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Career Recruitment

Polk County may have your dream job!

Did you know that there are more than 300 unique job opportunities working for Polk County government?

There is diversity here, not only in our workforce, but in the types of work that we do. From building and maintaining infrastructure such as our roads and facilities, to social services and office support, our workforce is more than 2,100 strong.

Year after year, CareerSource Polk selects Polk County Government as one of its best places to work. They recognize Polk County’s commitment to training and developing its employees, implementing best workplace practices for retention, and promoting a healthy work-life balance.

We know that if our employees enjoy an outstanding quality of life, then we will want the same for the more than 750,000 residents of Polk County. After all, Polk government employees are inspired by service, making this county a great place to live, work and play.

How to Apply

To complete an online application for employment with Polk County, click the “Apply Now” button within the posting. All applicants will be prompted to enter an email address. If this is your first time applying, you will be asked to create a profile account. If you’ve applied before, you’ll be directed to your saved profile. Current Polk County employees must apply by using the “Me” section of Polk One and entering their Polk County email address.  

If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources at (863) 534-6030 or by email at

Looking for a Career in Fire Rescue?

Polk County Fire Rescue is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and employees some of the finest Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics the county has to offer. If you would like to be a part of this highly qualified and growing department, apply below.


Polk County employs a diverse workforce of more than 2,100 people with varying skill sets and levels of experience. If you are looking for a career where you make a difference in your community, join us!

Here is just a glimpse of our total compensation program that includes competitive pay:

Career benefits

Benefits Explained

Other Polk County Constitutional Career Opportunities

Contact Us

Kandis Baker-Buford

Phone: (863) 534-6030
Toll Free: (800) 780-5346

Street Address:
330 W. Church St.
Bartow, FL 33830

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.