Corrections Officer Trainee

Correctional Officer
Pasco County Corrections - Land O' Lakes, Florida

Feb 13, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$21.15 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$52,000 annual

Job Description

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Corrections Officers play a crucial role in the Corrections department. This is a highly visible certified Corrections position in which the incumbent is responsible for the care, custody, and control of inmates. Corrections Officers are tasked with inmate supervision, confiscation of contraband, escorting of inmates within the facility, ensuring inmate safety and supervising and monitoring civilian personnel within the units. Apply now to begin your career in Corrections with Pasco County BOCC.


Inmate supervision to include: Maintain Care, Custody and Control of inmates, Conduct security/WBC checks on inmates, classify inmates, Conduct cell area searches, Confiscate contraband, Monitor and supervise inmates, operate electronic surveillance equipment, Escort inmates with the facility, Communicate with inmates, Ensure inmate safety, Conduct inmate searches, Observe/evaluate inmate behavior; Perform sanitation inspections, Evaluate/accommodate the needs of disabled inmates, process special risk inmates, Supervise and monitor civilian personnel within the units, Ensure all inmate activities are documented, Supervise cell cleanup, Transport inmates to other locations/facilities when needed, Complete disciplinary reports on inmates, Maintain all logs, JMS reports and inspections.

Additional Information


Knowledge of Florida Statutes/County Codes/Florida Model Jail Standards

Knowledge of weapon and gun safety

Knowledge of Officer Safety Skills

Radio Procedures

Application and Use of Force

CPR/First Aid

Ability to listen and comprehend radio traffic

interviewing and interrogation skills

Knowledge of computer software and hardware systems

Ability to relate well to the public

Time management skills

Ability to make sound decisions and use independent judgements, technical, and professional decisions on a daily basis

Possess short/long term memory

Detect and discern odors


Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication. Ability to use force, willingness to use necessary force (including deadly force), ability to hear conversation at a normal level (assisted/unassisted), vision correctable to 20/30 in each eye. Must be able to perform the physical standards required for the job.

The following are conditions/hazards/circumstances/situations that may been countered in the course of performing the essential functions of the job described. This list is inclusive but not limited to: Exposure to the elements, stress physical assaults, verbal assaults, exposure to infectious diseases, blood and viral pathogens.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Must Successfully complete academy.
  • Experience: -


Graduation from high school or equivalent. Applicant must successfully complete academy.


Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.


Unescorted CJIS clearance as authorized by FDLE is required. May require occasional travel to other locations within and outside County areas.


A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Pasco County is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.


All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens


Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

++Hourly Range: $21.15++

++Pay Grade: N33++

++Non-Exempt position++

++Pay rates are based on education, skill, experience level and internal equity.++

++New Hires are generally brought in from minimum to midpoint of pay range.++

Contact Information

Michael La Roche

Pasco County Corrections
Land O' Lakes, Florida 34637
phone: 813-235-6006

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