There is no pre-determined schedule for position openings. Job openings are based on vacancies within the Sheriff's Office. The application stays online at the Shelby County website:
You may view and apply for open positions at the Shelby County website.
Online applications are the only accepted method, and they are the most efficient way to apply. Hard-copy applications are NOT accepted at the SCSO Human Resources office.
After an application is submitted on the County’s website, the County Human Resources Department sends an eligibility list to the Sheriff’s Office. Then, a Sheriff’s Office representative will notify you based on when we are hiring. If you fail to meet the minimum qualifications, County Human Resources will notify you.
Generally, the process generally takes at least 90 days from the time of the interview. The most time consuming aspects of the process are related to contacting the applicants’ employers and references.
Because these are Law Enforcement positions, SCSO will not consider applicants with felony convictions.
Credit related issues are not an automatic disqualification.