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Date: Nov 3, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 229082 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70083120 

Salary:  $84,123.00 - $88,550.54 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 

Florida Department of Corrections

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: 229084)***

The Florida Department of Corrections is seeking qualified applicants for 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: $88,550.54 annually ($3,405.79 bi-weekly)

Level II Institutions: $84,123.00 annually ($3,235.50 bi-weekly)


  • Paid annual, sick leave and nine state recognized 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
  • 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 at least 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.
  • Twelve (12) years of correctional experience.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a Warden, Director or 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 responsibilities.
  • Must possess experience of managing a state, federal or private institution with a thousand (1000+) beds.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The Warden is the Institution’s executive manager and provides top level management which includes, but is not limited to, operational oversight in the areas of security, custody and control, personnel administration (i.e., hiring, separation, discipline and promotion of staff), purchasing, policy and procedures interpretation/formulation, collective bargaining administration, general services, and accounting/budget matters within the institution. This position is comprised of managerial responsibilities and is a position of special trust overseeing the administration and coordination of the operations of an institution. Other duties may include the following:

  • The Warden shall be responsible for the incarceration, protection of society and control of offenders assigned to the Correctional Institution and for the proper operation of the institution.
  • The Warden will initiate and oversee the Offender Operational Plan.
  • The Warden makes recommendations through the Regional Director for changes to existing policy or procedure or implementation of new policy or procedure by identifying and addressing institutional needs.
  • The Warden is also responsible for maintaining the accreditation of the institution with the American Correctional Association.
  • The Warden organizes staff and supervises the operations of the institution by direction, coordination, and assisting in the planning of offender work, discipline and self-help programs.
  • The Warden is responsible for stimulating good public relations with the community, press and governmental and civic organizations by participating in community activities. The Warden must also establish and maintain good relations with courts and other area law enforcement agencies.

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 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