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Date: Nov 3, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 229101 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70083120 

Salary:  $70,661.24 - $74,380.28 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 

Florida Department of Corrections 


DC2-8056 must be completed and submitted as an attachment to your People First profile before you apply, for you to be considered for this position. This portfolio will be used as evidence of the skills, achievements, professional experience, certifications, and other professional accomplishments during an individual’s career. Interview approval or denial will be communicated via FDC and/or personal email address (if provided) within two weeks of vacancy closing date.

Working Title: Assistant Warden


Level I Institutions: $74,380.28 annually ($2,860.78 biweekly)

Level II Institutions: $70,661.24 annually ($2,717.74 biweekly) 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently employed with the Florida Department of Corrections.
  • Must possess ten (10) years of professional correctional experience, one (1) year must be at the department head level (Classification Supervisor/Major or higher). College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours per year for a maximum of one year of the professional correctional required experience.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the department heads, maintains close daily contact, visits work areas, attends department meetings and holds program staff meetings.
  • Assists the Warden in supervising and managing the operation of the institution and enforcement of institutional operating procedures.
  • Assists in formulating new policies and procedures in the above listed areas of responsibility and improve existing practices, policies and procedures.  Maintain open lines of communication with staff by conducting meetings to plan and disseminate information.
  • Serves as a member, chairman, or co-chairman of several institutional committees and teams.
  • Assists in resolving institutional emergencies and aids outside law enforcement agencies as needed.  Monitors/assists in investigations of accidents, deaths, and contraband situations.
  • Maintains contact with inmates, verbally and in writing, to assist with various concerns that arise.  Implements and follows up with this process by personal intervention or referral to the proper party.
  • Answers correspondence and/or telephone calls from court officials, law enforcement agencies, institutional employees, inmates, members of inmate families, and the general public.
  • Reviews incident reports, reports of investigation, etc. involving potential staff discipline problems.  Makes recommendation for disposition to the Warden.
  • Investigates and evaluates inmate grievances filed by inmates at the institution.  Takes necessary action resulting from findings, as necessary.
  • Monitors standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections to ensure continuing compliance which involves reporting and/or reviewing requirements and pursuing of plans of action.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods.
  • Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following:  arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles.
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Skills in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Skills in weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action.
  • Skills in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

Recruiting Contact(s):

Leroy Guyton

Human Resource Analyst-SES Promotions & Appointments

Florida Department of Corrections

Telephone: 850-717-9760


Hailey McRee

Senior Personnel Manager-SES Promotions & Appointments

Florida Department of Corrections

Telephone: 850-717-3221

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: Tallahassee