Employment Opportunities

Lawrence County, Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is for our work force to be representative of the working population of Lawrence county, Tennessee. We do not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability in all matters pertaining to employment and promotion; we will not tolerate discrimination on the part of managers or supervisors. Women, minorities and the disabled encouraged to apply. All applicants subject to background check, physical examination and drug screening.

Corrections Officer

NEW STARTING PAY: $15.57/hour; $16.20/hour after State certification.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This is very responsible correctional facility work involving the intake, processing and incarceration of individuals suspected and/or convicted of criminal activity. Activities associated with the job include

  • Data entry of information into a computer base.
  • Fingerprinting.
  • Logging personal items.
  • Photographing suspects.
  • Performing searches.
  • Placing the individual in the most appropriate level of confinement.

Job responsibilities require:

  • Frequent safety checks.
  • Maintaining a log of events and activities including inmates’ health and emotional state(s).
  • Delivering meals and assisting with ensuring the proper. administration of any medicine(s) as prescribed.

Additional responsibilities include assisting with the transportation of inmates, checking for warrants on individuals in custody and prisoners and related administrative duties. Job responsibilities require experience working in a correctional facility and/or law enforcement, good organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills, sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job and knowledge of correctional facility operational policies and procedures. Job performance is reviewed by the Corrections Corporal and Corrections Sergeant through the ability to interact effectively with inmates, monitor and control facility operations, knowledge of correctional facility policies and procedures, organizational and decision-making skills and compliance with existing rules and regulations pertaining to facility operations.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented with additional course work and/or training in crime prevention and/or law enforcement, experience working in a juvenile or adult correctional facility, good organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills; sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience to provide the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills to perform the job.

TO APPLY:

To be considered, candidates must complete an application and send a resume to staylor@lawcosheriff.com. Applications are available here.

Child Support Officer

Duties

This is very responsible law enforcement work involving the service of civil warrants primarily involving child support and related legal documents for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. Job activities include receiving and logging various legal documents from general sessions, circuit, chancery and juvenile courts including petitions, citations, warrants, garnishments, etc. and attempting to serve them in a timely and appropriate manner. Additional activities include producing reports and other documentation of all documents served, assisting with patrol and special assignments as needed and providing assistance with a variety of judicial administrative activities. Job responsibilities require thorough knowledge of criminal and civil laws and ordinances pertaining to the service of legal documents, strong organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills and a good working knowledge of Lawrence county governmental and business operations. Job performance is evaluated by the Sheriff Captain through review of the number and timeliness of all documents served, organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills and knowledge of the laws pertaining to the service of legal documents utilized in criminal and civil legal actions.

Requirements

Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented with additional course work/ training in crime prevention and/or law enforcement; a minimum of three years experience in law enforcement; sufficient physical capacity to perform the job in a variety of weather conditions; ability to interact effectively with the public; strong organizational and decision making skills; thorough knowledge of criminal and civil law; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

For a more detailed job description and necessary requirements click here.

To Apply

Candidates can submit an application online by clicking hereprint an application here and email it to jheard@lawcosheriff.com, or turn it at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office located at 240 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Night Shift Patrol Deputies and Courthouse Security

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Office

Commissioned law enforcement officers or honorably discharged veterans will be given priority hiring status.

Candidates can submit an online application here, in person at the Lawrence County Sheriffs Office, or print an application here and email it to jheard@lawcosheriff.com, or turn it in at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office located at 240 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Company Policy

Lawrence County will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), age, national origin, marital status, Vietnam era or qualified special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected vetting, referrals; layoff, recall, termination, training, educational and tuition assistance, social and recreational programs, wages, other forms of compensation and job requirements.

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