Certified staff returning will be eligible to receive $5,000 if all above criteria is met!
Certified Correctional Officers hired on or after July 1, 2021, may be eligible for a $1000 hiring bonus. To be eligible for this program, the officer’s certification status must meet one of the following conditions:
The one-time hiring bonus will be awarded on the first available pay period after eligibility is confirmed. Officers who received the High Vacancy Rate Bonus are not eligible for the one-time hiring bonus.
New Hires who apply and are hired to work at a Correctional Institution with a 10% or more staff vacancy rate are eligible for an additional $1000 hiring bonus:
Teacher Aides, Vocational Teachers, Academic Teachers and Special Education Teachers may be eligible for a $1000 hiring bonus. The education bonus will be awarded to new hires who meet the following qualifications:
If the position requires a teaching certification, a temporary teaching certification must be obtained prior to receiving the bonus. If the position does not require a teaching certification or the candidate is already certified, the employee is eligible for the bonus upon hire.
Current and former employees in one of the identified education positions who had a break in service with the Department of 31 days or less, or who previously received the bonus are not eligible for this bonus.
For more information about FDC’s bonus programs, contact the Office of Human Resources at 850-717-3200.
Upon successful completion of the basic training academy, newly certified officers at qualifying institutions will receive the bonus.
Qualifying institutions include: