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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Personnel

As of June 30, 2014, the Florida Department of Corrections had a total of 20,965 employees, broken down into the following categories:

  • 17,064 (81.4%) certified employees in institutions or probation/parole offices;
    • 15,173 (88.9%) certified employees in institutions, consisting of 10,129 (66.7%) Correctional Officers, 4,048 (26.7%) Sergeants, 436 (2.9%) Lieutenants, 302 (2.0%) Captains, 81 (0.5%) Majors, 45 (0.3%) Colonels and 132 (0.9%) Correctional Inspectors in the Office of the Inspector General; and 1,891 (11.1%) certified Correctional Probation Officers.
  • Health Care staff (professional, managerial, and support) represented 0.5% of DC employees. Health Services staff decreased significantly again after finalizing the privatization of health services in FY 2013–2014.
  • Programs for inmates and offenders, and chaplaincy staff totaled only 1.7% of DC employees.
  • Agency support staff totaled 13.7% of all DC staff, with 11.1% institutional support and 2.7% supporting.
  • Less than 3% of staff provided management and administrative support in the DC’s Central Office and regional service centers.

The average DC employee is 42 years of age and has been with the agency for ten years. More than 94.8% of DC employees are in the state’s Career Service pay plan, 5.1% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and 0.1% are Senior Management Service (SMS).

 

DC Staff by Position
Pie chart of DC Staff by Position data from table below
Institution Certified 15,173 72.4%
Institution Support 2,318 11.1%
Community Corrections Certified 1,891 9.0%
Community Corrections Support 557 2.7%
Administrative 565 2.7%
Programs and Chaplaincy 354 1.7%
Health Care 107 0.5%
Total 20,965 100.0%

 

DC Staff by Pay Plan Status
Pie chart of DC Staff by Pay Plan Status data from table below.
Career Service 19,881 94.8%
Selected Exempt Service 1,062 5.1%
Senior Management Service 22 0.1%
Total 20,965 100.0%




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