Employment



 

The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office employees are protected under Civil Service. In order to be considered for a position with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office one must first take and pass the Civil Service Exam.
With the exception of Correctional Officer positions we give our Civil Service Exam only once a year. Our last test was January 11, 2014. We will not be testing for any position other than Correctional Officer until next January. However, you may come by and fill out an application (or print a copy of the one provided on the website and drop it off) and you will be placed on a list to be called when our next exam is scheduled.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office will be testing for the following position:
 
Correctional Officers: responsible for security and welfare of inmates.
 
Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 18 years or older, high school diploma or accepted GED certificate, citizen of the U.S., no arrest or conviction for charges of force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; have an honorable discharge from armed forces if applicable, have a good moral character and pass a background check; pass a physical, psychological and a drug screen; and have a valid driver’s license. Some computer experience is desired.
 
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, August 15, 2014. An application fee of $20.00 per test must be paid in cash with completed application. The written test includes general aptitude questions. Applicants scoring 70 or above will be placed on a hiring roster for the remainder of the year 2014.
 
The next Examination will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. to register. Picture I.D. required.
 Shafer Middle School, 240 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin, TN 37066
If you have any other questions regarding employment with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office please contact Jennifer Wiser at 615-442-1848 or by email at jwiser@sumnersheriff.com

Click here to download the employment application.