Walton County Sheriff's Office - Vocational Instructor

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleVocational Instructor
Salary$35,797 - $51,172 annually (based on experience)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Job Title:                  Vocational Instructor

Pay Range:              $35,797 to $51,172 annually (based on experience)

Closing Date:           Position is open until filled



General Statement of Job 

Under general supervision of the Administrative Lieutenant, performs work of average difficulty and is responsible for dealing with minimum classification level of detained inmates. An employee in this position will generally supervise and train inmates in vocational programs at the Walton County Jail but may be called upon to work other positions as needed. In this position an employee must be able to exercise good judgement and initiative in handling routine and emergency situations.


• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
• Must possess and maintain a commercial driver license (CDL) class A with 3 years’ experience.
• Must be able to obtain a commercial driver license third party administrator certification.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Must be able to obtain certified trainer and ADEPT practical examiner certificate.


Essential Job Functions

• Care, custody, and control while on work detail with inmates.
• Supervise and maintain order and conduct of inmates.
• Accountable for tools and overall maintenance of equipment in area of responsibility.
• Exercise reasonable and/or special care or action in handling inmates.
• Skill in the use of computers, two-way radio communication, intercom system, and a variety of devices used to perform daily functions of position.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Assist other departments within the Support and Operations Division of the jail, when necessary.
• Train and test inmates in Vocational Programs.


Required Skills

• Describe facts and events accurately.
• Apply laws, applicable rules and procedures.
• Plan, organize, and coordinate assignments.
• Work under stressful conditions.
• React quickly and calmly in emergency situations.



Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements:

• Sit up to 6 hours per day
• Stand up 6 hour per day
• Walk up 6 hours per day
• Frequently lift up to 30 lbs.
• Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
• Frequently bend, reach, or twist


As part of the selection process, applicants for consideration will be required to pass the following:

•Oral Interview
•Polygraph Examination
•Background Check
•7-Panel Drug Screen


The 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 hr@waltonso.org

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