Jail Cook Position Available


The Knox County Sheriff’s Office intends to fill a position of jail cook.

Thursday – Monday 10am to 6pm (county benefits apply)

Duties include meal preparation utilizing commercial kitchen equipment. Staff will not be in regular contact with inmates.

Position requirements

  • Be at least twenty-one [21] years of age;
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED);
  • Be subject to a thorough background investigation and personal interviews by agency personnel;
  • Demonstrate reading and comprehension skills in the English language to at least the 12th grade level through interviews and written demonstration of proficiency;
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph and drug testing;
  • Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files;

Applications available online http://www.knoxcountysheriff.com/  or in person during business hours. Please include a resume.

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