State of Florida Corrections

Come join the Florida Department Corrections in a rewarding career as a Correctional Officer.

No prior experience is necessary, all training is provided.

Compensation: Certified rate of pay is $1,288.47 Bi-weekly.  Non-Certified rate of pay is $1,159.63 Bi-weekly.

Correctional Officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, control and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates in a Correctional Institution or facility.


Correctional Officers may also qualify for additional benefits:

  • "Special Risk" Retirement benefits
  • Criminal Justice Incentive Pay up to $1,560.00 annually ($130.00 per month)
  • Annual uniform and shoe allowance of $325.00
  • Annual salary additive of approximately $1,200 when employed in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, or St. Lucie counties
  • Annual salary additive of approximately $2,500 when employed in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade or Monroe counties.


  • Be at least 19 years of age (no age limit)
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Possess 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.

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 a 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 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.


Charlotte Correctional Institution – Recruiter Officer T. Baker – (941) 833-8037

Dade Correctional Institution- Recruiter Sergeant K. Lathan- (786) 349-2332

Everglades Correctional Institution – Recruiter Sergeant L. Smith (305) 480-4204

Homestead Correctional Institution – Recruiter Sergeant T. Smart (786) 349 - 2107

Martin Correctional Institution – Recruiter Officer K. Ramos (772) 597-8025

Okeechobee Correctional Institution – Recruiter Sergeant A. Dennis (863) 824-1019

South Florida Reception Center – Recruiter Sergeant T. Blow (305) 592-9567

Regional Recruiter – Captain C. Marshall (786) 837-3653