Knox County Tennessee

Merit System Council

The Merit System Council consist of community volunteers, appointed by the Knox County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the Merit Council is "To set forth and enforce a structured set of rules and guidelines to favorably influence the professionalism of law enforcement in Knox County through fair hiring, promotion and management practices: and to protect law enforcement personnel from coercion or loss of employment because of political activities of the administration." The Merit Council employs a staff to assist them in these duties.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is looking for motivated individuals who are interested in a career working as a Correctional Officer. Learn more about Corrections training via the story posted by WATE.

Apply today to join the KCSO team!

Current Openings:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Assistant Kitchen Manager
  • Commissary Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Support Services Tech I

For more information about available positions or questions about the application process please call (865) 215-4446.

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Merit System Council

Merit System Council
Andrew Johnson Building
912 S Gay St #L100
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-4446
Fax: 865-215-4448

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