Texas Justice Department to host hiring seminar

Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 22:10 - Written by Staff Reports

Hiring opportunities and career benefits for correctional officers with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be presented at a hiring seminar on Thursday.

The event is planned for 6:30 p.m. at the Texas Workforce Solutions Office in Tyler at 4100 Troup Highway.

There are staff openings for full- and part-time correctional officers at units statewide. A recruiter will be on hand to explain the current pay plan, outline the employee benefits and retirement program. The recruiter also will explain the duties and requirements of a correctional officer and answer questions.

A $4,000 recruiting bonus is available for new correctional officers who agree to work at one of 15 units across the state. Beginning pay starts at $2,435 per month and progresses at intervals to $3,240.70 after 91 months of service. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

For more about employment with TDCJ, visit www.tdcj.state.tx.us or call the TDCJ Human Resources office at 936-437-4098.