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Officer Group PhotoCorrectional Officer Careers

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 are assigned to any one of several security posts on any of the established shifts.

Career opportunities within this specialty are:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant
  • Correctional Officer Lieutenant
  • Correctional Officer Captain
  • Correctional Officer Major
  • Correctional Officer Colonel
  • Assistant Warden
  • Warden

Positions within this career path are eligible for criminal justice incentive pay and uniform allowance as well as other State of Florida benefits.

In this section you will find information on:

Correctional Officer

The Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.