Walton County Sheriff's Office - Booking Specialist - Jail Operations Bureau

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleBooking Specialist - Jail Operations Bureau
Salary$32,162 to $35,509 annually (based on experience)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

POSITION TITLE:        Booking Specialist
PAY RANGE:                $32,162 to $35,509 annually (based on experience)
CLOSING DATE:         December 31, 2022 


General Statement of Job

This position assists Detention Deputies in the total process of booking intakes and entering information into the computer, updating information received from court activities as well as processing inmates at release at the Walton County Jail. Work is performed in accordance with Sheriff's Office rules, regulations, policies and procedures.



• High school diploma, Florida General Education Development Test (GED), or out-of-state GED, with transcript of test results.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to operate computer, printer, fax machine, copier, and telephone.
• Applicant must be able to multi-task.


Essential Job Functions

• Process all appropriate paperwork required for the intake and release of inmates.
• Review arrest paperwork and court documents for accuracy and completeness.
• Disseminate inmate information to various parts of the criminal justice system.
• Process surety bonds to facilitate inmate release.
• Communicate with other agencies to confirm information and coordinate the movement of inmates to other facilities.
• Review inmate criminal history to obtain information using Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
• Prepare and process paperwork for first appearance.
• Maintain a neat, organized and clean work space, during and at end of shift.
• Interact with the public in a polite, helpful, courteous, and professional manner.
• Attend training to learn new technology, policies, and laws to improve effectiveness in position.


Required Skills

The Ability to:

• Input data into a computer.
• Knowledge of the FDLE and other law enforcement programs and software.
• Review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze information.
• Interpret a wide range of inmate behavior and interact with the general public in a professional manner.
• Maintain extreme confidentiality.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Complete detailed forms and written/oral reports.
• Communicate under adverse conditions with distressed people.
• Cope with situations requiring immediate decisions in accordance with departmental policies and objectives.
• Preference will be given to applicants with Correction’s experience.


Physical Abilities

• Sit up to 6 hours per day
• Stand up 1 hour per day
• Walk up 2 hours per day
• Frequently lift up to 10 lbs.
• Occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
• Frequently bend, reach, or twist


Applicants will be required to successfully complete:

•Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal check, driving check, credit check, 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

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