The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office employees are protected under Civil Service. In order to be considered for a position with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office one must first take and pass the Civil Service Exam.

With the exception of Correctional Officer positions we give our Civil Service Exam only once a year. Our next test will be in January  2018

Employment Opportunity Notice


The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office is testing for the following positions:


Cook: Meal prep, ordering supplies, supervise inmates.


Correctional Officer: Responsible for the security and welfare of all inmates.


Deputy: Responding to and investigating routine calls.


Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 18 years of age or older, high school diploma or accepted GED certificate, citizen of the U.S., no arrest or conviction for charges of force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; have an honorable discharge from armed forces if applicable, have a good moral character and pass a background check; pass a physical, psychological and a drug screen; and have a valid driver’s license. Some computer experience is desired.


Subject to a passing score on the Civil Service Test, all persons seeking a position that will require them to attend the Law Enforcement Academy for certification must then successfully complete a physical fitness qualification course.  The physical fitness qualification will be administered soon after the Civil Service Exam


Applications will be accepted through 4:00pm on Friday September 1, 2017 at the Sheriff's Office located at 117 W Smith St Gallatin, TN 37066. Application fee of $20.00 per test must be paid in cash with completed application. The written test includes general aptitude questions. Applicants scoring 70 or above will be placed on a hiring roster for the remainder of the year 2017.


Examination will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  Arrive at 8:30 a.m. to register.  Picture I.D. required.


Location:  Old EMA Building, 1570 Cairo Rd., Gallatin, TN 37066



For more information call:

Jennifer Wiser at 615-442-1848

Tammy Weatherford at 615-442-1841

Rita Wiser at 615-442-1814


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