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.

5904 - Corrections Cook I ($16.54 - $22.33 Hourly)

Job Description - This position, with rotating shifts, performs work in food production and service in a corrections/detention facility, performing volume cooking and preparation of regular/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*.
*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) Completion of a culinary arts program through a career and/or technical school, community college, or equivalent.
(3) Current ServSafe or equivalent certification.

5918 - Process Server ($16.54 - $22.33 Hourly)

Job Description - Locates individuals and serves them with subpoenas, summons, writs, notices of hearings and other related legal documents, and documents such activities as required by law.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) A high school diploma or GED certificate and two years of public contact experience in a criminal justice setting which would include: legal, law enforcement, corrections/detention, courts or other related public-sector setting.
(2) Six months of experience as a certified Law Enforcement Officer. 

5938 - Custodian I ($15.75 - $21.26 Hourly)

Job Description - Custodian I for the Pima County Adult Detention Center, performs custodial tasks in buildings, offices, or other facilities.

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

5778 - Intake Specialist ($20.10 - $27.14 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.

5860 - Warehouse Supply Technician II ($18.23 - $24.61 Hourly)

Job Description - Warehouse Supply Technician II at the Pima County Adult Detention Center 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.

5689 - Forensic Technician I ($22.16 - $29.92 Hourly)

Job Description - Identifies, gathers, secures, processes, and photographs physical evidence for investigations and prosecution of criminal and civil cases.

Minimum Qualifications - (1) One year of work experience in a photographic field.
(2) A certificate in Crime Scene Management, or a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, from an accredited university, college, or trade school in a natural science, criminal justice, or other closely related field as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment. (Relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.)

5887 - Public Safety Transcription Technician ($17.36 - $23.44 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. 

5549 - Latent Print Examiner I ($17.36 - $23.44 Hourly)

Job Description - Latent Print Examiners collect, preserve, examine, and compare latent print evidence with known inked prints to establish positive identification of persons.  Incumbents perform computer-assisted inked print-to-inked print and latent print-to-inked print comparisons, identifications, and verifications and enter related demographic data into the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS).

Minimum Qualifications - (1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of eighty (80) hours of International Association for Identification (IAI) Latent Print Certification Board-approved formal training in latent print examination/comparison, and one year of full-time experience in latent print examination/comparison.

(Additional relevant experience may substitute for the aforementioned education.)

(2) Current certification as a Latent Print Examiner by the International Association for Identification.

5886 - Public Safety Specialist ($17.36 - $23.44 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.

5392 - Accountant II - Elected Officials ($57,607.00 - $80,649.00 Annually)

Job Description - This position will perform professional accounting work within the Financial Division of the Pima County Sheriff's Department. They require 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, finance, economics, public or business administration, or a closely related field as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and one year of professional level experience in accounting, budgeting, auditing or accounting analysis, or financial management research. (Additional relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)


(2) One year with Pima County as a Financial Accountant, Financial Analyst, or Financial Operations Technician.

5245 - Accountant III - Elected Officials ($66,536.00 - $93,150.00 Annually)

Job Description - Participates in either the preparation of certain parts of interim financial statements and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), or in the development of modules for the centralized automated accounting system, or in conducting internal financial audits (which have a bearing on credibility or validity of the County’s financial statements). Conducts audits of departments accounting operations and procedures, analyzing work prepared by departmental accountants and consolidating that information into financial statements and financial reports. 

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 and two years of professional accounting experience. (Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)


(2) One year of experience with Pima County as a Finance Accountant - Senior.

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.

  • 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