The Human Resources Department strives to provide effective personnel services through the development, implementation, and equitable administration of policies and procedures; recruit qualified personnel; maintain a well-trained workforce; and foster productivity, innovation, and a climate of success in the workplace.
The Department recruits new employees and works to retain existing employees, maintains personnel records, coordinates employee benefits, and enforces personnel policies.
The City of Fort Walton Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the City to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status, or any other legal recognized status entitled to protection under legal, state or federal anti-discrimination laws, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through positive and continuing programs. The City will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. The City will take action to employ, advance in employment, and treat veterans, qualified Vietnam-era veterans, and disabled veterans without discrimination in all employment practices.
The policy of equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between the City and its employees and applicants, including but not limited to Recruitment, Employment, Promotion, Transfer, Training, Working Conditions, Wages and Salary Administration, and Employee Benefits and Application of Policies.
The City is a Drug-Free Workplace. EOE/ADA/V/DFWP. The City, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), verifies an employee's authorization to work in the United States through E-Verify.
These principles of equal employment opportunity also apply to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on City property who are employed by temporary agencies, and any other persons or firms doing business for or with the City.
- Can I apply in person?
No. You may complete an application online at Employment Opportunities page. Human Resources only accepts applications Online.
- Do I need to complete materials to supplement my application?
For certain positions, you must complete an additional questionnaire. If you are applying for a communications officer or police officer position, please complete our pre-employment questionnaire along with our standard employment application. If you are a veteran, please also complete our Veterans’ Preference Form.
- Do you accept applications year-round for certain positions?
Yes. Applications for police officer and communications Trainee positions are accepted year-round.
- How long will it take before I can expect a call to schedule an interview?
Applicants should receive a follow up call within two weeks of applying.
- How long will my application remain active in the database?
Your application will remain active for 45 days, with the exception of those who have applied for police officer, firefighter, and communications officer positions.
- How many stages are typically involved in the hiring process?
Typically, our hiring process involves face-to-face interviews, reference and background checks, and conditional offer/onboarding paperwork. Additionally, some positions will require a drug screen and physical.
- Will I receive a confirmation email once I submit an application?
You will receive an electronic confirmation if you apply on-line.