Walton County Sheriff's Office - Maintenance Worker- Jail Operations

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Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleMaintenance Worker- Jail Operations
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

 *Please note that this job will close on August 14th at 5:00 pm CENTRAL! *



POSITION TITLE:              Maintenance Worker (Jail Operations)

CLOSING DATE:                Until Filled

SALARY RANGE:              $33,770 - $48,274      

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Worker. 


This is a non-sworn position that performs semi-skilled construction, modification, maintenance and repair work on all Sheriff’s facilities. This position will supervise and direct jail trustees in the proper performance of their daily tasks while maintaining the security, safety and control of the inmates/offenders assigned to their work detail.


High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

Must be at least 18 years of age with good communication skills.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Must be able to use various hand and power tools.

Experience in electrical trouble shooting.

Experience in plumbing repair.

Must be able to operate a tractor and bush hog.

Experience in maintaining and repairing HVAC systems is preferred.


  • Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office must apply here and also submit a memorandum of interest to the Human Resources Division.  A professional resume tailing your education and experience must be attached to the memorandum.



  • Applicants will be required to successfully complete:
  • Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal check, driving check, credit check, previous employment check.
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Panel Interview
  • Drug Screen including nicotine panel


Please direct any questions to hr@waltonso.org.


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.

Please direct questions regarding this position 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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