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Date: May 13, 2018

Location: CLERMONT, FL, US, 34715

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Requisition No: 315 

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: OPS-CORRECTIONAL OFFICER - 70930635

Position Number: 70930635 

Salary:  $33,500 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2018 

Come join the Florida Department Corrections in a rewarding career as an OPS Correctional Officer.

No prior experience is necessary, all training is provided.

This is an open advertisement for OPS Correctional Officer applicants for Lake Correctional Institution.

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
  • Warden


  • 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.  After you submit your People First application, you will receive an email containing the form DC2-854 or you may access the DC2-854 from the following link:
  • 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 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 or additional information. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando