Correctional Officer- Paid Trainee- AVPCI

Correctional Officer
Florida Department of Corrections - Avon Park, Florida

Jun 15, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$30,150.38 annual
Academy Graduate:
$33,500.22 annual

Job Description

Thank you for showing interest in becoming a Correctional Officer, The Florida Department of Corrections is seeking applicants to hire and sponsor for Certification Training to become Correctional Officers for Avon Park Correctional Institution in Avon Park, FL.

No previous Criminal Justice experience is required to apply. We are looking for individuals of High moral character to invest training.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise inmates

Observe traffic in and around the compound

Monitor, supervise and screen inmate visitor traffic

Make periodic patrols of quarters and work areas

Maintain proper security of inmates being transported

Maintain knowledge of communication and other electronic equipment

Maintain and demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of firearms, restraint methods and equipment and emergency measures

Maintain a record of equipment, supplies and other items

Check inmate mail for possible contraband

Additional Information

Salary Information:

Trainee Officer: $30,150.38 annually

Certified Officer: $33,500.22 annually

Annual uniform and shoe allowance of $325.00.

Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays

Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits

Supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance

Please contact:

Vonnie Hoskins, Recruitment Sergeant

Avon Park Correctional Institution

8100 Highway 64 E. Avon Park, Fl., 33825

Office: 863-452-8811 Cell: 863-449-2070

Fax: 863-452-3729

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Job Requirements

  • Age: At least 18 years of age
  • Education: high school graduate or its "equivalent"
  • Experience: None

Minimum Qualifications accordance with Florida Statute 943 and Florida Administrative Code 33-208.402, any person employed as a Florida Correctional Officer must:

Be at least 18 years of age

Be a citizen of the United States notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary

Be a high school graduate or its "equivalent"

Be able to pass a background investigation and not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement

Be able to pass a medical examination

Must possess a valid driver’s license

Must not have dishonorable characterization of military service

Contact Information

Vonnie Hoskins

Florida Department of Corrections
8100 Hwy 64 E.
Avon Park, Florida 33825
phone: 863-452-8811

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