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Media Advisory
September 12, 2013
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(850) 488-0426

Florida Department of Corrections is seeking applications for the position of Correctional Officer at the Gadsden Re-Entry Center in Havana

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Corrections is seeking applications for the position of Correctional Officer at the Gadsden Re-Entry Center in Havana.We are accepting both non-certified (beginning annual salary $28,007) and certified (beginning annual salary $30,808) applicants.  

If interested, please apply online for the Department of Corrections Statewide Correctional Officer Vacancy Announcement on People First at http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or call the Recruitment Center at 386.963.6400.  The review of applications has already started so please apply immediately to be considered for a position.

The minimum requirements and qualifications are:

  • Take and pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Correctional Officer Basic Abilities Test (CJ-BAT)
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Have good moral character as determined by a background investigation
  • Have no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving perjury or a false statement
  • Not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the US.
  • Have a valid driver license
  • Be fingerprinted
  • Pass a medical examination and drug test
  • Complete the basic recruit training course and pass the FDLE certification examination

Find more information on our JOBS web site located at http://www.fldocjobs.com/index.html.

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