DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
710 S. 5th STREET
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37206
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Updated: July 08, 2021
Position Title: Correctional Officer Trainee
The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is currently hiring and building an eligibility list of qualified applicants.
Salary Information: $38,300.38 after 8 weeks moves to $41,767.04
Department Contact: Shelley SpurlockHR Generalist(615) email@example.com
Department Overview: As a law enforcement agency committed to public safety, we strive to be the leader in the field of corrections, service of civil process and innovative community-based programs emphasizing accountability, diversity, integrity, and professionalism.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Working Environment/Physical Demands:
Work involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions. Employee works in a correctional environment that requires physical stamina and exposure to hazardous and stressful situations. Employees may be required to work varying shifts and weekends and must be able to defend themselves or others against physical attack.
Minimum Qualifications :
High School Diploma or state issued GED., twenty-one (21) years of age, and a U.S. Citizen. Valid Drivers License may be required for some positions.
Applicants who have served in any branch of the military MUST provide a copy of their DD214 long-form. Any discharge status other than "honorable" may preclude you from being considered for employment due to state law under T.C.A 41-4-144.
*If you received an Entry Level Separation of General Discharge under Honorable Conditions, you may be eligible to apply for a waiver. Provide all relevant documents along with your DD214 to online application.
Per state law any applicant who has been convicted of, or has pleaded guilty to, or has entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or municipal ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances will not be considered for employment.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must participate in a Written Examination and Physical Standards Test as part of the qualifying process. Invitations to the examinations are emailed to qualified candidates. Be sure your email address is up-to-date. The written exam is administered each month. Candidates passing the written exam will be invited to participate in the physical standards test (scheduled every month). Candidates attending physical standards test must pass both parts of the test to be placed on the eligibility register.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: