Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer
Florida Department of Corrections Lake Correctional Institution - Clermont (Lake County)

Aug 8, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Dec 30, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$41,600.00 annual

Job Description

  • Supervision of inmates and inmate activity in detention facilities.
  • Provides care and correctional treatment of inmates.
  • Manages inmate holding areas.
  • Ensures that inmates remain in custody.
  • Transports and escorts inmates within secured areas according to relevant laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of institution security.
  • Performs searches on inmates and visitors.
  • Checks mail for contraband, such as weapons or drugs.
  • Prepares incident reports and other documentation.
  • Enforces rules and regulations governing facility security, inmate conduct, and inmate accountability.
  • Conducts accurate headcounts.
  • Inventories inmates’ personal property and issues receipts.
  • Break up physical confrontations and protect inmates and fellow officers from harm.

Provides emergency assistance as needed, including but not limited to CPR, first aid, escape of inmates, and evacuation procedures

Additional Information


U.S. Citizen

18 Years of age

No Felony Convictions

Eligible to own/possess a firearm

Hold a High School Diploma/GED

Documents Needed

Valid Driver's License

Birth Certificate

High School Diploma/GED

Social Security Card

DD214 (Military) If veteran

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: High School/GED
  • Experience: Paid Training

Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test during hiring process.

Contact Information

Sgt. Anthony Hampton

Florida Department of Corrections Lake Correctional Institution
19225 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont (Lake County), 34715
phone: 352-805-3113

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