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Application Instructions

Employment applications are only accepted for open and posted vacancies.  To be considered for a posted position, complete and submit  to the address below a DeSoto County application form typed or printed in ink neatly.  A resume may be included as an attachment; however, the application form must be completed in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Specify the requisition number, position number, and title of the position in which you are applying for.  (Note: A separate application must be submitted for each vacancy.  Photocopies with original signature are acceptable.)  Applicants must take appropriate measures to ensure that the application is received by CareerSource Heartland DeSoto Center by 4:30 p.m. on the published closing date.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


To Apply:

Employment Application - pdf

Submit your application to:

CareerSource Heartland DeSoto Center
2160 NE Roan Avenue
Arcadia, FL. 34266
Phone:  (863) 993-1008

Fax: (863) 993-1046


CareerSource Heartland website

Employ Florida website


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As an employer, DeSoto County will not permit discrimination because of race, color, handicap, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, genetics, marital status, or political affiliation.  We make every effort to employ individuals who are best qualified.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouse's of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statute.

The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a Drug-free Workplace environment.  All applicants who are selected for employment must submit to substance testing.