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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Media Advisory
April 14, 2015
For More Information
Contact: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office
(850) 488-0420

DOC Partners with National Guard and Reserves to Hire Veterans and Military Personnel

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections highly values our nation’s veterans and military personnel and is partnering with the Florida National Guard and Reserves to recruit staff with the skills and experience needed to increase retention rates while ensuring the safety of Florida families.

WHAT: A Guard and Reserve Hiring Event being held to provide Florida Department of Corrections employment opportunities to veterans and military personnel.   Applicants will need their driver’s license, social security card, military ID, DD-214 (member 4), high school diploma or GED, birth certificate or proof of citizenship, ten years of residence history, five years of employment history (names, addresses, phone numbers and dates), and name change documentation(i.e. marriage, divorce) for the application process.   Applicants will also have an opportunity to take an on-site Criminal Justice Battery Aptitude Test (CJBAT).   Applicants who wish to take the CJBAT must provide a money order in the amount of $18, made payable to the Florida Department of Corrections.
WHEN: Thursday, April 16.  The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will include representatives from the Florida Guard, United States Army and the Florida Department of Corrections.
WHERE: Fern Creek Armory
2809 Ferncreek Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32806
RSVP: For more information, please contact Penny Justice, Lead Employment Case Manager, Hero 2 Hired at (904) 553-0265 or or contact Captain Ron McDonald, Florida Department of Corrections at (352) 989-9366 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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