Come join the Florida Department Corrections in a rewarding career as a Correctional Officer.
No prior experience is necessary, all training is provided.
Compensation: Certified rate of pay is $1,288.47 Bi-weekly. Non-Certified rate of pay is $1,159.63 Bi-weekly.
Correctional Officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, control and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates in a Correctional Institution or facility.
Career opportunities for growth, development and promotion:
- Correctional Officer
- Correctional Officer Sergeant
- Correctional Officer Lieutenant
- Correctional Officer Captain
- Correctional Officer Major
- Correctional Officer Colonel
- Assistant Warden
- Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
- Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits
- Supplemental Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Hospitalization insurance
- Tuition-Free college courses
- 457 Tax Deferred Retirement Plan
Correctional Officers may also qualify for additional benefits:
- "Special Risk" Retirement benefits
- Criminal Justice Incentive Pay up to $1,560.00 annually ($130.00 per month)
- Annual uniform and shoe allowance of $325.00
- Annual salary additive of approximately $1,200 when employed in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, or St. Lucie counties
- Annual salary additive of approximately $2,500 when employed in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade or Monroe counties.
- Be at least 19 years of age (no age limit)
- Be a United States Citizen
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
- Possess a valid driver’s license
- Pass a drug test and physical examination
- Pass a background investigation and fingerprinting, which includes; no felony convictions; no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement; no misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence.
- Must demonstrate good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
Below are the next steps to becoming a Correctional Officer:
- Step 1 - Apply in the People First system. (Click “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of this page.)
- Step 2 - Submit a FDC Correctional Officer Supplemental Application and Willingness Questionnaire, DC2-854. (You will be emailed this form the next business day after the online application is submitted.)
- Step 3 - FDC Recruitment Center will begin the process of conducting a Background Screening.
Note: Consideration as a correctional officer applicant begins upon completion of step 1 and 2.
Please visit http://www.fldocjobs.com/paths/co/index.html for additional information about working for the Florida Department of Corrections. You may also contact Mayo Correctional Institution at (386)294-7012 for assistance with your application process. If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. Only electronic applications will be accepted.