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Correctional Job Opportunities

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
• Be a United States Citizen
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Pass a drug test and physical examination
• Pass a background investigation and fingerprinting, which includes; no felony convictions; no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement; no misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence; no dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
 
Applications may be obtained on the website www.wcso.org.  You may also contact the Human Resource Office at (850) 745-7120  for assistance or additional information.

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.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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.
 

 

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