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 [email protected] or Sherry Rogers, HR consultant for FDOC, at [email protected].

Click here to download an event flier.
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