When applying, you must provide a complete and thorough employment history on your application, specifically all jobs (part-time and full-time) held since leaving high school to the present, including any periods of unemployment. The information should include the name of employer, address/phone number, dates of employment (at least month/year), name of supervisor, job description, reason for separation, etc.

Positions Available

  • Corrections Service Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Court Officer
  • Civil Process Server
  • Law Enforcement Clerk

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • College Degree (if applicable)
  • Drivers License
  • And, if military background, DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge)

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About HCSO

Located in Chattanooga, TN, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is a regional leader in local law enforcement. As the fourth largest sheriff’s office in Tennessee, HCSO is accredited and skilled in many specialty operations like marine patrol, underwater rescue, drone, SWAT, and K9. At HCSO you will experience supportive leadership; traditional, yet progressive policing; and agency-wide teamwork. HCSO also oversees the Silverdale Detention Center and is responsible for the safety of over 1,000 inmates.

Hear From One of Our Own

“I joined HCSO as a lateral hire from another police agency. Joining HCSO was refreshing. I was instantly able to make change in the community due to the different policing perspective this agency has and I knew I was supported in my decisions. If you have been in any type of law enforcement then coming to HCSO is tremendously better because of the support you get from leadership. There are no words to describe what that does in this line of work.”

- Deputy Keith Hunter