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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 Opportunitiesrespond to questions.



Park Patrol

Ben Geren Park

Part Time

Posted 01/28/2019


The employee will be responsible for the maintenance of security, the safety of persons and the protection of property within the Ben Geren Park area . Must be certified in Arkansas law enforcement and deputized by the Sheriff.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • Patrols park areas on routine safety checks, enforces traffic laws and park rules.
  • Provides support to law enforcment agencies for special events.
  • Ensures property is cleared at closing, checks and provides information, first aid or law enforcement assistance to public as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations/accidents, takes necessary action, gathers information and complete reports.
  • Performs related responsibilites as required
  • High School Graduate or GED with 2 years of law enforcement experience with working knowledge of the judicial system.
  • Must be certified in Law Enforcment



Adult Detention Deputy

Full Time

Sheriff Department

Posted 01/12/2018


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 in order to prevent disturbances. Work involves a 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 is also 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 nondiscriminatory 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, and interest in the welfare of human beings, 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





Part Time


Juvenile Detention Center


Posted 07/17/2017


Under minimal supervision by the JDC Administrator, the incumbent is responsible to provide daily general medical care and treatment for approximately 400 juveniles, as well as meeting State and Federal mandated regulations. Treatment of TB and other diseases and the collection of DNA samples on all detainees as required by law. Serving under the direction of a physician, the LPN will oversee the physical and mental well-being of all detainees. Even though the patients are incarcerated, the detainees' medical information is protected as privileged information not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. This position requires a high level of accuracy.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

  • LPN License
  • Two years’ experience as an LPN
  • Able to communicate effectively under adverse conditions

Hourly Rate:  $15.00


Courts Security/Bailiff Officer

Full Time & Part Time


County Security Department


Posted:  07/01/2017


The Bailiff/Security Officer works under supervision and is responsible for providing security of buildings and grounds.  This position is governed by State and Federal Laws and Agency Policy.  Performs foot patrol of buildings, grounds, and parking areas observing for hazards, violators, and unauthorized persons.  Designate responsible party for after hour alarms.  Transports detainees to and from court, subdues unruly persons, and escorts to designated areas.  High School Diploma or equivalent required. Part time must be able to work approximately 23 hours per week.



Full Time

Sebastian County Road Department

Posted : 02/25/2019


Employee under supervision of Senior Mechanic will preform major and minor repairs to County Road Department vehicles and equipment. Assist Senior Mechanic with repairs as directed. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/ GED and two (2) years mechanical experience with gas and diesel engines.
  • Must have basic knowledge of tools and ability to use them.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Knowledge of equipment and machinery used in mechanical repair.
  • Must be able to change and repair flat tires.


Communications Deputy

Full Time

Sheriff-Communications Department

Posted 03/06/2019



The employee is responsible for 9-1-1 calls and dispatching appropriate Emergency Service agencies. Monitors incoming communications and dispatches Sheriff Patrol Officers. Will report to the Communications Coordinator.The Sheriffs department works with ten agencies and provides 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:

  • High School Diploma
  • Must be ACIC Certified
  • Must complete APCO Training Course for 9-1-1 Dispatcher
  • Up to six months related experience or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must meet department requirments (polygraph & physical)
  • Mental alertness and adaptability
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions..


Golf Course Mechanic

Full TIme

Ben Geren Park- Sebastian County

Posted 03/06/2019


Performs all maintenance responsibilities , minor and major repairs and services to all types of mechanical equipment at the park and golf course. Includes working on tractors, mowers and golf carts. Set up and maintain a comprehensive preventive maintenance program. Will be responsible for properly communicating any needs or problems relating to the maintenance and/or repair of equipment to the Golf Course Superintendent, Park Maintenance Supervisor and/or Assistant Superintendant. Perform related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/ GED
  • General mechanical knowledge
  • Able to lift and /or move up to 100 pounds
  • Valid Driver's License



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Fort Smith, AR

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Fort Smith, AR

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