Correctional OfficerRequisition No: 22371
Agency: Department of Corrections
Working Title: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER - WAKULLA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
Position Number: 2017-70022371
Posting Closing Date: 05/03/2018
Come join the Florida Department Corrections in a rewarding career as a Correctional Officer.
Correctional Officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, control and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates in a Correctional Institution or facility.
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.
Additionally, a pay incentive is also available for Correctional Officers who work in the Mental Health Unit:
Employees who are assigned to a Mental Health Unit will receive a 10% pay increase above the current $33,500 Certified Correctional Officer Salary.
The requirements to be assigned to this unit are as follows:
Be a certified correctional officer,
Complete ACA Correctional Behavioral Health Certification,
Equivalent of one year accumulated experience in a prison, jail/detention facility or community/work release center providing custodial supervision and working with behavioral/mental health staff in providing care for inmates/offenders in an inpatient mental health unit, residential treatment unit, secure therapeutic unit, intensive management unit, behavioral adjustment unit or other specialized unit or program for inmates with mental illness, and a
Minimum of forty (40) hours of behavioral/mental health related training.
Career opportunities for growth, development and promotion:
Correctional Officer Sergeant
Correctional Officer Lieutenant
Correctional Officer Captain
Correctional Officer Major
Correctional Officer Colonel
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 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.
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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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