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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: County Administrator Executive Assistant

Location: County Judge's Office

Salary: $35,551.00

Please send a cover letter with resume to:

Human Resouces Department

35 South 6th Street, Room G-5

Fort Smith, AR 72901

 Or to:


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Job Summary:

The employee will assist the County Administrator in overseeing office operations and in the performance of the duties/responsibilities of the County Administrator's position as a personal assistant and key team member. Will provide support by monitoring and completing office tasks and projects in a timely and professional manner. Provides secretarial, coordination, and administrative support with county offices, city governments, and other agencies. Prepares reports, including research and data analysis and correspondence. Coordinates with the administrative staff and department heads to facilitate teamwork and assists with the completion of projects, monitoring office workflow and deadlines. Perform any other related duties as required.

Entry Qualifications:

  • Requires 2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to handle the telephone system and address the public in a professional manner both by phone and in person.

  • Ability to compose letters and various reports.

  • Ability to use common sense and understanding in order to carry out detailed written/oral instructions.

  • Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the work operations of a group of employees all performing basically the same type of work.

  • Coordinate with administrative staff and departments to facilitate teamwork, maintain a thorough working knowledge of budget, accounting system, personnel system, and policies and purchasing system.


Position: Administrative Assistant- Library

Location: Greenwood

Salary: $25,355.00

Please submit Resume and/or Application to:

Or Mail to:

Human Resource Department

35 S.6th Street, G-5

Fort Smith, AR 72901


Apply on Indeed

Job Summary:

The employee will be responsible for preparing the library for opening and closing. Greet patrons and assist with any questions and requests. Help in the retrieval of any materials of interest and assist in using computers, copy machines. Will register patrons for Library cards and maintain records including overdue notices. Check Library material in and out as well as repair damaged material when necessary. Execute Library programs and events for patron groups. Maintain orderly appearance of Library. Manage basic maintenance of files, computers, and equipment. Perform basic clerical duties such as answering phones, making copies, sending faxes, and making handouts and flyers. Assists with Summer Reading Programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

  • High School diploma /GED required

  • Experience with computers and basic keyboarding skills required.

  • Good communication and strong customer service skills.

  • Knowledge of basic Library procedures and practices.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of heavy books and equipment is required.

  • Some evenings and weekend work required



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:


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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:  Deputy Public Defender

Location   Public Defender's Office - Fort Smith, AR 

Salary:       $54,842-$59,160

Please send a cover letter with resume to: or 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: Adult Detention Deputy

Location: Adult Detention Center

Salary: $30,523



Online at


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 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



Online at


Email application/resume to


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



Online at


Email application/resume to


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




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:

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


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





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: 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




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