APPLY IN PERSON

When:
Monday - Friday from 08:00 to 04:00 CST

In order to speed up the process of your application, please bring all of the following:
  • high school diploma/GED
  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • valid drivers license
Where:
At the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, 705 Justice Drive, Somerville, TN 38068

Employee Benefits

Pay
Bi-weekly pay via direct deposit.

Longevity pay is earned after 5th year of employment.

Job Descriptions

Communications / Dispatcher

Fayette County Communications Division is currently accepting applications for 9-1-1 Dispatch positions. Apply in person at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Monday - Friday from 08:00 to 04:00.(705 Justice Dr. Somerville, Tn) or you may request to have the paper application emailed for you to print at home. THIS PAPER APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION.In order to speed up the process of your application, bring your high school diploma/GED, birth certificate, social security card and valid drivers license. You may also request to speak with the Communications Supervisor to answer any questions you may have.
Must be able to perform shift work, work holidays, weekends, 40 hrs a week with the possibility of overtime.

911 COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER (FULL TIME)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under supervision of the Communications Supervisor, using a computer-aided dispatch system, receive emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, EMS, or other emergency services for participating communities. Determine the nature and location of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire, EMS or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established policy and procedures. Receive and process 911 emergency calls from multiple member communities, maintain contact with all field units on assignment, maintain status and location of police and fire units. Monitor direct emergency alarms, answer non-emergency calls for assistance. Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems. Receive multiple requests for information simultaneously and process those requests accurately and in a timely fashion. Monitor several complex public safety radio frequencies simultaneously. Operate a variety of communications equipment; including radio consoles, telephones, computer systems and alarm monitoring equipment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Receives Business and Emergency 911 incoming calls from the public courteously obtaining all relevant information efficiently.
  • Dispatches and communicates with law enforcement, fire and EMS units ensuring agency policy, procedures and goals are met.
  • Evaluates and determines the type and level of service required quickly and directs this information to the appropriate respondent.
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy equipment, materials and supplies without assistance.
  • Knowledge of the operation of radio receiving and transmitting equipment.
  • Learns and maintains familiarity with general geography of the communities served.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to be courteous, but firm with the calling public.
  • Ability to read and understand laws, departmental policies, rules and instructions.
  • Working knowledge of computers in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to quickly learn departmental functions, practices, rules and regulations pertaining to Public Safety.
  • Ability to speak clearly in a well-modulated voice and to use good diction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by the work.
  • Ability to work in a 24/7/365 operation, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ensures that the security of the FSCO Communications Center is maintained at all times.
  • Ability to sit at a dispatch console and working over extended periods of time. Staying alert at all times.
  • Follows Fayette County employee handbook and policies and procedures.
  • Be physically present in attendance at the worksite while on duty.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by two (2) years responsible experience in communications/law enforcement/medical or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

OTHER REQUIREMEMTS

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be able to pass initial and random drug screens.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Operations, services, and activities of a public safety telecommunications and dispatch center.
  • Operational characteristics of modern public safety telecommunications equipment including computer aided dispatch systems and multi-channel radio systems.
  • Law enforcement and emergency service procedures for responding to and handling report incidents.
  • Technique of questioning for both emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Methods and techniques of receiving, prioritizing, and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  • Functions of the public safety department and other City departments.
  • Geographic features and locations within the area served.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and Local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Methods and techniques of telephone etiquette.
  • Methods and techniques of conflict resolution.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Ability To:

  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Effectively communicate and elicit information from upset and irate callers.
  • Speak clearly and concisely in an understandable voice on the radio and telephone and in person.
  • Hear and distinguish radio voice traffic within normal levels and over background noise.
  • Make independent decisions that affect the safety of public safety personnel, citizen, and property such as those involved in determining the urgency of requests received and the appropriate action to take.
  • Dispatch responders quickly and effectively.
  • Think quickly, calmly, and clearly in emergency situations.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Operate specialized public safety computer systems and applications.
  • Read and interpret maps and other navigational resources and give directions.
  • Type and enter data accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Work under pressure, exercise good judgment, and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain composure, alertness and concentration while working for extended periods of time.
  • Compile, maintain, process, and prepare a variety of records and reports.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public reporting emergencies and seeking information or filing a report.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Successfully pass the verification of a background investigation which may include a check of motor vehicle records, a search of local, state, and federal files to determine any criminal record.

