Walton County Sheriff's Office - Purchasing Clerk-Jail

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Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitlePurchasing Clerk-Jail
Salary$30,631 to $43,787 (based on experience)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

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Preferred Qualifications: 

High school diploma, Florida General Education Development Test (GED), or out-of-state GED, with transcript of test results.  Must be able to operate computer, printer, fax machine, copier, and telephone.  Applicant must be able to multi-task.  Must be familiar with Windows 10 operating system. 


Perform Job Functions: 

  • Reviews purchase requisition forms to ensure they are properly completed and for an appropriate and justifiable need.
  • Prepares/verifies and/or submits purchase requisitions for supplies/equipment, ensuring all required information is accurate, complete and submitted to the appropriate authority in a timely manner.
  • Will promptly issue appropriate equipment and/or supplies as per authorized request, maintaining and updating the inventory log.
  • Must maintain a sufficient inventory of required supplies/items/equipment to ensure availability as needed.
  • Establishes and accurately updates vendor files to reflect any activity or changes.
  • Conducts adequate research in order to determine the optimum supplier in terms of price, quality, and delivery.
  • Issues and accurately records all clothing and Inmate supplies issued
  • Orders and distributes office supplies and/or uniform items as required.
  • Inventories all products in the warehouse weekly to insure that the supply is adequate for the following week.



Standards to Perform Job Functions: 

Physical Requirements:  Tasks involve walking and standing.  Must be able to sit, stand, and bend body forward at waist.  Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone.  Must have clear vision to view computer monitor.  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words); Must be able to lift up to twenty pounds; carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics of records, specifications and contracts.


Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking to convey or exchange information to people; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions and/or directions.  Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.


Language Ability:  Requires ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc., in moderately complex technical terminology.  Requires the ability to read and interpret warranties, contracts and specifications.  Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English.


Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Requires the application of principles of influence systems and synthesis functions.


Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used within the parameters of the job.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, use decimals and calculate percentages, to determine weight; compute discount and loss, ratio and proportion.


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using modern office equipment.


Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.  Must be able to work around inmates. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with frequent deadlines.  Requires the ability to exercise consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with various professionals, Sheriff’s Office staff, and the general public.  Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.


Physical Communications:  Requires the ability to talk and hear:  Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.


For assistant, please call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Office at 850-892-8186.




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


  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)


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.

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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