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.

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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.

0912 - Trades Maintenance Specialist  ($19.67 Hourly)

Job Description - Leads, participates, or operates independently in providing journey-level maintenance, repair, diagnosis, trouble-shooting, construction, fabrication and preventive maintenance. Requires technical skills, experience and knowledge in area of specialization, as well as training, lead or supervisory skills and knowledge. Accountable for activities and ensures services or products comply with written procedures, engineering drawings, specifications, contracts, industry standards and statutory codes and requirements.

Minimum Qualifications - 1) Completion of an industry-recognized apprenticeship program in any combination of the following trades: general building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, locksmith or vehicle maintenance and one year of journey-level experience in the same.
(Relevant education may substitute for up to six months of the aforementioned experience.)
(2)  Five years of journey-level experience in any combination of the following trades: general building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, locksmith or vehicle maintenance.
(Relevant education may substitute for up to two and one half years of the aforementioned experience.)
(3)  Two years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Technician in any combination of the following trades: general building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, locksmith or vehicle maintenance.  Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience.
(Relevant education may substitute for up to one year of the aforementioned experience.) 

1102 - Program Specialist - Background Investigator ($19.67 Hourly)

Job Description - This classification is responsible for performing specialized support activities for a functional program or work unit.  It is distinguished from the Program Coordinator classification by its focus on participating in the specialized support activities of a single functional program or work unit rather than coordinating a variety of activities for a program. It is distinguished from administrative classifications by the type of specialized support activities that are performed.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in management, public or business administration or a field closely related to the program area, as determined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment. (Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)
(2) Three years with Pima County in a paraprofessional or professional administrative classification.

1186 - Intake Support Specialist ($15.86 Hourly)

Job Description - This classification processes individuals (detainees, arrestees and prisoners) into the County detention facility by initiating required records, based upon law enforcement officer documentation, court and other agency manual and computer-based records, warrants and related interviews and preliminary mental/medical screening of individuals. This classification differs from other process-oriented classifications by its direct contact and interaction with detainees, arrestees and prisoners and the strict legal requirements for timely and accurate record-keeping and related functions.

Minimum Qualifications - A High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certification.  Proof must be submitted at the time of application.

1199 - Intake Support Supervisor ($19.67 Hourly)

Job Description - Supervises and participates in the activities of a specialized work-unit within the Pima County Adult Detention Complex overseeing and conducting initial intake processing, maintaining inmate custody records, reconciling inmate accounts, processing bond transactions and coordinating unit activities with local, state and federal law enforcement and judicial agencies to process, interpret and act upon court orders and directives.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) Four years of experience in the criminal justice field and one year of lead or supervisory experience. (Lead/supervisory experience may be concurrent with the above mentioned experience.)
(Relevant education from an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school may substitute for the general portion of the aforementioned experience.)
(2) Three years of continuous experience in a Pima County Intake Support Specialist classification.

1212 - Supply Technician ($15.82 Hourly)

Job Description - Receives, issues, inventories and stores supplies, materials and equipment.  Performs various processing tasks and manual duties requiring familiarity with the supply and/or property   operations.  Some positions perform duties in law enforcement or corrections environments and may include daily contact with inmates.  Some positions may perform duties in a medical setting and be required to order, handle, store, and deliver hazardous materials.

Minimum Qualifications - (1)  Two years of experience in receipt, inventorying and distribution of supplies, materials, property and/or equipment.
(2)  One year of experience with Pima County as a Supply Technician, Supply Processing and Distribution Technician I or Supply, Processing and Distribution Technician.

2171 - Custodian ($15.77 Hourly)

Job Description - Performs custodial tasks in buildings, offices or other facilities.

Minimum Qualifications - Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates the minimum knowledge and skills.

3268 - Tactical Medic ($19.75 Hourly​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)

Job Description - Performs medical support including patient assessment, administering emergency medical treatment and life support, loading and transporting patients to the hospital and completing required reports and documentation.  This classification operates as part of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team during high-risk law enforcement operations and training functions.  

Minimum Qualifications - Certification by the State of Arizona as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) or other advanced, State of Arizona, emergency services qualification/certification as identified by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and two years of professional experience performing emergency medical services. (Examples of typical qualification/certification that would qualify include, but are not limited to, Registered Nurse (RN), MD, etc.)

3530 - Public Safety Support Specialist ($15.84 Hourly)

Job Description - Provides administrative, investigative, or operations support within an assigned unit in direct support of law-enforcement or corrections operations, not requiring commissioned or certification as a law enforcement or corrections officer. It is distinguished from the Office Support and Administrative Services classifications by the nature of the specialized duties and requirements of the assigned work-unit in law enforcement or corrections support.

Minimum Qualifications - (1)  A High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) certification and three years of public contact experience.
(2)  Four years of direct public contact experience requiring explanation and interpretation of rules, regulations and policies to the public.
(3)  Two years of experience as a certified law enforcement or corrections officer.

3535 - Public Safety Data Technician ($16.30 Hourly)

Job Description - Provides support to Pima County law enforcement by validating, processing, entering, retrieving and clearing information from local, state and national computer system files.  Assists law enforcement officers by confirming criminal justice information, coordinating extraditions and issuing victim notifications.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) A high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certification and two years of experience processing legal documents in a law enforcement, corrections, probation or legal setting.
(2) One year of experience with Pima County as a Records Technician, Public Safety Support Specialist, Public Safety Transcription Technician or Office Support Level IV.

3537 - Public Safety Transcription Technician ($15.86 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. 

4361 - Corrections Cook ($15.86 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)  One year of experience in large-scale food preparation*
(2)   Completion of a culinary arts program through a career and/or technical school, community college or equivalent.
(3) Current ServSafe or equivalent certification.

 *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.

7120 - Program Coordinator - EEO Coordinator ($51,396.80 Annually)

Job Description - Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities of a specific single functional program. This is distinguished from Program Manager by its direct participation in the day-to-day activities of a single functional program with highly specified objectives. Conversely, the Program Manager manages and administers a large, multi-faceted specialized program with diversified activities. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Minimum Qualifications - A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, management, human resources, public administration, counseling, industrial psychology or a related field and two years of professional level human resources, personnel administration, investigations or training experience.
(Additional *relevant education from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
(Additional *relevant experience may substitute for required education.)

*Relevant experience includes analyzing, researching, and evaluating employment discrimination laws, regulations, or policies; and conducting investigations of employment discrimination.


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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.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least 18 years of age (at time of hire)
  • Be of excellent character
  • U.S. Citizen or Alien Work Permit
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays