Frequently Asked Quesitons

What are the requirements to become a Correctional Officer?

  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. 
  • Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Have been fingerprinted by the employing agency with prints processed by the FDLE and the FBI.
  • Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.
  • Have a good moral character.
  • Completed an Affidavit of Applicant from CJSTC-68.
  • Successfully passed a background investigation, to include drug testing.
  • Successfully completed the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program for the respective discipline, or equivalent.
  • Achieve a passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination (Except for Auxiliary Officer Certification Examination).
  • Complied with mandatory retraining for continuing training or education requirements.
  • Have a valid Florida driver's license prior to employment.


Where can I find Job Vacancy Postings?

Advertisements for job vacancies will be posted as follows:

  • On our Employment page on the county's website.
  • In-house
  • Sunday edition of the Jackson County Floridan
  • In the spinning rack around the corner from the Human Resources Department
  • City and Library bulletin boards
  • Florida Job Service


How long does the Personnel Office hold applications active?

Correctional Officer applications will remain active for one year from interview date.

All other applicants must submit a new county employment application for each position advertised.

Applications will not remain active once the job vacancy is filled. 


When can I expect a salary increase?

Normally, the first full pay period in October. Salary increases must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners.


When is Open Enrollment Month?

Usually in August for an effective date of October 1st. You may add or delete health or dental insurance coverage for yourself or your dependents. You may also elect to participate in the "Cafeteria Plan."


What Departments fall under the Board of County Commissioners?

Administration- Ernie Padgett, County Administrator

Agricultural Extension Office- Doug Mayo, County Extension Director

Animal Control - Edmund Garrett, Animal Control Officer

Building DepartmentAllen Biggs, Building Inspector

Code Enforcement - Wiley Beauchamp, Code Enforcement Officer

Community Development- Wilanne Daniels, Director

Correctional Facility- Mark Foreman, Chief

E-9-1-1- Lavon Pope, Coordinator

Emergency Management- Rodney Andreasen, Director

Engineering- Larry Alvarez, Engineer

Human Resources- Lennetta Loman-Greene, Director

Fire Rescue- Scott Birge, Chief

Parks and Recycling- Rett Daniels, Director

Public Library- Deborah Hynes, Director

Road Department- Doug dePerrodil, Superintendent

Purchasing Office- Judy Austin, Purchasing Agent

S.H.I.P.- Wendy Schlesinger, Housing Grants Coordinator

Veteran's Services- Brian Budzien, Veterans' Affairs Officer

Utilities- Steve Croxton, Certified Utilities Operator

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