Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

March 13, 2019
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Florida Department of Corrections to Host Hiring Event
for Okeechobee Correctional Institution

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is hosting a hiring event for correctional officers and food service coordinator positions at Okeechobee Correctional Institution, on Wednesday, March 20.

A $1,000 hiring bonus is available for correctional officer positions at Okeechobee C.I. No experience is necessary, and all newly hired officers receive paid training. The starting salary for certified officers is $33,500, and comprehensive medical, dental and additional life insurance is available. For more information about hiring, training and benefits, interested individuals should visit fldocjobs.com and watch FDC’s recruitment video. For a list of vacant maintenance positions, please visit the MyFlorida jobs website.

Media interested in covering the event, should contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications at PublicAffairs@fdc.myflorida.com or (850) 488-0420. This event will be held at 3420 N.E. 168th St. Okeechobee, Florida. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.

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