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.
CORRECTIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES--WAKULLA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions described below. A complete, detailed job description for these positions is available at the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office in the Human Resource Office.
This is an open advertisement for Certified Detention Deputy/Correctional Officer and Non-Certified Detention Assistant applicants for the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.
Certified Correctional Officers must have completed the Basic Recruit Training Course for Correctional Officers and be eligible for, or possess a current employment certificate of compliance for Correctional Officers issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Certified applicants will be given first consideration. Annual Salary Certified: $29,000.00
Applicants who do not possess Florida Correctional Officer Certification may be considered for employment in a Detention Assistant position. Annual Salary Non-Certified: $22,500.00
**Applicants must completely fill out employment history and references on the application to include accurate contact information for every employer and reference. A explanation of gaps in employment is required. Failure to submit a complete application as indicated above may result in your application being removed from further consideration.
At a minimum, successful applicants must meet the following qualifications:
• Be at least 19 years of age
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is an E-Verify Employer and Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify Human Resources in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.