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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

Position Title:  Deputy Public Defender
Location:  Public Defender Office
Salary:  $65,658.00

Please apply by email including Resume and Cover Letter to:

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 assignment 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:

The formal education equivalent of 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 Title:    Records Specialist
              Sheriff’s Office
Salary:                    $28,938

Applicants must apply by:

Emailing a resume to: Or Applying at

Job Summary

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 and for all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be proficient in 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
  • Must be able to give special attention to details and have great multi-tasking skills
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions, including working with the public and other offices/departments

Position Title:  PGA Golf Professional
Location:  Ben Geren Golf Course
Salary:  $46,164.56

Please apply through or by emailing Resume and Cover Letter to:

Golf Course Summary

Ben Geren Golf Course was established in 1972. The golf course pursues excellence in growing the game of golf in Sebastian County and the greater regional area.  Ben Geren Golf Course consists of 27-holes, the Willow, Magnolia and Silo nines, in addition to the shorter nine hole Community Complex.  Jeff Brauer designed the Silo nine, Jim Holmes designed the Willow and Magnolia nines and the Community Complex was designed by Day-Blalock.  The courses feature MiniVerde Ultradwarf bermudagrass greens and bermudagrass Fairways.  The course has 35,000 rounds annually.  The City of Fort Smith and surrounding areas offer some of the best outdoor activities in the state of Arkansas. Those activities range from mountain biking, fishing and hunting to hiking in the National Forest & State Parks.  Fort Smith has a strong economy full of stable employers from manufacturing, educational, and professional.  The United States Marshals Museum is the newest attraction opening in Fort Smith and Fort Smith just announced a major pilot training program slated to open this year with an estimated annual economic impact of over $800 million.  

Ben Geren Golf Course is part of the Sebastian County Parks System.  The parks system includes five parks with over 2,000 total acres.


  • PGA of America Member
  • 2+ Years of experience in a Semiprivate club setting
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Tournament/Event Management experience
  • Proficient personnel and time management skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Point-of-Sale systems such as GolfNow G1
  • Experience using on-line reservation systems
  • Experience with youth golf instruction such as US Kids, First Tee
  • Experience with PGA H.O.P.E Program


  • As a crucial team member of Ben Geren Golf Course, the Head Golf Professional is responsible for daily golf operations, staff supervision, and guest experience
  • "Ownership" of the profit and loss statement of the golf operation
  • Promote and grow the game of golf at the course and in the community
  • Spread enthusiasm and good will among employees and guests
  • Tactfully enforce club policies and maintain standard operating procedures
  • Hire, train, and supervise quality staff in golf operations
  • Recruit, promote, and manage tournament activities
  • Organize, promote, and conduct golf clinics for all golfers (Men, Women, Junior)
  •  Organize, promote, and conduct Youth Golf Academy, PGA Jr and PGA H.O.P.E
  • Work closely with Golf Course Superintendent to monitor and improve golf course
  • Consistently and effectively communicate with public regarding: events, tournaments, clinics
  • Tournament results
  • Maintain an attractive golf shop as to achieve merchandising profitability with superior service: ordering/pre-booking, receiving, pricing,  Displaying, and sales and returns
  • Inventory control
  • Follow daily procedures: opening golf shop, tee times/reservations management, pace of play, closing procedures supervises
  • Repots To Park Administrator


  • $46,164.56 annual salary
  • 75% of Lesson, Clinic and PGA H.O.P.E Income
  • PGA Dues paid by the County
  • PGA Merchandise Show paid by County
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Pension (5 years to vest)
  • 457b Deferred Comp Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick and holidays

Position Title:  Golf Course Greens Keeper (Seasonal Part Time)  
Department/Location:  Ben Geren Golf Course
Hourly Rate: $12.00

Apply on Indeed or Email Resume to: 

Job Summary:

Employee is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Golf Course. Must be able to use mower and string trimmers. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

Minimum age 18 years old.
Must have valid driver’s license.
Good communication skills are needed.
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Title:  Park Maintenance – Seasonal Part-Time       Department:  Ben Geren Park
Salary:  $12.00 an hour

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Job Summary:

Primarily responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the softball and soccer complexes at Ben Geren Park. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Park Maintenance Supervisor. Performs work involving the use of equipment including mowers, tractors, loaders, trucks, and other turf maintenance equipment. Grounds-keeping experience required. Prior experience in sports field maintenance is preferred.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • Prior grounds-keeping experience a plus
Must be able to operate utility vehicles, mowers, tractors, and small lawn care equipment such  as weed eaters and chainsaws.

