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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 Range: $23,557.00 - $28,801.00


Applicants must apply by:
Emailing a cover letter and resume to:
Or in person at:
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office
800 South A
Fort Smith, AR 72901
ATT: Linda Williams
Job Summary:

This 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 courts. Employee will be responsible for all incoming calls to the records office and for all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Entry 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 have great multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions, including working with the public and other offices/departments.




Position: Front Door Security Deputy Extra Help

Department: Sheriff's Department

Salary: $13.00 per hour , 20 hours work

Email application and resume to:


Deliver to:

Sebastian County Sheriff's Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Attention Linda Williams

Job Summary:

Employee will provide security for courtrooms, court buildings and grounds. 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 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:          
Deliver in person at:
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office
800 South A
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Attention: Linda Williams


Job Summary:
Employee will report to the Division Commander and /or Patrol Deputy and is responsible for patrolling a specified area of the 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:
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Law Enforcement Certification
  • 1 year related experience
  • Valid Driver's License

Position Title:  Probation Officer

Department:  Mental Health Court

Salary Range:  $32,405.00

Applicants should apply at with the following:   

  • Cover Letter  and Resume   

Job Summary:

Employee will be responsible for assisting in the supervision of adult offenders placed on parole or probation. Review policies, procedures, regulations and conditions of parole or probation and establishes the frequency of office visits.Observes and may participate with the counseling of parolees/probationers during office visits and refer them to various agencies for assistance such as substance abuse counseling and treatment, employment, education and human services. Assists in administrating if 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 probation violators or assists in contacting of the appropriate authority to issue warrants for the arrest of probation violators. May assist in parole/probationary violation investigations by providing support in researching criminal activity and technical violations and assists un the writing if 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. This position is governed by state and federal laws and county policy.

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or a related field.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • Constant 24 hour on call duty
  • Required ability to carry and operate firearm
  • Must be able to certify as a Specialized Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106 within 1 year of hire date
  • Possess a valid Arkansas Driver's License

Position Title: Executive Assistant

Department: County Judge Office

Salary Range: $40,292.00

Applicants must submit :
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Salary history/requirements
Mail to:
Sebastian County Judge David Hudson
35 South 6th Street. Room 106
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Or to :


Job Summary:

Assist the County Judge in overseeing office operations and in the performance of the duties and responsibilities within the County Judge's office. Serves as a personal assistant and key team member. Supports Judge in monitoring and completing office tasks and projects on a timely basis and in a professional manner. Provides secretarial and administrative support including Quorum Court administration, operation of county boards and committees and coordination with county offices, city governments and other agencies. Prepare reports, including research and data analysis, drafting correspondence, ordinances and court orders. Coordinate with administrative staff and department heads to facilitate team work and assist with completion of project assignments, monitoring office workflow and deadlines.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a specialized field, such as basic accounting, computer, ten key, Excel, Microsoft Office, ect

  • 5 year Administrative experience

  • Associates Degree preferred


Position Title:  Director of Human Resources
Department:  0117 Human Resources
Salary Range:  $61,844-$64,342
 Applicants applying must submit:
  •  Letter of Interest
  •  Resume 
  •  Salary History
  •  3 Work-Related Reference

Mail to: 

Sebastian County Judges Office
Attn:  Judge David Hudson
35 South 6th Street Room 106
Fort Smith AR 72901


Job Summary:

Coordinates and provides consistency in the Personnel program. Implementing HR policies that support the achievement of overall County objectives. Serves as the resident professional with regard to labor laws, benefits, salary structure, recruiting and employee relations, offering guidance to county officials and department heads on these issues. Oversight of grievance, discipline and termination procedures.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:
  • Degree required, with preference in HR or an M.B.A. or M.B.A.
  • 10 years related experience and preference to those with HR   Certification
  • Requires strong administration, budgeting, excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Effective leadership ability in a teamwork approach.
  • Must be able to work effectively with the public and exercise diplomacy and good judgement in dealing with various agencies and other elected officials' offices






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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