Walton County Sheriff's Office - Communications Officer

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Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleCommunications Officer
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking career-minded individuals with experience in 911 Public Safety Telecommunications. Applicants must be willing to obtain/maintain applicable state certifications, complete a comprehensive in-house training program, and work 12-hour shifts dispatching first responders to calls for service. 


  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma.
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to type 20 words per minute
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Pass background investigation, polygraph and drug screening.
  • Pass an online test administered by the Agency. 


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 


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
  • Assessment test
  • 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.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

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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