Knox County Tennessee

Merit System Board of Directors

The Merit System Board of Directors consist of community volunteers, appointed by the Knox County Commission and the Knox County Mayor. 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.

https://www.wate.com/news/bridging-the-gap/bridging-the-gap-behind-the-scenes-at-kcso-corrections-officer-training

Apply today to join the KCSO team!

Current Openings:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Assistant Kitchen Manager
  • Commissary Assistant
  • Property Officer
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Support Services Tech I
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Clerk/Typist

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

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Merit System Board of Directors

Old Court House First Floor
300 W Main St.
Room 103
Knoxville, TN 37902

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

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