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Date: Nov 3, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 229083 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70083120 

Salary:  $70,661.24 - $74,380.28 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 

Florida Department of Corrections

Assistant Warden – DC

***This is an open competitive requisition. Interested applicants currently employed with the Florida Department of Corrections MUST apply to the internal advertisement posted separately (Requisition ID: 229101)*** The Florida Department of Corrections is seeking qualified applicants for Assistant Warden positions across the state. Selected candidates will be held to a high standard of professionalism and leadership to staff, offenders and the public and will be expected to represent the Florida Department of Corrections at all times through social media, official Department of Corrections events and conduct in daily interactions with the public.

Under the direction of Secretary, Mark Inch, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with approximately 96,000 inmates incarcerated and another 166,000 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.

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

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


  • Paid annual, sick leave and nine state recognized holiday
  • Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits
  • Supplemental Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Hospitalization insurance
  • Tuition-Free college courses
  • State Retirement Plans-Investments & Pension

Required Qualifications:

Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • Be at least 18 years of age (no maximum age restriction)
  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • 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.
  • Ten years of correctional experience.
  • Three (3) years' experience as an Assistant Warden, Assistant Director or Assistant Administrator or above of a private, state or federal prison or any experience in an acting or out-of title capacity that required executive level leadership and responsiblities.
  • Must possess experience of managing a state, federal or private institution with a thousand (1000+) beds.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

These positions are directly responsible for assisting the Warden in administering and directing the institution’s programs and/or the day-to-day operations of the institution. It provides direction and supervision of institutional operations and facilities in the absence of the Warden. The Assistant Warden of Programs (AWP) is responsible for administering, supervising, and developing programs, policies and procedures in the areas of the correctional programs at the institution.  The Assistant Warden of Operations (AWO) is responsible for the administration of all security operations within the institutional setting to include developing and reviewing policies and procedures, ensuring equitable enforcement staffing and safety processes, and overall security of the facility.

  • Assists the Warden in supervising and managing the operation of the institution and enforcement of institutional operating procedures.  
  • Supervises the department heads, maintains close daily contact, visits work areas, attends department meetings and holds program staff meetings.
  • Assists in formulating new policies and procedures in either the institutional operations (AWO) or inmate programs (AWP) areas of responsibility and improve existing practices, policies and procedures.  Maintains open lines of communication with staff by conducting meetings to plan and disseminate information.
  • Assists the Warden in completion of special projects assigned to the institution.  Serves as a member, chairman, or co-chairman of various institutional committees and teams.
  • Assists in resolving institutional emergencies and provides assistance to outside law enforcement agencies as needed.  Monitor/assist in investigations of accidents, deaths, and contraband situations.
  • Maintains contact with inmates, verbally and in writing, in order 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.
  • Develops, implements and monitors institutional compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.
  • Assists the Warden with the development and implementation of sound budgetary principles, the tracking and documentation of expenditures and short- and long-term budgetary planning. 
  • Assists the Warden with human resource operations including recruitment, selection, onboarding, leave and attendance, and employee discipline. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • 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 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 communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience. Skills in talking to others to effectively convey information.
  • Skills in identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal.  
  • Skills in developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions.  
  • Skills in generating a number of different approaches to problems.
  • Skills in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Skilled in the development and presentation of training, professional development and succession of command of correctional professionals.
  • Skills in communicating effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to know how to find information and identifying essential information.

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 an application and resume through the People First system at 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