Correctional Officer - Non-Certified/Certified

POSTED ON 2/1/2021 CLOSED ON 4/5/2021
Suwannee Correctional Institution Hired Organization Address Live Oak, FL Full Time

Job Posting for Correctional Officer - Non-Certified/Certified at Suwannee Correctional Institution


Correctional Officer - Non-Certified/Certified

  • Non Certified Pay - Annual: $32,034.60/ Hourly: $14.49.
  • Certified Pay - Annual: $35,593.98/ Hourly: $16.10.


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

No prior experience is necessary, all training is provided.

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

Career opportunities for growth, development and promotion:
  • Correctional Officer.
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant.
  • Correctional Officer Lieutenant.
  • Correctional Officer Captain.
  • Correctional Officer Major.
  • Correctional Officer Colonel.
  • Assistant Warden.
  • Warden.

  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits.
  • Family Health Coverage is as low as $180 per month.
  • Supplemental Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Hospitalization Insurance.
  • Tuition-Free college courses.
  • 457 Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan.

Correctional Officers may also qualify for additional benefits:
  • $1000.00 Hiring Bonus!
  • "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.
  • Special Teams Salary Additive Bonus.
  • Overtime opportunities are available.
  • Special Housing 10% Additive Pay Opportunity.
  • FREE 24 Hour Fitness Center Access.

  • Be at least 18 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.
  • Go to
  • Step 2 - Submit an FDC Correctional Officer Supplemental Application and Willingness Questionnaire, DC2-854.
  • Go to
  • 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 steps 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.

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