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Florida Department of Corrections Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Florida Department of Corrections (Orlando, FL) in November 2014.

    Interview

    It was a panel interview conducted by the warden, recruiting sergeant and a Correctional officer. The questions asked were very basic questions I.e. why do you want to be a corrections officer? Would you shoot an inmate trying to escape? Where do you see yourself 5 yrs from now and the last one I remember was, if you saw a friend/co worker stealing or doing something inappropriate what would be your course of action? Everything else was simply going over policies. Once the interview is done they will want to address any concerns that you may have so make sure you atleast have 2 or 3 questions you would like answered. At the very end they tell you they will review your application once more and make a determination whether or not they will continue the hiring process with you or not. I received an email 20 mins after leaving and now I'm currently providing follow up information for possible employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you shoot an inmate trying to escape?   1 Answer
  2.  

    C/O Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview took one month. Met the hiring sergeant several times. He was nice. Process was slow. Started right away when hired and went into the field with no experience. I went to the academy a few months later.

    Negotiation

    none

  3.  

    Correctional Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Florida Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    You will be asked standardized questions that are general about the job. Most of the time, the questions are easy and are meant to see what you would do in certain situations. Don't concern yourself with studying or anything like that. If they ask you if you would shoot a inmate escaping just say yes.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you observed another employee doing something that violates the rules   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, pay is set in stone.

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    Certified Correctional Officer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Florida Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    Interview was a great experience, not really hard, mostly common since, Get to meet some great people, It is a very professional environment. Get to meet the top personnel of the preson

    Interview Questions

    • Unkown environment, live every day not knowning what is ahead of you   Answer Question
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Florida Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    Pass the F-Bat
    Have a good Interview and your in.
    They are hiring people for paid training but only in certain counties.

    Interview Questions

    • you arrive on the scene, you hear a child screaming you locate the child and don't see anybody around. What do you do?   1 Answer
  7.  

    Mental Health Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Florida Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    Slow to advertise, interviews ok

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None. Take it or leave it. The private company taking over has chronic problems. Poor benefits. I would not apply with them now starting out

  8.  

    Correctional Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Florida Department of Corrections (Gainesville, FL).

    Interview

    Very informal with a relaxed feeling just probing for obvious character flaws. Written questionnaire asking about things you would be willing to do shifts,touching people and watching people in the nude etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be able to shoot an inmate who is escaping?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for entey-level positions.

  9.  

    Senior Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Florida Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    many scnarios of what would you do in certain situations, nursing skills, how you feel about working with criminals

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    straight forward this is what we pay for your experience

  10.  

    Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Florida Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    Only question asked was how long ago did I start my career. The rest was policies, rules and regulations. Took 2 months to hear back due to FL government and all the red tape. Not any more to say.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No room for negotiating anything. I am making now what I was making after I celebrated 5 yrs in niursing. Don't even apply.

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    Correctional Officer Sergeant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Florida Department of Corrections in November 2010.

    Interview

    Interagency promotion.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions involve restricted or confidential information related to department policy.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, you take what they give you or you dont get it.

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