Are you ready to make a difference in a new career? Are you ready to return to a career with a purpose? The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is hiring Correctional Officers across Texas. Apply today!
*Up to 5k Bonus for certain units, refer to website for more details.
*Hazardous Duty Pay
*Law Enforcement & Custodial Officers System (LECOS) Retirement
*TDCJ Training Academy Required
*Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted
*Work Site Visits Will Not Be Conducted
*No Study Material
*You must be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien authorized to work
in the U.S.
*You must be at least 18 years old.
*You must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited senior
high school or equivalent, or a state or military-issued General
Education Development (GED) certificate.
*You must not be on active duty in the military, unless on terminal
leave. (Applicants may screen if they are within 6 months of eligibility.)
*You must not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under
*You must never have been convicted of a felony.
*You must never have been convicted of an offense involving domestic
*You cannot have had a Class B misdemeanor conviction within the past
*You cannot have had a Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past
*You cannot be on probation for any criminal offense.
*You cannot have any criminal charges pending or have an outstanding
*You must be able to perform the essential functions of a Correctional
Officer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
*You must pass the TDCJ Drug Test.
*You must pass the TDCJ Physical Agility Test.
*Male applicants, age 18 through 25, must provide proof of Selective
Service registration or exemption from Selective Service registration.
A veteran who has completed at least two years active military service
and been discharged under honorable conditions, or an applicant who has
earned a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college will start as a
Correctional Officer IV, pay level 2, $3,284.27 per month. Regular
promotions within the career path continue, progressing to $3,720.17
after 73 months of TDCJ service.
Pay Levels Months of Employment
Level 1 - CO III (A14) $3,019.84) 0-12
Level 2 - CO IV (A15) $3,284.27 13-36
Level 3 - CO IV (A15) $3,480.77 37-72
Level 4 - CO V (A17) $3,720.17 73+
*Salary rates may differ for return-to-work retirees who are not
To schedule a screening, visit
https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/prod/co calendar, then choose a date and
location. If local testing session is not currently listed, continue
to check as new dates for screening are added.
A State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application
Supplement (PERS 282), and all other required documents should be completed
and brought to the scheduled appointment.
Former employees who held correctional officer or security supervisor
positions and that have been separated less than 36 months can
re-apply by faxing the required documents to 936-437-3111.
The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally
applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the
summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met.
31, 19, 18, 11, 31C, 31E, 31B, 19K, 19D, 18B, 11B, 749X, 649X, MA,
5811, 5831, 5832, 5804, 58, 3P
SEE https://tdcj.texas.gov/unit directory FOR UNIT LOCATIONS.
*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.*
Applicants must submit the
and the applicable supplement for outside applicants
or current TDCJ employees
to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the
website or the
website. If submitted through Work in Texas, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email.
Human Resources Headquarters
2 Financial Plaza, STE 600
Huntsville, TX 77340
Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 08-31-2021. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the
Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free
*Equal Opportunity Employer*