Walton County Sheriff's Office - Animal Services Receptionist

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleAnimal Services Receptionist
Salary$29,1720 - $41,701 annually
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement


The Animal Services Receptionist is responsible for processing adoption applications, owner surrender, and stray turn in forms received from the public.

The Animal Services Receptionist works Tuesday-Saturday.



  • This position will ensure the Walton County Animal Shelter is opened at the required times.
  • This position will process adoption applications, owner surrender, and stray information and upload into the shelter management system.
  • This position will show animals to the public for potential adoption.
  • This position may be required to attend off site adoption events.
  • This position notifies the Walton County Health Department of all bite cases and sends paperwork as required.
  • This position scans all paperwork received from the Animal Control Officers as needed.
  • This position maintains all medical files for animals available for adoption and ready to go to new owners at time of the adoption.
  • This position receives, routes, and disperses telephone calls/messages for Walton County Animal Services.
  • This position receives and distributes mail for Walton County Animal Services.
  • This position composes, generates, and routes correspondence/reports.
  • This position will perform additional duties as assigned.


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


  • Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal history, driving history, credit check, previous employment verification
  • Panel Interview
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)
  • Polygraph examination.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process because of a disability, please notify the Human Resource Office in advance by calling 850-892-8186. Florida residents seeking Veteran Preference must complete the Veteran’s Preference portion of the application and submit a DD214.

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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