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Date:  May 23, 2023

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Requisition No: 788802 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70013598 

Salary:  $41,600.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/01/2023 

Florida Department of Corrections

Community Corrections - Region III

Correctional Probation Officer

Open Competitive Advertisement



Come join the Florida Department of Corrections in a rewarding career as a Correctional Probation Officer in Region 3! This continuous job announcement will be used to fill vacancies as needed for all Circuit Offices in the Region.


Correctional Probation Officers (CPOs) are essential to public safety and the rehabilitation of offenders in communities they serve. CPOs are trained professionals responsible for investigating, supervising, counseling, assessing, and/or classifying offenders.


Annual Salary: $41,600.00


Counties served by Region III: Brevard, Citrus, Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, and Sumter.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  • Pass a medical examination and drug test.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation.



  • Flexible Schedules
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance for dental, vision, life, disability, and hospitalization
  • Tuition-free college courses (tuition reimbursement)
  • 457 Tax deferred retirement plan (Deferred Compensation)
  • Criminal Justice Incentive Pay for Career Development courses
  • Educational salary incentives



To be considered for this position, you must do the following:

  1. Complete the State of Florida People First profile/application through this site (People First).
  2. Complete the behavioral assessment that you will automatically be directed to upon the completion/submission of your People First application.
  3. Complete the Supplemental Application (within one business day of applying you will receive a link to the supplemental application via email. Please ensure you check your spam folder).



Please visit for additional information about Community Corrections in Circuit 3 including a map, an overview of responsibility, leadership, and contact information.



Visit FLDOC JOBS - CPO CAREERS for information regarding FDC Probation Careers. You may also contact the Florida Department of Corrections Statewide 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. 

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa