Walton County Sheriff's Office - Fire Rescue Cadet

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeInternship
Job TitleFire Rescue Cadet
SalaryNot Applicable
Contactwork@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs

General Statement of the Position

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Fire Rescue Cadet positions. The Fire Rescue Cadet with our agency will involve the selected candidates in having the opportunity to gain practical training and experience through education, community involvement, and public service.   


Minimum Qualifications

  • Student enrolled in a Walton County School completed 8th grade to a senior in high school.
  • Able to maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Commitment to one (1) meeting a month during the program term.
  • Commitment to participation in yearly county events
  • Approval and cooperation of a parent or guardian and consent to a background check.

Purpose of the Program

For young students considering a career in fire rescue and emergency services, to partner with Walton County Fire Rescue to gain practical training and experience through education, community involvement and public service. Fire rescue cadets are introduced to firefighting and rescue techniques through a regimented course of instruction based on teamwork and responsibility. Emphasizing personal accountability, discipline, and respect for the chain of command, the program features training in fire suppression, first aid and CPR, apparatus use, emergency medical response, mitigation of hazardous materials, and other areas. Cadets can experience the responsibilities of first responders through the Ride Along program as they accompany firefighters and paramedics on actual emergency calls.


Contact Information

If you need further information or have questions about the program, please contact Chief McElyea at 850-419-3708 or mcethomas@waltonso.org


Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@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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