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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Three of Every Four Department of Corrections Employees is a Correctional Officer or a Correctional Probation Officer

As of June 30, 2006, the Florida Department of Corrections (DC) had a total of 26,083 employees, including 19,855 or 76.1% in the Correctional Officer (CO) or Correctional Probation Officer (CPO) series. Of the 17,265 employees within the CO series, 12,135 (70.3%) are classified as correctional officers, 4,162 (24.1%) are correctional officer sergeants, 455 (2.6%) are lieutenants, and 294 (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; 94.2% of DC employees are Career Service, 5.7% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and 0.1% are Senior Management Service. The majority of employees in the CO Series are in Career Service 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 includes employees who have access to confidential information as well as supervisory and managerial positions.

DC Staff by Position
CO Series: 66.2% | CPO Series: 9.9% | Health Care Professionals: 5.2% | Other: 18.7%, Total Staff=26,083

Staff by Pay Plan Status
Career Service: 94.2% | Selected Exempt Service: 5.7% | Senior Management Service: 0.1%, Total Staff=26,083

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