Walton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff - Sponsorship

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff - Sponsorship
SalarySalary is approximately 10% less than certified law enforcement officer
Deadline Oct 8, 2025 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactjoinourteam@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL

Deputy Sheriff - Sponsorship 

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is always seeking motivated and forward-thinking individuals to join our team. Part of that mission involves finding and developing relationships with candidates who share our common goal to provide excellent service to our community.

We do offer sponsorship's for those in the begin stages of their law enforcement careers. In order to qualify for sponsorship, candidates must complete an application for employment to be a Deputy Sheriff - Sponsorship. Once your application has been processed, you must successfully pass our hiring process, be granted a conditional job offer, and then be selected for sponsorship.

 

Want to learn more? Speak to members of the department June 17, 2020 at the 2020 Public Safety Virtual Career Fair! Register here!

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess the following qualifications:

Be at least 21 years of age

Be a United States Citizen

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

Possess a valid FL driver’s license with a good driving history

Have a good moral character and be drug-free, in accordance with agency policy

Pass a background investigation which includes all items described on the agency’s automatic disqualification list, such as no felony convictions, no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, no convictions or injunctions for domestic violence, no dishonorable discharge from any branch of the of the United States Armed Forces, etc.

Certified applicants must have completed the Basic Recruit Training Course for Law Enforcement Officers and possess a current employment certificate of compliance for Law Enforcement issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

 

Job Benefits:

Special Risk Retirement plan under the Florida State Retirement System.

Health, Dental Vision, Life and Disability Insurance.

Annual Leave and sick leave.

Deferred Compensation Plans are available.

Tuition Reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program.

24 hour gym access.

Agency Wellness and Fitness Program (employees may earn a salary incentive up to $500.00 each quarter for participating in and passing a series of fitness test.

 

TO APPLY:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a Walton County Sheriff’s Office Support Staff Application.  Applications are available on www.PublicSafetyApp.com/WaltonCountyFL 

 

HIRING PROCESS:

Failure to complete required paperwork correctly will cause a delay in the application process and applications to potentially be placed in an "on-hold" status. 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. The background waiver MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.

Polygraph Examination

Panel Interview

Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)

Physical Abilities Testing and a Swimming Assessment is also required for this position.

Applicants who are selected to fill the positions will be required to complete an FDLE physical, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.

Applicants must list a valid telephone number and email address.  Applicants are responsible for contacting WCSO-HR to update any information.  Failure to respond to future emails requesting  additional information, or fail to submit a complete application and required documents as indicated above may result in disqualification.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office 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.

Applicants may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Division by emailing hr@waltonso.org for assistance.

 

 

Want to learn more? Speak to members of the department June 17, 2020 at the 2020 Public Safety Virtual Career Fair! Register here!

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to joinourteam@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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