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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Three of Every Four DC Employees is a Correctional Officer or a Correctional Probation Officer

As of June 30, 2005, the Florida Department of Corrections (DC) had a total of 25,746 employees, including 19,539 or 75.9% in the Correctional Officer (CO) or Correctional Probation Officer (CPO) series. Of the 16,926 employees within the CO series, 11,935 (70.5%) are classified as correctional officers, 4,046 (23.9%) are correctional officer sergeants, 442 (2.6%) are lieutenants, and 280 (1.7%) are captains. Health Care Professionals represent another 5.2%, and employees in the "Other" category include attorneys; counselors; teachers; accounting, budget, computer, fiscal, personnel, and purchasing professionals; maintenance; clerical and administrative support; and managers.

The average DC employee is 41 years of age and has been with the agency for almost nine years. 94.1% of DC employees are Career Service, 5.8% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and 0.1% are Senior Management Service. The majority of employees in the CO Series are in Career Service positions,with the exception of majors and colonels, who are in SES (0.8% of all CO Series employees), and all of Circuit CPO's are Career Service. SES also includes employees who have access to confidential information as well as supervisory and managerial positions.

DC Staff by Position
Total 25,746
CO Series: 65.7% | CPO Series: 10.2% | Health Care Professionals: 5.2% | Other: 18.9%

Staff by Pay Plan Status
June 30, 2005
Career Service: 94.1% | Selected Exempt Service: 5.8% | Senior Management Service: 0.1%

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