No Experience Required, Paid Training
Calhoun Correctional Institution in Blountstown, FL is looking for individuals with a solid work ethic and strong integrity to join its ranks as a Correctional Officer. All cadets will attend a 12-week academy paid by the department where they will participate in Firearms Training, Defensive Tactics, First Aid/CPR, and other classroom subjects, all while receiving a full-time salary. Once complete, the cadet must pass the certification exam.
The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is Florida's largest state agency and the third largest correctional agency in the United States. With over 50 major facilities across the state of Florida, the FDC employs over 22,000 staff. The FDC oversees supervising over 200,000 inmates and offenders in Florida. Currently the FDC is looking for highly motivated individuals to fill the ranks. With no experience necessary, the FDC will pay for the training required by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). You will be overseeing and monitoring the activities of the inmates in living areas, recreation activities areas, dining areas and visitation areas. You will be coordinating and monitoring inmate movements, conducting counts and providing emergency response as needed.
-18 years old
-United States Citizen
-High School Graduate or equivalent
-Valid Driver’s License
-No Felony Convictions
- Salary Certified Correctional Officer $33,500
- Criminal Justice Incentive Pay Maximum $130 month
- Uniform/Shoe Allowance - $325 Annually
- Leave: Annual Leave - 104 hours a year (accrued @ 4 hours biweekly)
- Sick Leave - 104 hours a year (accrued @ 4 hours biweekly)
- 10 Holidays a year
- Military Leave - 240 hours each federal fiscal year
- Health Insurance Biweekly Premium: Individual Coverage - $25.00; Family Coverage - $90.00
- Supplemental Dental, Disability, Hospital, Life, and Vision
- Tuition-free College Courses at State of Florida Colleges and Universities
- Special Risk Retirement
- Promotional Opportunities
- Staff Wellness Center
- Onsite staff Housing available for qualified staff
Below are the next steps to becoming a Correctional Officer:
- Step 1 – Online at www.fldocjobs.com
- 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 the Florida Department of Corrections Recruitment Center at (850) 717-3000 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.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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