Walton County Sheriff's Office - Detention Deputy

Job Overview

DepartmentWalton County Sheriff's Office
TypeCertified
Job TitleDetention Deputy
Salary $17.79 per hour ($37,000.00 per year) Certified
Contacthr@waltonso.org
LocationDefuniak Springs , FL
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DETENTION DEPUTY

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Detention Deputies are often referred to as Correctional Officers. At Walton County Sheriff’s Office, these sworn members work directly with inmates to maintain order and provide for the security, care and direct supervision of inmates in housing units, at meals, during recreation, on work assignments and during all other phases of activity in a correctional facility. WCSO Jail requires staffing on a 24/7 basis which requires employees to work shift work; working weekends and holidays is often required. At WCSO, Detention Deputies work 12-hour shifts in secure areas, allowing them to be off every other weekend. Shift assignments are based on the needs of the agency. Opportunities for career advancement are available.

Certified applicants must have completed the Basic Recruit Training Course for Correctional Officers and possess a current employment certificate of compliance for Correctional Officer issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.  Certified applicants who are selected for employment will be hired at a minimum rate of $37,000 per year. Detention Deputies are sworn members who are eligible for high-risk retirement benefits as well as education incentive payments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid FL driver’s license with a good driving history
  • Have a good moral character and be drug-free, in accordance with agency policy
  • Pass a background investigation which includes all items described on the agency’s automatic disqualification list, such as no felony convictions, no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, no convictions or injunctions for domestic violence, no dishonorable discharge from any branch of the of the United States Armed Forces, etc.
  • Certified applicants must have completed the Basic Recruit Training Course for Correctional Officers and possess a current employment certificate of compliance for Correctional Officer issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

TO APPLY:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a Walton County Sheriff’s Office Support Staff Application.  Applications are available on www.PublicSafetyApp.com/WaltonCountyFL 

HIRING PROCESS:

Applicants will be required to successfully complete:

  • Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal history, driving history, credit check, previous employment verification
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Panel Interview
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)

Applicants must list a valid telephone number and email address.  Applicants are responsible for contacting WCSO-HR to update any information.  Failure to respond to future emails requesting  additional information, or fail to submit a complete application and required documents as indicated above may result in disqualification.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.  If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the Hiring Authority or Human Resources in advance.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.

Applicants may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Division by emailing hr@waltonso.org for assistance.

Please direct questions regarding this job to hr@waltonso.org


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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