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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

How to Apply

Job Title/Dept. & Location


Communications Deputy





Shift Vary


Posted:  05/25/2017

Job Summary

The Communications Deputy is responsible for 9-1-1 calls and dispatching appropriate Emergency Service agencies. Monitors incoming communications and dispatches Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies.  The incumbent reports to Communications Coordinator. The Sheriff’s department work with ten agencies and provides communication services for 28 departments. 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 requirements (polygraph & physical)
  • Mental alertness and adaptability to office area work routines with good typing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions


Records Clerk


Adult Detention Center



3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Posted:  05/22/2017

The position is responsible for maintaining complete warrant and subpoena status records for the Sheriff’s Department.  Ensures all warrants have been served and are routed to proper court.  Employee will be responsible for all incoming calls to the records office.     

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be proficient is the use of computers
  • Must be ACIC/NCIC certifiable and maintain certification for duration of employment
  • Must meet department requirements (polygraph & psychological)
  • Mental alertness and adaptability to office area work routines with good typing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions, including working with the public and other offices/departments.


General Maintenance/Laborer




Posted:  04/26/2017


Reports to the Building Engineer/ Supervisor and is responsible for the maintenance, of county buildings and grounds and mechanical systems. The incumbent must prioritize when and how to complete repairs with Building Maintenance Engineer. The position is governed by county policy. Duties are performed under limited supervision.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • Two years of general maintenance and repairs
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of a multitude of small tools.
  • Knowledge of air conditions and heaters, light carpentry experience, general electrical and plumbing is required.

Applicants Must Apply in Person through the:

Department of Workforce Services

616 Garrison, Room 101

Fort Smith, AR  72901


Email cover letter and resume to:



Park Maintenance Worker


Ben Geren Park


Posted:  03/14/2017

The incumbent under the direction of the Park Maintenance Supervisor assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the front side of the Ben Geren Park and several other county parks. Position is governed by Sebastian County and departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 to 3 years related experience and/or training
  • Must possess an Arkansas Driver’s License and CDL preferred
  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical work and carpentry skills
  • Proficient in the use of all tools used in the maintenance trade

Email cover letter and resume to:

Detention Deputy


Adult Detention Center


Posted:  03/03/2015

The ADC Deputy will work under the direct supervision of ADC Administrator and ADC Assistant Administrator.  The ADC Deputy will be responsible for the health, safety, welfare and security of prisoners.  The work involves an element of personal danger and the incumbent must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgement in meeting emergencies.  High School Diploma or equivalent is required. 



Courts Security/Bailiff Officer – Part Time


County Security Department


Posted:  03/03/2015

The part time 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.

Must be able to work approximately 23 hours per week.

Please apply at:

901 South B Street

Fort Smith AR 72901





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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