Walton County Sheriff's Office - Front Desk Receptionist-Jail

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleFront Desk Receptionist-Jail
Salary$24,000 to $34,308 annually-based on experience
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement



The Front Desk Receptionist in the Jail Support Bureau politely greets visitors, ascertains the nature of their visit and directs the visitors to the appropriate office or individual. 




  • This position will ensure all required information is documented in the sign in log, verifies their

Identity if necessary, issues ID badges and directs visitors to the appropriate personnel/department or requests an escort.

  • This position will politely answer and screen calls as appropriate, routing the calls to the proper personnel.
  • This position compiles and maintains a complete and accurate list of inmates to be visited and will notify the appropriate Detention Deputy, who will notify the inmate of their visitor.
  • This position will accurately make inmate visitation appointments via incoming phone calls, properly recording and relaying the pertinent information as appropriate.
  • This position will perform additional duties as assigned.
  • This position is located in a county correctional facility.




  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.



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


  • Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)


As part of the selection process applicants for consideration will be required to participate in an oral interview process.               


The Walton County Sheriff’s Department 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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