to run twenty-five (25) yards and then lift, pull, or drag a dead weight object (dummy) approximately one hundred sixty-five (165) pounds for fifteen (15) feet.
Sprint & Hold Test:
- Applicant will sprint three hundred (300) meters, and immediately following:
- Applicant will lift and hold approximately one hundred sixty-five (165) pound dummy for ten (10) seconds
Step Up Test:
This event requires completing as many step up/downs on a twelve (12) inch step in 60 seconds.
Applicant will do as many reps as possible in sixty (60) seconds
What is a step-up?
- The applicant will start with both feet on the ground
- Step up with one foot followed by the other
- Once both feet are on the step applicant will step back down to the ground
- This constitutes one (1) rep
Push-Ups - Each applicant must complete as many reps as possible in sixty (60) seconds.
What is a Push-Up?
- The feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart.
- Your body should be essentially straight when its viewed from the side (from the shoulders to the ankles).
- You must touch the fist of the instructor as you lower your body.
Sit-Ups - Each applicant must complete as many reps as possible in sixty (60) seconds
What is a Sit-Up?
- Lay flat on your back with knees bent at 45 degrees.
- A partner should stabilize your feet by holding your ankles.
- Your fingers must be interlocked behind your neck.
- You must touch your elbows to your thighs/knees.