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Martin Correctional Institution - Correction Officer

Company: Florida Department of Corrections
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: November 13, 2022

Job Description:

Agency: Department of Corrections Martin Correctional Institution.Working Title: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER*Compensation: ** *Current Base Pay is $1,490.39 bi-weekly ($38,750 annually)** *_The Legislature just approved another raise!! Starting July 1, 2022 the base salary will go up to $41,600 annually..._** $1,000 hiring bonus for correctional officers to join high vacancy institutions* *Paid Training (full salary and benefits while in the academy)*This is a continuous advertisement for a Correctional Officer position.No prior experience is necessary, all training is provided.Correctional Officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, control and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates in a Correctional Institution or facility.Under the direction of Secretary, Mark Inch, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the 3rd largest state prison system in the country with a budget of 2.4 billion, approximately 97,000 inmates incarcerated and another 167,000 offenders on active community supervision. The DC has 151 facilities and more than 24,000 staff members statewide, making it the States largest agency.Qualifications:Be at least 18 years of age (no maximum age restriction)Be a United States CitizenPossess a high school diploma or equivalentPossess a valid drivers licensePass a drug test and physical examinationPass 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.Benefits:Paid vacation, sick leave and holidaysComprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefitsSupplemental Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Hospitalization insuranceTuition-Free college courses457 Tax Deferred Retirement PlanCorrectional Officers may also qualify for additional benefits:"Special Risk" Retirement benefitsCriminal Justice Incentive Pay up to $1,560.00 annually ($130.00 per month)Annual uniform and shoe allowance of $325.00Annual salary additive of approximately $1,200 when employed in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, or St. Lucie countiesAnnual salary additive of approximately $2,500 when employed in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade or Monroe counties.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 an FDC Correctional Officer Supplemental Application and Willingness Questionnaire, DC2-854. (You will be emailed this form the next business day after the online application is submitted.)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 http://www.fldcjobs.com/paths/co/index.html 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 with your application process. 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.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. 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.''Work Remotely* NoJob Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $42,750.00 - $50,000.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Referral program* Retirement plan* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Holidays* Monday to Friday* Night shift* Overtime* Weekend availabilitySupplemental pay types:* Bonus pay* Signing bonusCOVID-19 considerations:All applicants are required to wear a face mask.Education:* High school or equivalent (Required)License/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)Work Location: Multiple Locations

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