Men and women interested in a career in public protection have an opportunity to join Volusia County’s Division of Corrections.
The division will host a career fair at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach.
Attendees will meet with staff, tour the facility, and learn about benefits and job responsibilities. They can also fill out an application and begin the prescreening process.
The Volusia County Branch Jail and adjacent Volusia County Correctional Facility have nearly 300 sworn officers who supervise an average daily inmate population of 1,500 inmates.
“Corrections is a critical component of the justice system,” noted Mark Flowers, director of the Division of Corrections. “A career in corrections requires dedication, integrity and a commitment to supervising individuals who enter the justice system. The rewards can be gratifying as you help people make real life changes and turn their lives around.”
He added that the division offers promotion opportunities and a full slate of benefits, including health insurance and enrollment in the special risk class of the Florida Retirement System.
Officer trainees are paid $15.81 an hour as they undergo 420 hours of academy training in interpersonal skills, legal issues, first response, emergency preparedness, correctional operations, defensive tactics, and the safe use of firearms. Upon becoming a certified corrections officer, the pay is increased to $17.50 an hour. Experience is not required.
Positions are also open for booking technicians, supervisors, experienced corrections officers, and part-time and intermittent officers. Applications will also be accepted by Centurion Detention Health Services, the company recently awarded the inmate medical services contract; and Aramark, the contractor that provides food services.
Applicants must be at least 19 years old, tobacco-free, and in good physical condition. They also must have a Florida driver’s license and a high school diploma or GED certificate. They cannot have a felony or misdemeanor conviction involving moral character, perjury or false statements.
For more information about the job fair and careers in corrections, contact Molly Hudson at email@example.com or 386-736-5951.
Applications may be submitted at any time by visiting volusia.org and clicking on “career opportunities.”