Florida Department of Corrections announces hiring bonuses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Department of Corrections announced Thursday that new hires who complete correctional officer certification will get a hiring bonuses.

FDC is giving $1,000 to hires who completed their certification through the FDC or certain state colleges.

Institutes in our area eligible to get the bonuses are Apalachee Correctional Institution, Franklin Correctional Institution, Gulf Correctional Institution, Northwest Florida Reception Center, and Baker Correctional Institution.

The department says the hiring bonus is part of a three-tiered approach targeting staff recruitment and retention. The plan was recommended by Governor Rick Scott and approved by lawmakers.

The plan also increase in the base pay for correctional officer and a ten percent increase in pay for officers who work in the department's inpatient mental housing units.

To apply, visit www.fldocjobs.com and also view the Department’s five-minute and 30-second recruitment videos. A link to the website can be found at the top right of this article.