The hiring process includes a new hire processing appointment and a pre-employment physical that includes drug screens and a criminal background check.
Note: Job seekers must bring driver’s license/picture id, social security card and documentation for direct deposit to pre-employment appointment.
Final hire is contingent upon satisfactory results of all screenings.
If you have any questions related to the new hiring process, please contact our office at 850-595-3000
If I fail the drug test, will I still be hired?
Offers of employment are contingent upon several factors, one of which is successful completion of the pre-employment physical and drug screening. If you do not successfully complete the pre-employment physical or fail the drug screening, the offer of employment will be rescinded and you will not be hired.
In addition to not being hired as planned, prospective employees who test positive for drug use will be barred from applying for employment for a period of one year.
What if I have a criminal background, will I still be hired?
The Human Resources Department will consider your criminal conduct in determining your suitability for a particular job, but there are no general prohibitions against hiring you. A number of relevant factors, such as the duties of the position you have applied for, the nature of the misconduct, how recent it was, and evidence of rehabilitation, if any, will be considered.
There are some regulations that will prohibit you from working in certain positions if you have a specific conviction in your past. The most common situation involves positions at the County Jail and/or Work Annex. These positions require passing a background screening by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.