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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 Title       Payroll Administrator
Location:              Finance Department/Fort Smith
Salary:                  $36,441 - $40,549
 
                                Apply on Indeed
                                           or
                                Email Resume to 
                               hr@co.sebastian.ar.us 

 

Job Summary:
The employee reports to the Comptroller and is responsible for bi-weekly payroll for over 800 employees and the processing of HR disbursements. Duties include verifying and ensuring accuracy on imported time entries as prepared by the individuals and approved by the Elected Official and Department Head. Ensures all employee changes are entered correctly by verifying change information submitted by HR. Reconcile payroll information with payroll reports. Responsible for calculating quarterly payroll taxes (941 employer tax forms) for the IRS and the state of Arkansas. Reconcile W-2 information and prepare for electronic filing through the BSO online/Social Security Administration information. Print and mail W-2’S to employees. Perform other duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent or at least 2 years of related experience
Experience in basic accounting, computer, etc. Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions.
Excellent mathematical skills

 

 
Position Title       Juvenile Probation Officer
Location:              Juvenile Intake/Probation
Salary:                  $34,446 - $40,525
 
                                Apply on Indeed
                                           or
                                Email Resume to 
                               hr@co.sebastian.ar.us 

 

Job Summary:
The Juvenile Probation Officer is responsible for the supervision of the juvenile cases and monitors compliance with court orders.  The Juvenile Officer will work as part of a cohesive team and will be required to assume duties as part of a multi-faced operation such as decision-making, problem solving, and accurate reporting.  The officer will be required to maintain, annotate, and prepare appropriate court documents.  The officer may be responsible for FINS (Family In Need of Services), informal diversion, and/or any delinquency cases.  This position requires the ability to interact effectively with community based providers, juvenile probation officers, attorneys, juveniles, and their families.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Bilingual preferred.
Perform multiple tasks, including handling interruptions, and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer and applications appropriate to assigned duties.
 
 
Position Title       Deputy Domestic Relations/Civil
Location:             Circuit Clerk's Office
Salary:                  $30,540 - $32,067
 
                                Apply on Indeed
                                           or
                                Email Resume to 
                               hr@co.sebastian.ar.us 

 

Job Summary:
Performs Clerk's duties in the courtroom under the direction of the Chief Deputy Clerk/Office Manager and Circuit Clerk. Receives records and dockets all pleadings, writs, orders and filings pertaining to Circuit Court (civil). Registers Circuit Court judgments and maintains judgment book. Assist attorneys, judges, jurors, and general public who may come into the Clerk's office. 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. 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 Audit.  Incumbent handles fees and various court funds daily for receipt, processing, and deposit.

 

Minimum 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, the public, and other employees of the organization
 
 
Position Title       Deputy Clerk/Civil
Location:             Circuit Clerk's Office
Salary:                  $30,540 - $32,067
 
                                Apply on Indeed
                                           or
                                Email Resume to 
                               hr@co.sebastian.ar.us 

 

Job Summary:
Performs Clerk's duties in the courtroom under the direction of the Chief Deputy Clerk/Office Manager and Circuit Clerk. Receives records and dockets all pleadings, writs, orders and filings pertaining to Circuit Court (civil). Registers Circuit Court judgments and maintains judgment book. Assist attorneys, judges, jurors, and general public who may come into the Clerk's office. 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. 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 Audit.  Incumbent handles fees and various court funds daily for receipt, processing, and deposit.

 

Minimum 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, the public, and other employees of the organization
 
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.

Functions

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:
                      hr@co.sebastian.ar.us
                                       or
                             Indeed.com
 
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: Park Maintenace Seasonal Part-Time
Location:  Ben Geren Park - Sebastian County
Salary:     $12.00 an hour

 

Applicants may apply at:
Indeed.com
Or
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 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: $33,136.00

 

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 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

 

 

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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