TDCJ holding hiring seminar Thursday

Published on Monday, 7 April 2014 23:40 - Written by Staff Reports

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will hold a hiring seminar on Thursday in Rusk for prospective correctional officers.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the TDCJ Hodge Unit, 379 Farm-to-Market Road 2972 West.

A recruiter will be on hand to explain the current pay plan, outline the employee benefits and retirement program, and explain the duties and requirements of a correctional officer. Both full- and part-time positions are available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

A $4,000 recruiting bonus is available for new officers who agree to work at one of 15 units across the state.

Beginning pay starts at $2,435.00 per month and progresses at intervals to $3,240.70 after 91 months of service within C.O. classification.

For more information about employment with the TDCJ, visit and click on the “employment” link or call the TDCJ Human Resources office at 936-437-4098.