$3,000 Hiring Bonus for Correctional Officers is paid out as follows:
Additional bonuses available prior to July 1, 2022:
$1,000 High Vacancy Bonus – non-certified hires will be paid $1,000 the month following certification and certified hires will be paid $1,000 the month after being hired
$1,000 Referral Bonus (available through December 31, 2022) – non-certified hires will be paid $500 the month after certification, certified hires will be paid $500 the month after being hired and an additional $500 will be paid at the one-year anniversary of the first payment
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.