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.

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.   


5549 - Latent Print Examiner I ($25.12 - $35.17 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.


5853 - Public Safety Data Technician ($18.23 - $24.61 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 -  A high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certification and one year of experience with Pima County in processing legal documents in a law enforcement, corrections, probation, or legal setting.


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.


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. 


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 settings.
(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.

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