Walton County Sheriff's Office - Fiscal Assistant

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleFiscal Assistant
Salary$35,797 - $51,172
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement





Job Title:                                Fiscal Assistant

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

Closing Date:                         Until filled


General Statement of Job

Under general supervision, the Fiscal Assistant will perform a wide variety of clerical accounting duties, including grant research and compilation and a variety of other tasks in support of the assigned area of responsibility; and perform related duties, as required.



  • Applicant must have an Associate’s degree and three (3) to five (5) years of experience or ten (10) years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Applicant must have prior experience with managing project portfolios.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that have certifications from recognized institutes with specialized courses in grants management.


Essential Job Functions

  • Perform technical and administrative duties in support of financial activities and operations.
  • Support the grants requirement and implementation for the Agency.
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grant’s administration process.
  • Apply for/write grants for the Agency while consulting with Executive staff to determine needs and objectives.
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results.
  • Prepare financial and budget plans with the Finance department in accordance with each grant requirement.
  • Prepare documents related to grant-funded programs.
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities.
  • Maintain audit trail and supporting document files; review files to determine accuracy of supporting documents; inform appropriate managers or vendors when additional supporting documents are required.
  • Research, collect, and compile information from various sources for a variety of accounting areas; assist with interpreting and analyzing data and preparing technical records, reports, and summaries.
  • Maintain a variety of hard copy and/or electronic documents and records.
  • Provide assistance to co-workers, as well as to management and directors.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


Required Skills

  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good understanding of the Agency’s overall objectives
  • Ability to work with a team and provide support to staff
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and internet.



Standards to Perform Job Functions


Physical Requirements:  Sit up to 7 hours per day, stand up to 1 hours per day, walk up to 1 hours per day, occasionally lift up to 10 lbs., bend, squat, climb, reach, kneel, and/or twist.


Hiring Process:

Applicants will be required to successfully complete –

  • Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal check, driving check, credit check, and previous employment check.
  • Polygraph Examination.
  • Panel Interview.
  • Drug Screen including nicotine panel.




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

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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