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County Adult Detention Center Deputy Jailer Career Opportunties



Thank you for your interest in our W.C. "Dub" Brassell Adult Detention Center formally the Jefferson County Jail.  We are always accepting applications from Interested and Qualified Applicants. 

Applicants who appear to meet the required selection criteria and most closely match the requirements of the position will be advised in due course.

Preference can be given to those applicants who have already gone through a Basic Jail Training Course that is accepted by the Arkansas’ Commission on Law Enforcement Training and Standards (CLEST).

Hiring qualified candidates can only be accomplished if qualified applicants are encouraged to work for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO). The effort to recruit a qualified workforce is the responsibility of every JCSO employee. This agency also calls upon community leaders and interest groups to support our employment effort.

As required by the (CLEST) and this agency, the requirements for becoming a Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are:

Applicants      must be a citizen of the United States

Applicants      must be free of felony convictions

Applicants      must be at least 18 years of age (Jailer)

Applicants      must be at least 21 years of age for Part -Time II Certification  

Applicants      must have completed High School or possess a GED

Applicants      must possess a valid Arkansas Driver's License

Applicants      must pass an extensive background investigation

Applicants      must pass a psychological examination

Applicants      must pass a physical examination

Applicants      must complete a 40 hour Basic Jail Training Course

Basic Jail Training curriculum includes the following:

  • Ethics & Professionalism 2 Hrs
  • Facility Rules & Regulations 6 Hrs
  • Fingerprinting 4 Hrs
  • Search of Persons 2 Hrs
  • Prisoner Transportation 2 Hrs
  • Practical Exercise: Searches, Handcuffs & Prisoner Transport 4 Hrs
  • Special Needs Detainees: Suicidal Mentally Ill Communicable Diseases 4 Hrs
  • Escape Prevention 2 Hrs
  • Cell & Area Search 2 Hrs
  • Jail Documents 3 Hrs
  • Sudden In-Custody Deaths 1 Hr
  • Constitutional Rights 1 Hr
  • Courtroom Testimony 1 Hr
  • Occupational Stress 2 Hrs
  • Communication Skills 2 Hrs
  • Use of Force 2 Hrs

Information on academy training requirements can be found by clicking the following link:

Interested persons should click HERE to download our application for employment.  Fill the application out on your computer, print the completed application out, sign it, have it notarized and then turn it in to Major Tyra Tyler-Johnson at 300 E. 2nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.

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