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 next test will be in January  2018




                                  Employment Opportunity Notice


The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office is testing for the following position:


Correctional Officers: responsible for security and welfare of inmates. Starting salary is $14.65 per hour.


Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 18 years or older, high school diploma or accepted GED certificate, citizen of the U.S., no convictions for any criminal offenses including force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances (minor traffic citations excluded); 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.


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 2017.


Examination held Friday March 17th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to register.  Picture I.D. required.


Location:  Sumner County Sheriff’s Office 117 W Smith St. Gallatin TN 37066


For more information call:

Keith Bean at 615-442-1846

Tammy Weatherford at 615-442-1841

Rita Wiser at 615-442-1814


 Click here for Application Form