Lamesa, Texas

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!  

 Texas Department of Criminal Justice

*Starting salary of $3091.84 monthly full-time and $1509.92 part-time with career ladder pay increases built into honor time worked and veteran service time recognized.

*Full Time and Part Time positions available. Part Time (20 hours per week) with Benefits. 

 *Current State paid 100% health care plan premiums for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. Eligible part-time employees get a 50% state contribution for themselves and 25% for their dependents.  

 *Benefits starting after 60 days of employment. 

 *Vision, dental, life, accidental insurance, short- and long-term disability plans available 

 *Overtime Pay is currently available 

 *Retirement options with employer match 

 *Paid Training Free Uniforms 

 *Earn Sick Time and Vacation Time from Day One

Career Ladder Pay

CO I $36,238 or $37,325 for Max Security Unit (0-2 months)

CO II $37,296 or $38,415 for Max Security Unit (3-6 months)

CO III $38,302 or $339,451 for Max Security Unit (7-12 months)

CO IV $39,411 or $40,594 for Max Security Unit (13-24 months)

CO IV $40,590 or $$41,808 for Max Security Unit (25-36 months)

CO IV $ 41,769 or $$43,022 for Max Security Unit (37-72 months)

CO V $44,642 or $45,981 for Max Security Unit (73+ months)

*Salary rates may differ for return-to-work retirees who are not ERS contributors.

*Correctional staff working on maximum-security facilities will receive an additional 3% as maximum-security differential (MSD) pay. Maximum Security Facilities: Allred, Beto, Clements, Coffield, Connally, Darrington, Ellis, Estelle, Ferguson, Hughes, Lewis, McConnell, Michael, Montford, Polunsky, Robertson, Scott, Skyview, Smith, Stiles, Telford, Wainwright, Wynne

*A veteran who has completed at least two years active military service and been discharged under honorable conditions, or an applicant who has earned an associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited college will start as a Correctional Officer IV, pay level 4, $3,284.27 per month. Regular promotions within the career path continue, progressing to $3,720.17 at 61 months of TDCJ service.

*A CO applicant with prior government correctional custody or law enforcement experience within the 36-month period preceding date of hire shall be hired at a pay level corresponding with the months of service if dates of employment are verified by former employer and the applicant left employer in good standing.

  Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or an immigrant with lawful status, who is 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 dishonorable conditions.
  • You must never have been convicted of a felony.
  • You must never have been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence.
  • You cannot have had a Class B misdemeanor conviction within the past 5 years.
  • You cannot have had a Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past 10 years.
  • You cannot be on probation for any criminal offense.
  • You cannot have any criminal charges pending or have an outstanding warrant.
  • You must be able to perform the essential functions of a Correctional Officer, with or without reasonable accommodation. For a complete job description, please visit our website, www.tdcj.texas.gov
  • 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 State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application

Supplement (PERS 282), and all other required documents should be completed

 **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

 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 

State of Texas Application for Employment

 and the applicable supplement for outside applicants 

(PERS 282)

 or current TDCJ employees 

(PERS 598)

 to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the 

TDCJ

 website or the 

Work In Texas

 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

PH 936-437-4087

FAX 936-437-3111

EMAIL co4tx@tdcj.texas.gov

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

Lamesa, Texas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages inmates in state prisons, state jails, and private correctional facilities that contract with the TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision (previously known as adult probation) and is responsible for the supervision of inmates released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision.

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