Correctional Officer Non Certified/Certified

Correctional Officer
Florida Department of Corrections - Lake City, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Non-Certified rate of pay is $1,159.63 Bi-weekly. ($30,150.38 Annually) annual
Academy Graduate:
$Certified rate of pay is $1,288.47 Bi-weekly. ($33,500.22 Annually) annual

Job Description

Correctional Officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, control and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates in a Correctional Institution or facility. Under the direction of Secretary, Mark Inch, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the 3rd largest state prison system in the country with a budget of 2.4 billion, approximately 97,000 inmates incarcerated and another 167,000 offenders on active community supervision. The DC has 151 facilities and more than 24,000 staff members statewide, making it the State’s largest agency.

This position is located at:

Columbia Correctional Institution

216 Corrections Way

Lake CIty, FL 32025

Recruiter: Sgt. T. Eadie @ 386-292-7090 or

Additional Information

Benefits: •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 •

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 (no maximum age restriction)
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: No experience Needed-Pain Training

Qualifications: • 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; 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

Contact Informaton

Tammy Eadie

Florida Department of Corrections
216 SE Corrections Way
Lake City, Florida 32025
phone: 386-292-7090

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