Walton County Sheriff's Office - Animal Services Receptionist

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleAnimal Services Receptionist
Salary$31,200 - $34,447 annually
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

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Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Public Safety Jobs


The Animal Services Front Desk Clerk 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 list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Regular and prompt job attendance.
  • Ensure the Walton County Animal Shelter is opened at the required times.
  • Notifies the Walton County Health Department of all bite cases and sends paperwork as required.
  • Scans all paperwork received from the Animal Control Officers as needed.
  • Maintains all medical files for animals available for adoption and ready to go to new owners at time of the adoption.
  • Receives, routes, and disperses telephone calls/messages for Walton County Animal Services.
  • Receives and distributes mail for Walton County Animal Services.
  • Composes, generates, and routes correspondence/reports.
  • Responsible for daily deposit.
  • Assist with kennel duties as needed.
  • 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.
  • Must have general knowledge of general office equipment and software.



  • 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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