Manager-Child Protection Unit


POSITION TITLE: Manager-Child Protection Unit (OPA-DCF Equivalent)

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

SALARY RANGE: $60,000- $81,000


The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Manager for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Child Protection Unit.  This position is non-sworn and is a highly responsible middle management position which administers the delivery of Protective Investigations in Walton County.  This position requires a working knowledge of state and federal laws, administrative rules and regulations pertaining to the mission of child protective programs, as well as with, evaluating, planning and directing the work of unit supervisors and providing oversight of case management functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Education, Guidance/Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field and three (3) years progressively responsible work experience as a child protective investigator or similar position. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.  Applicant must be able to obtain the State of Florida Child Protective Investigator certification within one (1) year of employment date.
  • Applicant may not have been convicted or adjudicated guilty of any crimes involving children.
  • Pass thorough background investigation, polygraph, and drug screening.

To apply, please submit an application to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, 752 Triple G Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433.  To apply online, visit: For additional information, please contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 892-8186.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug-Free Workplace. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application/ selection process, please notify the Hiring Authority or Human Resources in advance.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.

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