Correctional Officer - 22648

Orange County, FL
Jun 25, 2019
Aug 24, 2019
Government, Security
Law, Security



At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a Top 100 Family Friendly Company, facilitating a healthy work-life balance.

The Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD) operates the 3rd largest jail system in the State of Florida with more than 1,500 employees including over 1,000 certified corrections officers. It serves and protects the citizens of Orange County by providing for the care, custody, and control of legally incarcerated inmates in a safe and secure environment, and provides services for those individuals supervised in community programs.

The Security Support and Security Operations Divisions are responsible for the safety and security of all personnel, volunteers and visitors, as well as inmates in the custody of OCCD. These divisions are comprised primarily of certified personnel who work in partnership with health professionals, civilians, as well as local law enforcement and other divisions. Correctional Officers are assigned to A and B squads here at OCCD. The squads cover various shifts, which staff the 24-hour operation. Within these squads, an officer is assigned to a specific post. Within the Security Support and Security Operations Divisions are specialty units and teams for officers who qualify.

This position is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and secure confinement of inmates in the County correctional facilities.

Representative Duties

  • Supervises inmates to prevent altercations, intimidation undesirable or illegal acts, intercedes when necessary, and to ensure the safety of the facility, other Correctional staff and the inmates. Maintains accurate count and current location of all inmates or Youthful Offenders assigned. Completes and maintains required records, logs and reports. Performs cell and body searches as required. Ensures safe, secure and orderly movement of inmates throughout the facility. Performs security and safety checks and adheres to facility security procedures.
  • Ensures, to the limit of authority possible, that inmate rights are observed-and that they are treated according to policy. Supervises inmate or Youthful Offender work crews. Acquires knowledge of all emergency plans and procedures and maintains emergency equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent.

Must be at least 19 years of age and a United States citizen. Must not have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Must possess Florida certification as a correctional officer according to Florida Statute 943.13. Applicants who obtained their certification after 7/l/93 must also provide results of Florida Officer Certification examination indicating achievement of mastery level.

Must be able to work all shifts, weekends and holidays. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License.

Shift may vary depending on area of assignment.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License.


All applicants will be required to participate in a Physical Abilities Test (PAT). The minimum fitness standards that candidates are required to successfully perform are listed below:

  • Push-ups: Complete at least 15 push-ups in one minute.
  • Sit-ups: Complete at least 25 sit-ups in one minute.
  • 1.5 Mile Run: Complete a 1.5 mile run in 18 minutes or less.

After you apply, if eligible, you will be contacted to complete the Physical Abilities Test (PAT). All correspondence including any schedule or location changes will be sent to the email address listed on the application. If the PAT is passed, you will be directed to send your supplemental application directly to IOC-1, 450 East South St., Orlando, FL. Your supplemental application will be sent via email with the link to register for the PAT if you are eligible. It is very important that you check your email on a regular basis, including your junk/spam folder.

For more information on the Physical Abilities Test (PAT), please use the following link;

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed online application. To successfully participate in this process, please enter all periods of employment, including your current position, duties, hours worked and educational background. Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered for the position.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the detailed and relevant work experience, which would qualify them for the position.

Management reserves the right to create an eligibility pool that may be used to fill future Certified Correctional Officer vacancies for up to twelve (12) months from the end of the process.

Applicants with tattoos that can visibly be seen while wearing a Correctional Officer uniform will not be considered for employment.

Application Deadline

Posting Date: 11/09/2018

Closing Date: N/A

Posting is subject to close without prior notice


Starting Salary $18.05/hour to $29.60/hour, based on contract

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

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