Position Title:   Intake Coordinator/Admin. Assistant 
Location:   Juvenile Probation
Salary:    $31,779.00

Apply on Indeed or Email Resume to 

Job Summary:

Reports to the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer and provides secretarial support for Juvenile Intake/Probation staff.  This position is governed by departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent of four years in high school, plus night, trade extension, or correspondence school specialized training, equal to two years of college, plus 12 to 18 months related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Knowledge of a specialized field (however acquired), such as basic accounting, computer, etc.
    • Mental alertness and adaptability to office area work routines with good typing skills.

Position Title         Probation Officer I
Location:               Mental Health Court
Salary:                    $39,695

Job Summary:

The Probation Officer I is responsible for assisting in the supervision of adult offenders placed on parole or probation. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Reviews policies, procedures, regulations, and conditions of parole or probation and establishes the frequency of office visits. Observes and may participate in the counseling of parolees/probationers during office visits and refers them to various agencies for assistance such as substance abuse counseling and treatment, employment, education, and human services. Maintains chronological history of contacts with parolees/probationers and/or actions taken related to parole or probation records and prepares reports. Makes home and community visits to verify parole/probation information and recommends follow-up visits if parolees/probationers are adhering to conditions of parole/probation and to assist them with the community adjustment process. Assists in the administering of the board or court-ordered and random drug tests on parolees/probationers and observes or assists in writing parole violation warrants or probation violation reports when test results are positive. Observes the serving of warrants, making arrests of parole violators, or assisting in contacting of the appropriate authority to issue warrants for the arrest of probation violators. May assist in parole/probation violation investigations by providing support in researching criminal activity and technical violations and assisting in the writing of the summary of the investigation. May observe or assist in submitting progress reports to other states regarding the behavior, residence, and employment information of interstate compact parolees/probationers being supervised by Arkansas under their supervision. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education of a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Must be able to be certified as a specialized police officer by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standard Commission as established by ACA 12-9-106 at one year of employment, or certified by the Department of Community Correction as a DCC Parole/Probation Officer. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB-RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATION REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Position Title: County Clerk Clerical (Part-Time)
Location: Greenwood Courthouse
Salary: $12.50

Applicants should submit a Cover letter & Resume to: or

Job Summary: 

The incumbent under the direction of the Chief Deputy Clerk/Office Manager and County Clerk manages the day-to-day operation of the Records Office wherein are housed current and archival records of both Clerk and Recorder. Records and maintains Uniform Commercial Code filings, State and Federal Tax liens, Medical/Hospital Liens, and Mechanic’s/Artisan’s Liens. Incumbent handles fees for receipt, processing, and deposit. Incumbent issues and records marriage licenses and will forward original coupons to Little Rock. Prepares notice for return of license. The incumbent maintains files and records articles of incorporation, assumed name, general partnership, minister’s credentials, and doctors' and nurses’ licenses. Answers correspondence related to marriage records and prepares certified copies. Will perform duties of Voter Registration, early voting, and absentee voting during elections. The incumbent 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, and policies and procedures of the County Clerk/Recorder. This position is subject to a State Legislative audit. Revenue from this office averages $789,000 annually. Records include, but are not limited to uniform Commercial Code filings and liens on personal property, and real estate records and liens securing mortgages of an unlimited and indeterminable value and affecting title or real estate from the patent of the United States forward. Marriage License, Articles of Incorporation, Assumed Name, General Partnership, Ministers Credentials, and Doctors and Nurses licenses.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • The incumbent must be able to prioritize and organize work to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Must have excellent communication, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • The incumbent must possess good computer and general office practices and procedures skills as well as general office equipment knowledge.
  • Must have the ability to work without supervision.
  • Must be able to interpret complex legal documents and state and federal statutes. 
  • Exposed to highly confidential and sensitive materials, reports, and conversations; must maintain a high level of confidentiality of office and privacy of litigants. 
  • Must be able to perform tasks in highly stressful, fast-paced, high-volume, crowded conditions, requiring a high degree of concentration with constant interruption and the ability to refocus and perform tasks at a high level of efficiency and extreme accuracy.
  • Exceptional care is required in filing recording to ensure proper filing/recording sequence. 


Position: Seasonal Mower
Location: Sebastian County Road Department- Greenwood
Salary:     $12.00 an hour

Applicants must apply through:

Or Pick up an 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 units, 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: Adult Detention Deputy
Location: Adult Detention Center
Salary: $34,793.00


Online at  Or Email application/resume to

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 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 fundamental 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





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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