Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Application Process

To apply for positions with the City of Fort Walton Beach applicants must complete a City employment application.

Job Postings/ Employment Opportunities

If you are a veteran, please also submit the Applicant Survey Form/Veterans’ Preference. Applications are accepted ONLY for positions currently posted.

Applicant Survey/Veterans’ Preference Form

The City offers a competitive benefits package to full-time regular employees including health, life, and dental benefits. 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.

Police Department Employment

The City of Fort Walton Beach Police Department accepts applications from prospective candidates for Police Officer and Communications Officer positions on an on-going basis.

Application Process

Applicants for Police Officer or Communications Officer positions must apply online and the application process may take several weeks to complete.

A copy of the following forms must be downloaded with your online application.

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Citizenship (Naturalization Papers, Birth Certificate, US Passport)
  • High School Diploma (High School Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts)
  • DD214 (Must Be Honorable Discharge)
  • Law Enforcement Certification (If Applicable)

Police Officer Minimum Qualifications

The following requirements should be met before applying for a Police Officer position.

  1. Be at least 19 years of age.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Be a high school graduate, or its equivalent.
  4. Have completed police basic recruit training or high liability proficiency (if exempt from basic recruit training) and pass the Florida State certification examination.
  5. Be a nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products commencing with date of hire.
  6. Received an honorable or better discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States, if applicable.
  7. Have good moral character as defined in FAC Rule 11b-27.
  8. Shall not have been convicted of domestic violence or any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  9. Possess a valid driver’s license


The Police Officer Interest Package details the application process, pay, benefits and the selection process. Please click here to download the Police Officer Interest Package.

City of Fort Walton Beach Human Resources Department 107 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SW Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Fax: 850.833.9931

Email: HRdept@fwb.org