Walton County Sheriff's Office - Jail Receptionist

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleJail Receptionist
Salary$31,200 to $34,447 annually (based on experience)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

General Statement of Job

Under the direct supervision of the Classifications Manager, performs work of a responsible and professional nature related to customer service and professionalism while coordinating with different department/agencies. Thoroughly and accurately complete/update, and submit or forward all required reports/documents/forms to appropriate authority/personnel in a timely manner. Work is performed in accordance with Sheriff's Office rules, regulations, policies and procedures setting the standard for customer service.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have two (2) years of clerical or corrections experience.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must be able to multi-task.

Essential Job Functions

  • This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Regular and prompt job attendance.
  • Operates computerized management information systems to retrieve or enter information.
  • Demonstrate a polite, helpful, courteous, and professional image.
  • Attends mandatory and other training as required.
  • Answer and screen calls as appropriate, routing the calls to the appropriate personnel, or correctly documenting all pertinent information and forwarding to the designated individual.
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate office or individuals.
  • Maintain visitation log to properly track individuals entering the facility.
  • Accurately identify individuals prior to anyone entering the facility and/or releasing property for inmates.
  • Written and verbal communication should be accurate, concise, and disbursed in an intelligent manner.
  • Assist other departments within the Support Division of the jail when necessary.

Required Skills

  • Review and analyze data.
  • Describe facts and events accurately.
  • Apply laws, applicable rules and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate assignments.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively prepare reports and logs.
  • Use office computer applications.
  • Work under stressful conditions.
  • Deal with difficult individuals and use good judgement under stressful circumstances.

Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit up to 6 hours per day
  • Stand up 1 hour per day
  • Walk up 2 hours per day
  • Frequently lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Frequently bend, reach, or twist

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 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.

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