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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDetention Deputy - Sponsorship
Salary$40,500 (Until Certified)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Detention Deputy - 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 for those in the beginning stages of their Corrections careers. To qualify for sponsorship, candidates must complete an employment application to be a Detention Deputy - 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.


General Statement of Job –

Under general supervision of a Detention Sergeant, performs work of average difficulty and is responsible for dealing with persons under confinement and includes the care, custody, restraint, and general welfare of inmates detained at the Walton County Jail. Incumbent generally works an assigned shift at an assigned facility, but may be called upon to continue duties or perform work assigned on other shifts and at other times as directed. Positions require the member to work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is performed with some independence. Incumbent must be able to exercise good judgment and initiative in handling routine and emergency situations.


Qualifications –


Essential Job Functions –


Required Skills –


Standards to Perform Job Functions –

Physical Requirements: The physical abilities listed below are requirements to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.



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:


Applicants must list a valid telephone number and email address.  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. 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. 


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



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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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