The Human Resource Division plays a vital role in the agency. The main goal is to provide the necessary assistance to the approximately 150 employees and the many volunteers as well as service to the general public. One of the most important roles of HR is managing the personnel functions within the agency. HR receives and processes employment applications on a daily basis for all positions.
The application process includes a complete and thorough background investigation of all potential employees and volunteers. Additionally, HR maintains the employee records and personnel files, updates and maintains training records, manages all group health and life insurance benefits, administers the Florida Division of Retirement benefit, FDLE registration compliance, and to provide employee support wherever it might be needed.
HR is responsible for maintaining agency policies, general orders and ensuring accurate job descriptions. The HR Director is responsible for advising supervisors and staff on agency policies, disciplinary matters, and various labor laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Workers Compensation rules and laws, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEOP), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other leave entitlements.
Other responsibilities of the HR Division includes: fingerprinting for WCSO employees, concealed weapons permits as well as state agency and daycare employees, issuing identification cards for WCSO, printing agency business cards, responding to public records requests, conducting exit interviews. In addition to many other duties, the HR Division sends employee birthday cards by e-mail, recognizes employment anniversary dates and encourages good employer/employee relationships and promotes morale within the agency with family events.
HR also keeps records and maintains all certified mandatory training to make sure all sworn personnel maintain their certification and they division maintains and oversees an Employee Benefit Fund at times of tragedy.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office receives applications for all positions on a continual year-round basis. In the event of an opening, a review of applications shall be conducted for the purpose of interviewing qualified applicants. Applications for unemployed candidates will remain active for one year. After this one year period, the application status will be moved to inactive in accordance with records retention schedule GS1-L. Applicants may update their application at anytime during this two year process.
We welcome your interest and encourage you to download our employment application, please send your completed notarized application to the following:
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
Please don't hesitate to contact Human Resources by phone or E-mail us with any questions you may have concerning our job categories or application process.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, religion or any other legally protected status. We recognize veteran's preference as provided by law and are committed to a Drug Free Work Place.