CareerSource CLM, FDOC partner for Dec. 6 event

OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2016) – The Florida Department of Corrections is recruiting officer trainees interested in a career of courage.

A recruiting event, held by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the College of Central Florida’s Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.

Hour-long informational sessions will detail what it takes to secure certified and non-certified correctional officer positions at the Lowell Correctional Institution – the largest women’s correctional facility in the nation and the sixth largest prison in Florida.

Eligible candidates must be at least 19 at graduation, a United States citizen and have earned a high school diploma or GED. Candidates must also pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Correctional Officer Basic Abilities Test, hold a valid Florida driver license, be fingerprinted and pass a medical examination and drug.

Those selected will be paid while they train and the cost of training will also be covered. In addition, the position offers:
•    Annual paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and tuition reimbursement
•    Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance benefits
•    $130 monthly Criminal Justice Incentive and $325 annual uniform/shoe allowance
•    Starting salary (excluding benefits): $28,007 – $30,808

Sessions are scheduled to take place at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. For information about the recruiting event, call 800.434.5627, ext. 2205. For more information about the paid training program, contact Officer Timothy Palmer at or Sherry Rogers, HR consultant for FDOC, at

Click here to download an event flier.
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