The Florida Department of Corrections had a total of 28,130 authorized positions as of June 30, 1996. Staffers care for the needs of more than 64,333 inmates and over 137,611 offenders on community supervision. That staff consists of professionals as wide ranging as doctors and teachers, correctional and correctional probation officers, chaplains and educational specialists, superintendents and support staff, program managers and food service directors. Since public safety is the department's foremost mission, more than half of all staff positions are in security areas.
On June 30, 1996, the department had 25,644 employees on its payroll. There were 19,047 working in institutions and community facilities, including suboffices, and the majority worked in a security capacity. The breakdowns of staff by race and gender indicate a diverse corrections workforce.
The most valuable asset an organization can have is a well adjusted, dedicated staff. To that end, the Department of Corrections provides the following employee programs.
Post Trauma Staff Support Program -- Employee involvement in specific violent, work-related situations may cause serious physical and/or emotional trauma to an employee. The PTSS program is designed to minimize the effects of the trauma by providing immediate intervention and subsequent debriefing by an outside mental health counselor specializing in post trauma stress.
Employee Assistance Program -- The EAP provides outside counseling services to employees experiencing personal problems that may affect their ability to perform their duties and responsibilities. Participation in EAPs has resulted in a reduction in absenteeism, sick leave usage, tardiness and turnover, while improving job performance, employee morale and employee relations.
* Other includes attorneys, financial and computer analysts, personnel, clerical, technical support, maintenance, etc.
** Two employees did not indicate race, three did not indicate gender.
The Florida Department of Corrections is recruiting for Correctional Officers and Correctional Probation Officers for immediate employment throughout the State of Florida.CORRECTIONAL OFFICER:
Preference shall be given to certain veterans, spouses of veterans and minorities, as provided by the Florida Statutes. Physical and drug tests required. Opportunities are also available in various medical and administrative careers.
An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.