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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:  Records Specialist

Location  Sheriff's Office

Salary:      $27,772.00


Please send a cover letter with resume to: 

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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for maintaining complete warrant and subpoena status reports for the Sheriff's Department. Responsible for ensuring all warrants have been served and are routed to the proper Courts. The employee will be responsible for all incoming calls to the Record's office and all other duties assigned..


Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Must be ACIC/NCIC certifiable

  • Must be proficient in the use of computers

  • Must meet department requirements (Polygraph and Psychological)

  • Mental alertness and adaptability to office area work routine with good typing skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions, including working with the public and other offices/departments.

  • Detailed oriented and great at multi-tasking

Position:  Deputy Public Defender

Location   Public Defender's Office - Fort Smith, AR 

Salary:       $54,842-$59,160

Please send a cover letter with 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


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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, 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

  • Be able to work different shifts

Position: Front Door Security Officer

Location: Courts Building

Salary: $13.00/Hour


Online at


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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


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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

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800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901


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