AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT – NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
Applicants are considered for all positions without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national
origin, disability, or veteran status in employment opportunities or benefits. This application is but one part of the
hiring and employment process. Other parts may include an interview, an employment examination, and an ability to
perform the essential functions of the job. If you need accommodations in order to complete any part of the hiring
and employment process, including this application, please call one of the following numbers: (865) 215-2952
ADA Office or (865) 215-4446 Merit System Council.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITIONS WITH KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1). Be at least 21 years of age and bondable (required only for employees in law enforcement). Other employees
must be at least 18 years of age.
2). Be a citizen of the United States
3). Be a high school graduate or its equivalent (GED)
4), Cannot be convicted of, or plead guilty to, or 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, this includes misdemeanor convictions and moving violations that include alcohol
and/or controlled substance such as driving under the influence. (Chapter No. 849, Senate Bill No.3189, July 2006)
5). Cannot have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces
of the United States.
6). Must have fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. This is arranged for candidates, as the
Knox County Sheriff’s Office for employment purposes must fingerprint every candidate. Fingerprints from any
other agency are not accepted.
7). Must have or be eligible for a valid Tennessee Driver’s License, for those employees normally required to
operate motor vehicles.
8). Must be free of all latent or apparent metal disorders as verified by a qualified professional selected by the Merit
System for any position in Law Enforcement, Corrections, or Civilian classifications, and in all other positions
unless waived by the council
9). Must have passed the departmental physical examination by a licensed physician.
10). Have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation.
11). Must have passed an entry-level exam.