SALARY, BENEFITS, OTHER

  • Salary Range: $32,760-$33,280
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation
  • Individual health insurance provided with optional family plan add-ons available. Optional dental/vision insurance available.
  • TCRS Retirement program

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32,000.00 - $33,280.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fayettecountysheriff

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

Corrections Officer

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Detention Officer. Applicants must be able to work shift work on any and all departmental shifts (day, evening, midnight) as well as holidays. Applicants must pick up an employment application in person at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Mandatory qualifications and skills are:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must possess a valid driver’s license (Excessive driving history may be a disqualifying factor)

Must not have been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contender to any felony or misdemeanor crime dealing with force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor (including DUI), or controlled substances / narcotics ? fingerprints will be submitted to TBI for verification

Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States - must provide DD-214 indicating HONORABLE DISCHARGE

Must be current on all court ordered child support payments (if applicable)

Must be free from any disorder as described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety ?psychological screening given by licensed health care provider qualified in psychiatric or psychological fields

Must submit to a thorough background check as well as pre-employment psychological, physical, and drug screening

Must have good moral character and work ethic as determined by a thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office

Must have the ability to attend mandatory scheduled training, some of which may be conducted out of town

Must possess the ability to obtain required training certifications for the position

Must possess basic computing skills

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills including English usage, diction, grammar, and spelling

Must possess the ability to use patience and tact in dealing with inmates

Must be able to perform a number of tasks simultaneously (multi-tasking) with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and quickly assess, evaluate and respond to stressful situations

Must possess prioritization skills and the ability to make sound decisions using all available information

Must have the skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled, effective manner while working under stress

Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including law enforcement personnel, coworkers, and the general public

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

Work Location:

  • One location

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/Fayettecountysheriff/

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

Deputy Sheriff

Position Summary
Works under general direction to perform necessary tasks to satisfy requirements legislated under the powers and duties of the Sheriff found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Chapters 8-8-201 and 8-8-213.

Pay Grade: 12 - 13 

Minimum Qualifications
1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possess a GED.
2. Must be minimum age of 21 at the time of application.
3. Must be of high moral character.
4. Discharged under honorable conditions from Armed Forces, if applicable [TN POST Rule 1110-2-.03(1)(f)].
5. Will be screened for misdemeanor/felony record. (Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to any felony charge or to any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances).
6. Attend and successfully complete a State of Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved basic police training academy.
7. PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Executes and returns process orders of the courts of record.
2. Aids and attends the courts as assigned.
3. Takes charge of custody of prisoners in the County Detention Center.
4. Serves, executes, and processes legally issued writs.
5. Makes initial investigations in response to dispatched calls for service.
6. Reviews and polices high accident locations and gives citations to violators.
7. Performs other duties as assigned to fulfill the requirements placed upon the office of the Sheriff's Office.
8. Performs other related duties as required or directed.

Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Others
1. Knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable.
2. Knowledge of traffic safety, or the use, care, and operation of the patrol vehicle under all conditions; and of the use and care of firearms and police liability.
3. Ability to master thorough on-the-job training during the first years of services.
4. Ability to interact with the public with courtesy and tact.
5. Ability to exercise good judgment and independent decision-making.
6. Ability to use self-defense techniques.

Special Requirements
1. Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends.
2. After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.
3. Must possess a valid drivers license or secure one upon date of employment.
4. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.
5. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d).

