Walton County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff - School Resource Deputy

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff - School Resource Deputy
Salary$49,675 to $54,845 annually (Based on Experience) + $5,000 Sign on Bonus
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Public Safety Jobs

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.


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  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.

Must have two (2) years of sworn law enforcement experience.

If selected for this position, the applicant must successfully complete the School Resource Deputy Basic Training and Instructor Techniques as soon as the training becomes available.  Also, the applicant will be required to complete additional Instructor and School Resource Deputy training as deemed necessary by Command Staff.

The successful candidate shall be selected through a competitive interview process.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:    Preserves law and order and protects life and property.  The primary focus is to establish good, strong relationships with the students, parents, administration and staff.  Must work to assure a safe environment is conducive to learning.  Present a positive image of the entire Law Enforcement Community to young people. Must be willing to give time and effort to assigned school.


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 work@waltonso.org

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