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Fort Smith Courthouse
35 So. 6th, Room G5
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ph: 479.783.6139

Employment Opportunities


Position: Pro Shop Assistant RPT

Location: Ben Geren Park

Salary: $14.42 Hourly


Applicants may apply by:


Job Summary:
The employee will be responsible for assisting the Pro Shop Manager in the operation of the Pro Shop to and include.
  • Operating cash register to receive green fees, cart rentals, driving range, and sales of merchandise.
  • Giving receipts for all transactions
  • Able to complete all rental procedures
  • Schedule and regulate all golfers to maximize the use of the golf course at all times.
  • Providing information on golf course policies and procedures.
  • Assists with tee time reservations and merchandise selections.
  • Open and closes Pro Shop along with balancing the cash at end of the day.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Entry Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of golf skills and techniques
  • Computer skills and typing ability
Position: Patrol Deputy
Location: Sheriff's Department
Salary: $36,038.00
Applicants may apply by:
Emailing a cover letter and resume to:
Or on:


Job Summary:
The employee will reports to the Division Commander and /or Patrol Deputy Supervisor and is responsible for patrolling a specified area of the county and performing law enforcement activities. APatroll Deputy working for the Division Commander will serve legal documents as directed by the Courts. The employee is responsible for locating the person to whom the documents are to be served and maintaining records concerning the service of civil legal documents. This position is governed by departmental and County policy and procedures, Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedures and is subject to all laws concerning law enforcement personnel. Must be a citizen of the United States.
Minimum Entry Qualifications:
  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Law Enforcement Certification
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Valid Driver's License


Position: Deputy Tax Collector
Location: Treasurer/Collector's Office
Salary Range: $28,790.00 - $33,871.00 


Applicants should submit a Cover letter & Resume to:


Job Summary:
Reports to the Chief Deputy Collector and is responsible for the collection of tax payments from the citizens of Sebastian County. The volume of collections varies by the location of the office. This position is also responsible for answering inquiries of the public concerning their taxes. This position is governed by state statute, and departmental procedures and is subject to a legislative audit. Must be able to balance currency with tax statements and ability to maintain and update files as needed.


  • High School Diploma, and/or 2 years of related experience
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with the general public
  • Must have the ability to calculate amounts such as discounts, interest, and commissions.
  • Must have data entry and 10 Key experience.
  • Computer knowledge must include Excel and Word.
Position: Park Maintenace Seasonal Part-Time
Location:  Ben Geren Park - Sebastian County
Salary:     $12.00 an hour


Applicants may apply at:
Human Resource Department
35 South 6th Street, G-5
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Job Summaries:
The employee will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the softball and soccer complexes at the Park. will perform other related duties as assigned by the Park Maintenance Supervisor. Work involves the use of equipment including mowers, tractors, loaders, trucks, and other turf maintenance equipment. Grounds-keeping experience is required. Prior experience in sports field maintenance is preferred.


Entry Qualifications:
  • A High School diploma/GED is required
  • Prior grounds-keeping experience
  • Must be able to operate utility vehicles, mowers, tractors, and small lawn care equipment such as weed eaters and chainsaws.



Position: Seasonal Mower
Location: Sebastian County Road Department- Greenwood
Salary:     $12.00 an hour
Applicants must apply through:
Department of Workforce Services
616 Garrison Ave, Rm101
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Or Pick up the Application at:
Human Resource Department
35 South 6th Street, G-5
Fort Smith, AR 72901 


Job Summary:
Work involves maintenance of County right of ways, operating tractors with mowing unit, and manual labor duties. Performs other duties assigned or deemed necessary.
Minimum Entry Qualifications:
  • Previous experience operating a tractor with a mowing unit.
  • Must have a valid Arkansas Driver's License.


