The Pima County Sheriff's Department continually recruits for positions other than Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer. Civilian opportunities are varied and include clerical, technical, service/maintenance, and professional positions. Some of these positions require working nights, weekends, and holidays. Civilian personnel play an integral role in dealing with the public and providing support to deputies and corrections officers in law enforcement and community service areas.

All positions with the Pima County Sheriff's Department require satisfactory completion of a background investigation, polygraph, and drug screen. The hiring process is very detailed and may take up to 6-8 weeks to complete.

Please visit the Pima County Human Resources website for a list of available positions.  You may also fill out the form in the sidebar to sign up for notifications of civilian positions as they becomes available.

Health care positions at the Pima County Adult Detention Center are supplied by a private contractor. For information concerning open health care positions click here.

4361 - Corrections Cook ($14.93 Hourly​​​​​​​)

Job Description - Performs work in food production and service in a corrections/detention facility, performing volume cooking and preparation of regular and special diet foods according to prescribed menus and recipes; oversees inmates in food service work.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) Three years of experience in large-scale food preparation*, one year of which must be in volume cooking. Experience applying food service sanitation regulations may substitute for up to one year of the food preparation experience. * Large-scale food preparation includes food preparation in an institutional setting, e.g., hospital, nursing home, corrections/detention facilities, school or industrial plant cafeterias, large full-service and fast-food restaurants, commercial cafeterias/buffets, hotel/convention banquet facilities, military feeding facilities (ashore or afloat) or similar mass-feeding or catering operations. 
(2) Two years of experience with Pima County as a Food Service Worker II or Corrections Food Service Worker.


1351 - Accountant​​​​​​​ ($19.15 Hourly​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)

Job Description - Performs professional accounting work in various departments of the County, requiring theoretical knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices and methods of professional accounting.

Minimum Qualifications - (1)  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or a closely related field as defined by the Appointing Authority.  [Professional-level accounting experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis; four years of professional experience in accounting may be substituted for the degree requirement.][Paraprofessional accounting experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a two-to-one basis, e.g., two years of paraprofessional experience may be substituted for one year of education.]
(2) An Associates degree or at least 30 semester hours in accounting from an accredited college or university and two years of professional accounting experience . [Four years of paraprofessional accounting experience may be substituted for the two years of professional experience.]
(3) Three years of experience with Pima County as a Senior Accounting Support Specialist..


3537 - Public Safety Transcription Technician​​​​​​​ ($14.93 Hourly​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)

Job Description - This classification transcribes recorded or written law enforcement officer reports into department-approved formats or onto required forms using computer-based resources to meet departmental and legal standards for content, accuracy and timeliness. It is distinguished from other clerical, administrative and Public Safety-related technicians and specialists by its primary focus on the accurate transcribing of legally sufficient reports and documentation.

Minimum Qualifications - High School Diploma or GED required at time of application.  


4369 - Corrections Custodian - Senior​​​​​​​ ($14.38 Hourly​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)

Job Description - Leads and participates in the work of inmate crews providing cleaning, sanitation, general maintenance and landscaping of facilities and grounds in strict accordance with security rules and procedures. This classification is distinguished from all other Custodian classifications by its primary assignment to adult correctional facilities and its participation in inmate security supervision.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) Two years of commercial, institutional or industrial custodial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
(2)  One year of experience with Pima County as a Custodian. 
(3)  Two years of experience in the direct supervision of unskilled or semi-skilled workers or laborers engaged in grounds or facilities maintenance or custodial activity.

How to Apply:

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Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.