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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Media Advisory
September 23, 2014
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

DOC Partners with National Guard to Hire Veterans and Military Personnel

Pensacola, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections highly values our nation’s veterans and military personnel, and is partnering with the National Guard to recruit staff with the skills and experience that will help it ensure the safety of Florida families and increase its retention efforts.

WHAT: A Guard and Reserve Hiring Event to provide Department of Corrections employment opportunities to veterans and military personnel.   Applicants will need to bring their driver’s license, social security card, military ID, DD-214(member 4), high school diploma or GED, birth certificate or proof of citizenship, 10 years of residence history, five years of employment history (name, address, phone number and dates), and name change documentation(marriage, divorce) for the application process. Applicants will also have the opportunity to take the Criminal Justice Battery Aptitude Test (CJBAT) on site. Applicants who wish to take the CJBAT will need to bring a money order in the amount of $18 made payable to the Florida Department of Corrections.
WHEN: September 25, 2014.  The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time and include representatives of the Florida Guard, U.S. Army, and  the Florida Department of Corrections.
WHERE: Florida National Guard Armory
8790 Grow Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32514
RSVP: For more information about the event, please contact Penny Justice, Florida Guard Family Career Connection State Program Coordinator, at (904) 553-0265 or

Media who wish to attend can contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office at (850) 488-0420.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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