Position:Telecommunications Specialist
Location: Sheriff - Communications Department 
Salary Range: $26,020.00 - $30,420.00
Please apply by sending a cover letter with your resume to:
Or on:
Job Duties:
The Telecommunications Specialist is responsible for 9-1-1 calls and dispatching appropriate Emergency Service agencies. Monitoring incoming communications and dispatching Sheriff's Patrol Deputies. The employee will report to the Communications Coordinator. working with the Sheriff's department and ten agencies and providing communication services for 28 departments. This position is governed by department policies and procedures, 9-1-1 procedures, and rules governing law enforcement personnel.
Minimum Entry Qualifications:
A High School diploma or equivalent is required
Must be ACIC Certified
Must complete APCO Training course for 9-1-1 Dispatcher
Must meet department requirements (polygraph & physical)
Mental alertness and adaptability to office area work routines with good typing skills.
Benefits Available:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
Retirement Plan
Flex Spending Account
Vacation and Sick Time
Position: General Maintenance/ Laborer
Department: 0108 General Maintenance
Salary Range: $ 29,175.00
Please apply by emailing your resume and/ to:
Or on:


Job Summary:
The employee will report to the Maintenance Facilities Superintendent and is responsible for the maintenance of county buildings, grounds, and mechanical systems. The employee must prioritize when and how to complete repairs with the Maintenance Facilities Superintendant. The position is governed by county policy. Duties are performed under limited supervision.
Entry Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma
  • 2 years of general maintenance and repairs
  • Knowledgable in the use of a multitude of small tools
  • Knowledge of air conditions and heaters, light carpentry experience, general electrical and plumbing is preferred.

Position:  Deputy Public Defender

Location   Public Defender's Office - Fort Smith, AR 

Salary:       $54,842-$59,160


Please send a cover letter with your resume to: or or apply on Indeed


Job Summary:

The position will serve as a Deputy Public Defender in the Sebastian County Public Defender’s Office located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The position will be responsible for representing clients appointed to the office including criminal defendants in Circuit and District Court, clients in Juvenile Court, and clients appointed in Adult Protective Services proceedings. The specific obligations and case assignments of this position will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected applicant. The position will provide effective legal representation to all clients including, but not limited to, appearing in court, drafting pleadings, consulting with witnesses, and performing legal research.

Minimum Education and /or Experience:

Formal education is equivalent to a law degree from an accredited law school.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance WITH Arkansas Code Annotated 6-22-201


Position: Adult Detention Deputy

Location: Adult Detention Center

Salary: $30,523



Online at


Email application/resume to


Job Summary

The employee will work under the direct supervision of the Adult Detention Administrator and/or ADC Assistant Administrator.  The employee is responsible for the security and welfare of male and female inmates, providing service to the inmate population, and maintaining a controlled atmosphere to prevent disturbances. Work involves an element of personal danger and the employee must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies.  The employee also is responsible for the safe and secure transportation of inmates to and from various facilities.  The position is governed by departmental policies and procedures and all laws concerning Adult Detention Center personnel.


Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent

  • Knowledge of basic constitutional rights of inmates

  • Possess the ability to be nondiscriminatory to relate to persons of all social-economic levels and effectively deal with persons regardless of their state of mind or physical condition

  • Possess competent coordination and strength required to physically subdue prisoners

  • Detention personnel should have good health, emotional maturity, integrity, an interest in the welfare of human beings, the ability to establish interpersonal relationships and to work with aggressive persons, the belief in the capacity of people to change, recognition of the dignity and value of the individual, resourcefulness, patience, the ability to use authority responsibly and continuing interest in professional development

  • Be able to work different shifts

Position: Front Door Security Officer

Location: Courts Building

Salary: $13.00/Hour


Online at


Email application/resume to


Job Summary:

Employee provides security for Court buildings and grounds.  The employee will work the front desk which includes operating x-ray machines to ensure no unauthorized items are brought into the buildings. They will use metal detectors or wands to search for contraband. The employee will monitor the alarm systems to detect unauthorized entry into buildings.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Law enforcement certification is required.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Moderately physical


Position: Facilities Security

Location: Courts Building

Salary: $27,752 - $29,340



Online at


Email application/resume to


Job Summary:

Employee provides security for all Courthouses and grounds and parking areas. Monitors 55 plus cameras inside and outside of the buildings. Will monitor the alarm systems to detect unauthorized entry into buildings and grounds Will work the front desk operations including x-ray machines, metal detectors/wands. Will perform foot patrol of buildings and grounds.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Law enforcement certification required

  •  Basic computer skills

  •  Moderately physical




Fort Smith Court House
35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

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11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901


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