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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: Assistant Purchasing Administrator

Location: County Judges Office

Salary: $35,768.00

Please submit resume to:

hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

or

Apply on Indeed

 

Job Summary:

Conducts purchasing, vendor, and product evaluations under the Purchasing Coordinator. Manages office activities to include county fleet insurance, fixed asset tracking, inventory management, and office administrative duties.

Job Duties:

  • Directs and coordinates purchasing procedures with all department heads and County Officials in accordance with state laws and county policies. Preparing purchasing forms and reports as needed

  • Develops purchase orders and claims

  • Responsible for maintaining stock levels of supplies to issue to county departments

  • Assists in the inventory of all county personal property. Keep informed and maintain a record of all laws governing and dealing with county and state purchasing functions and activities to ensure daily compliance. Maintain inventory list of vehicle gas cards, SBC credit cards, and travel cards.

  • oversees and maintains contract administration.

  • Prepares "draft" bid documents including completion of bid or proposal.

  • Notify the insurance company of all claims and losses, which includes investigation reports and repair estimates according to regulations. Process necessary forms for insurance claims.

  • Monitor the Accounts Payable expense claims for the accuracy of vendor and departmental coding.

  • Post all County bids on the

  • Sebastian County website, prepare bid invitation documents, direct the awarding bids, prepare bid award, document bid purchases for required audit, and provide the information to buyers regarding legal requirements of purchases and bids under Arkansas Statues.

Entry Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 5 years related experience with preference in the public sector

  • Strong administration, budgeting, excellent communication, and writing skills.

  • Must be able to work effectively with the public and exercise diplomacy and good judgment in dealing with various agencies and other elected officials' offices.

 

 

 

Position: Circuit Court Fine Clerk

Location: Prosecuting Attorney Office-Courts Building

Salary: $24,498.00 - $27,561.00

 

Please send a cover letter with resume to:

hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

or

Apply on Indeed

 

Job Summary:

The employee reports to the Prosecuting Attorney and Officer Administrator. Will be responsible for collecting and monitoring fines for the Circuit Court of Sebastian County, completing petitions for arrest warrants for accounts past due, and performing general office functions.

 

Entry Qualifications:

  • At least 1-year college or equivalent related work experience or training is required.

  • Must be proficient in computer usage.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Ability to effectively present information to management.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

 

 

 

 

Position: Research and Record Coordinator

Location: Prosecuting Attorney Office-Courts Building

Salary: $24,498.00 - $27,562.00

 

Please send a cover letter with resume to:

hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

or

Apply on Indeed

 

Job Summary:

The Employee will report to the Prosecuting Attorney and Office Administrator. They will coordinate all documents and case files with the Prosecutor's caseloads. Will be responsible for the record-keeping of all criminal cases and researching criminal backgrounds for all felony defendants. Must use discretion in determining who has access to these files.

Entry Qualifications:

  • At least 1-year college or equivalent related work experience or training is required.

  • Must be proficient in computer usage.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and the board of directors.

 

 

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:

hr@co.sebastian.ar.us or

tsharum@co.sebastian.ar.us 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:   Custodian (2nd Shift)

Location    Fort Smith Courts Building 

Salary:       $27,186.00

 

Please send a  resume to:

hr@co.sebastian.ar.us 

 or                   

Apply at Indeed

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the county's buildings and grounds each afternoon and evening Monday thru Friday. Must prioritize when and how to complete tasks individually, as well as with co-workers and the supervisor.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 6 months related experience and/or training

  • Must be able to lift and/or move 50 pounds

  • Must be able to handle constant standing, walking, and use of arms/hands, kneeling, and at times climbing.

  • Ability to work accurately with detail and must meet deadlines.

 

 

Position: Adult Detention Deputy

Location: Adult Detention Center

Salary: $30,523

 

Apply:

Online at Indeed.com

             Or

Email application/resume to hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

 

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

 

Apply:

Online at Indeed.com

             Or

Email application/resume to hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

 

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

 

Apply:

Online at Indeed.com

             Or

Email application/resume to hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

 

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

 

Position: Pro Shop Assistant SPT

Location: Ben Geren Park

Salary: $11.00 Hourly

 

 Apply online at Indeed

                      OR                  

Email: hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

 

Job Summary:
The employee will be responsible for assisting the Pro Shop Manager in the daily operation of the Pro Shop to and include the following
  • Operating cash register to receive green fees, cart rentals, driving range, and sales of merchandise
  • Issuing receipts for all transactions
  • Able to complete all procedures concerning rentals
  • Schedule and regulate all golfers to maximize the use of the golf course at all times
  • Provide information on golf course policies and procedures
  • Assist with reservations for a tee time and merchandise selection
  • Opens and closes Pro Shop along with balancing the cash at end of each day
  • Perform any other related duties as required/assigned
Minimum Entry Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Knowledge of golf skills and techniques
  • Computer skills and typing ability
 

 

 

Position: Park Maintenance RPT

Location: Ben Geren Park

Salary:   $11.00 Hourly

 

Send Application by email to:

hr@co.sebastian.ar.us

Or apply on Indeed

 

Job Description:

The employee under the direction of the Park Maintenance Supervisor assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the front side of Ben Geren Park and several other county parks. Performs work involving the use of equipment including mowers, tractors, small lawn care equipment,  weed eaters, and other turf maintenance equipment

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/GED required
  • Must be able to operate utility vehicles, mowers, tractors, and small lawn care equipment

 

 

 

 
 

Position: Front Door Security Deputy Extra Help

Location: Courts Buildings

Salary: $13.00 per hour, 20 hours work

**Email application and resume to:**
       rreed@co.sebastian.ar.us

         Job Summary:

The employee will provide security for courtrooms, court buildings, and grounds. The employee will also transport detainees, serves warrants, and makes arrests when ordered by a judge. Will use x-ray machines and Metal detectors or wands to search individuals entering the Courthouses

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law enforcement certification is required.

  • Basic computer skills

  •  Ability to perform various physical activities as associated with the functions of the job.

Position: Title:  Patrol Deputy

Department:  Sheriff's Department

Salary Range:  $33,857.00 - $38,564.00

Applicants must apply by:

Emailing a cover letter, resume to:
nsura@co.sebastian.ar.us
                    Or
Deliver in person at:
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office
800 South A
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Attention: Nicole Sura

Job Summary:

The employee will report to the Division Commander and /or Patrol Deputy and is responsible for patrolling a specified area of the county and performing law enforcement activities. Will serve legal documents as directed by the Courts. The Patrol Deputy is responsible for locating the person to whom the document will be served and maintaining records concerning the service of civil legal documents. The position is governed by departmental and County policy and Arkansas Civil Procedure and is subject to all laws concerning law enforcement personnel.
Minimum Entry Qualifications:
  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Law Enforcement Certification
  • 1-year related experience
  • Valid Driver's License
 

 

 

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES


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

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

Greenwood Courthouse
11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901

 

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