Applications Being Accepted For County Jail Corrections Officers

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office accepts applications for Corrections Officers and Corrections Service Officers to work in the Hamilton County Jail at all times. In order to submit an application, the applicant must:

  • be at least 21 years of age for Corrections Officer and at least 18-20 years of age for Corrections Service Officer

  • be a citizen of the United States,

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED),

  • not have been convicted, or pled guilty to, or entered into a nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state law or municipal ordinance relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance, and

  • not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge.


If the applicant is to be considered, he/she must pass a physical agility test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a combination of climbing stairs and a dummy drag.


Salary: $32,090.00 (annualized) for Corrections Officer

$28,383.00 (annualized) for Corrections Service Officer


Visit our website at and submit an application online; call the Human Resources Offices at 423/209-7014 for an application; or stop by the office at 601 Cherry or Market Street, Room G-25, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. With application, must provide employment history (part time and full time) from leaving high school to the present and a copy of GED or diploma or transcript, college degree (if applicable), drivers license, social security card, and, if military experience, DD Form 214. We do not accept faxed or emailed applications.


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