Disclaimer
This position is subject to a background check for any convictions that have substantial relationship to potential job duties. Only convictions that are substantially related to potential job duties will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Maintenance Technician

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The maintenance staff installs, maintains and repairs the facility's building structures and systems, including plumbing, electrical wiring and fixtures, machinery, equipment, electronics, and grounds.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Maintain/repair physical structure of facility in keeping with safe/secure operations of the facility.
  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair machines and equipment.
  • Install/repair electrical apparatus such as wiring or electronic components of machinery/equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment according to the preventative maintenance plan.
  • Provide proper supervision and tracking of inmates/residents assigned to Maintenance Department
  • Operates equipment, i.e., tractors, mowers, chainsaws, string trimmers and other power equipment as needed and assist in the preventive maintenance of such equipment
  • Assists in all aspects of landscape maintenance including: mowing, trimming, planting, pruning, mulching, hazard tree removal and trash pick-up and disposal
  • Performs routine inspections of all facilities noting needed repairs; ensuring sites are safe for public use
  • Must follow all directed County safety procedures
  • Performs plumbing and carpentry tasks
  • Assists in all aspects of building maintenance including cleaning restrooms, office and facilities.
  • Required additional training as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by two (2) years responsible experience in general maintenance or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

OTHER REQUIREMEMTS

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be able to pass initial and random drug screens.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to understand, follow and direct written and oral instructions.
  • Considerable knowledge of the safe and proper use and care of manual and power hand tools and equipment utilized in the field.
  • Considerable knowledge of the potential occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for successful performance in the trade.
  • Considerable knowledge of intermediate level mathematical computations, including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, ratios and percentages.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, schematic or schedule form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with coworkers.
  • Knowledge of computers and software, Microsoft Excel and Word.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to lift, move or carry objects up to 100 pounds; ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles; utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, and dampness/humidity. While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock; and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.

SALARY, BENEFITS, OTHER

  • Salary Range: $31,200--$36,000
  • Government vehicle provided with fuel card and vehicle insurance following probationary period.
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation
  • Individual health insurance provided with optional family plan add-ons available. Optional dental/vision insurance available.
  • TCRS Retirement program

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $31,200.00 - $36,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • Maintenance: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Animal Control Officer

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for enforcing the animal control ordinance. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Senior Animal Control Officer.”

MAJOR DUTIES:
  • Responds to calls from citizens; investigates reports of animal cruelty; prepares and files incident reports; serves citations and subpoenas; impounds stray animals; provides aid to sick or injured animals; responds to animal bite reports; secures aggressive animals; arranges quarantine for animals.
  • Cleans and disinfects dog kennels and cat cages; sweeps, mops, and disinfects floors; provides medical treatment to animals; feeds animals.
  • Answers multiple phone lines; processes complaints; dispatches field officers; records animal intakes, adoption education and counseling; prepares rabies specimens; prepares court cases; attends and testifies in court.
  • Performs euthanasia according to proper standards for sick, injured, aggressive, and unwanted animals; transports animals for disposal.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
  • Knowledge of local ordinances, state and federal laws pertaining to animal care and control.
  • Knowledge of animal shelter medical practices. o Knowledge of hazardous materials and sanitation standards.
  • Knowledge of pet breed identification, traits, and behavior. o Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in the animal capture techniques.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication. 
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Animal Control Director or Animal Control Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include local ordinances, state and federal laws, quarantine standards, standard operating procedures, and public safety standards. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, buy may require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related animal control duties. Working with sick or wounded animals contributes to the complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to enforce animal control ordinances and assist in the operation of the animal shelter. Success in this position contributes to the enforcement of local animal control ordinances and to the health and safety of residents and the animal population.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, law enforcement personnel, state and federal agricultural agents, representatives of human societies and rescue agencies, pet owners, veterinarians, and members of the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; resolve problems; and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, animal shelter, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Possession of a valid driver's license (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) in compliance with County Safety and Loss Control Guidelines.

ADA COMPLIANCE: Fayette County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations. 

HIPAA COMPLIANCE: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, requires employees to protect the security of Protected Health Information (PHI) however it is obtained, handled, learned, heard or viewed in the course of their work.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE: In accordance of Fayette County's Substance Abuse Policy of 1996, as amended, all job applicants offered employment will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs and alcohol as a condition of employment. In the course of employment, employees are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post accident and routine fitness for duty testing for illegal drugs and alcohol abuse. Employees are prohibited to work under the influence, to possess, to distribute or to sell illegal drugs in the work place or abuse alcohol on the job. Confirmed positive is reason for denial of employment and/or termination.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • No experience requirements.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license.