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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: Deputy Clerk/Civil
Location: Circuit Clerk - Courts Building
Salary: $ 30,104.00
Applicants may apply on:
Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Clerk, the Office Manager and the Circuit Clerk employee will attend Circuit Court (civil) and performs the Clerk's duties in the courtroom. Receives records and dockets to all pleadings, writs, orders, and filings pertaining to Circuit Court (civil). Registers Circuit Court judgments and maintains judgment book. Assists attornies, judges, jurors, and the general public who may come into the Clerk's office. The employee is a commissioned/sworn Deputy and is authorized to take and administer oaths to witnesses and persons commissioned in office in the State of Arkansas. The position is governed by State statutes, County Ordinances, Court Rules, and policies and procedures of the Circuit Clerk. This position is subject to State Legislative.


Minimum Entry Qualifications :
  • High School Diploma
  • One year of college or equivalent related work experience or training is preferred.
  • Must have computer experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions, person to person, and small group situations with customers, clients and the general public, and other employees of the organization
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: 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:       $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: $33,136.00



Online at


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 EHP

Location: Courts Building

Salary: $13.00/Hour


Online at


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





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35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

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Fort Smith, AR

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