FDC Announces $1,000 Hiring Bonus At Century And Santa Rosa Correctional Institutions

October 12, 2021

The Florida Department of Corrections has announced $1,000 hiring bonuses for Century Correctional Institution, Santa Rosa Correctional Institution and other facilities across the state.

The $1,000 hiring bonus is for newly certified correctional officers.

No experience is necessary to apply, and all training is provided. During training and academy, noncertified officers receive a competitive starting salary and benefits, including health insurance, on day one of their new career in public safety.

Upon successful completion of the basic training academy, newly certified officers at qualifying institutions will receive the bonus. Additional benefits such as a biannual uniform allowance, state college tuition waivers and criminal justice incentive pay become available after certification.

To qualify, interested applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (no maximum age restriction)
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a drug test and physical examination
  • Pass a background investigation and fingerprinting, which includes but is not limited to; no felony convictions; no misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement; no misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence.
  • Must demonstrate good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.

For more information, visit FLDOCjobs.com


9 Responses to “FDC Announces $1,000 Hiring Bonus At Century And Santa Rosa Correctional Institutions”

  1. Panhandler on October 12th, 2021 8:38 pm


  2. Chris J Paul on October 12th, 2021 7:11 pm

    Hats off to all the personell working at our jails.
    Give em all a big raise.

  3. Dave Coleson on October 12th, 2021 1:34 pm

    No way I’d rather flip burgers for 15 an hour. No stress and no liability. No inmates spitting or attacking you.

    No thanks. By the populous voting for felons rights restoration and such it proves they do not support LEO or COS.

    I heard a friend of mine say “let them all out like they want and the violent crime will be so far out of control the populous will vote to restore police and corrections.”

    He may not be far off.

  4. Jerame on October 12th, 2021 10:00 am

    Maybe for $10,000 and hourly pay of $32. That’s this year! Next year, when the inflation nails us to the wall, that will be $15,000 and $36 hourly.

  5. tg on October 12th, 2021 9:06 am

    James fast food jobs are also less dangerous.

  6. JD on October 12th, 2021 7:25 am

    DOC isn’t the only state agency that don’t pay worth a flip. Some of the openings for skilled trades with the state and county is like 32000 a year for a mechanic. Way more money in the private sector and just as good of benefits. The state and county won’t have anyone at the skilled positions before long. No one wants to work and the ones who do make way more with less headaches than the state and county jobs.

  7. Jimbo on October 12th, 2021 7:09 am

    The job itself is really not that bad. The real problem is that the State of Florida pays their state employees the least in the nation (fact) and they have the least amount of state employees, per capita, in the nation (fact). We all see how well that worked when people tried to claim unemployment when COVID began. Because of these factors they have an extremely hard time with retention, as can be expected. Our state employees need to be treated better than this.

  8. Traumaqueen on October 12th, 2021 6:32 am

    Not enough money

  9. James on October 12th, 2021 4:09 am

    That hiring bonus may attract a number of new applicants but it isn’t going to retain employees when they can earn more at fast food restaurants.

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