Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2021

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420
 

 

FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is providing $1,000 bonuses for newly certified correctional officers at select institutions across the state. No experience is necessary to apply, and all training is provided. During training and academy, non-certified officers receive a competitive starting salary and premier benefits, including health insurance, on day one of their new career in public safety.

Upon successful completion of the basic training academy, newly certified officers at qualifying institutions will receive the bonus and join the ranks of the nearly 24,000 courageous men and women of the Florida Department of Corrections. Additional benefits such as a bi-annual uniform allowance, state college tuition waivers and criminal justice incentive pay become available after certification.

Certified new hires are eligible to receive bonuses at the following institutions:

  • Apalachee Correctional Institution (Sneads)
  • Baker Correctional Institution (Sanderson)
  • Calhoun Correctional Institution (Blountstown)
  • Charlotte Correctional Institution (Punta Gorda)
  • Columbia Correctional Institution (Lake City)
  • Cross City Correctional Institution (Cross City)
  • Dade Correctional Institution (Florida City)
  • Franklin Correctional Institution (Carrabelle)
  • Florida State Prison (Raiford)
  • Gulf Correctional Institution (Wewahitchka)
  • Holmes Correctional Institution (Bonifay)
  • Hamilton Correctional Institution (Jasper)
  • Jackson Correctional Institution (Malone)
  • Jefferson Correctional Institution (Monticello)
  • Liberty Correctional Institution (Bristol)
  • Lowell Correctional Institution (Ocala)
  • Madison Correctional Institution (Madison)
  • Martin Correctional Institution (Indiantown)
  • Mayo Correction Institution (Mayo)
  • New River Correctional Institution (Raiford)
  • Northwest Florida Reception Center (Chipley)
  • Okeechobee Correctional Institution (Okeechobee)
  • Putnam Correctional Institution (Palatka)
  • Reception and Medical Center (Lake Butler)
  • Santa Rosa Correctional Institution (Milton)
  • Suwannee Correctional Institution (Live Oak)
  • Taylor Correctional Institution (Perry)
  • Tomoka Correctional Institution (Daytona Beach)
  • Union Correctional Institution (Raiford)
  • Wakulla Correctional Institution (Crawfordville)
  • Walton Correctional Institution (De Funiak Springs)
  • To qualify, interested applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (no maximum age restriction)
  • 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 but is not limited to; 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.
  • For more information regarding a career with the Florida Department of Corrections, please visit FLDOCjobs.com where you can watch our recruitment video.

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