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District Parole Officer

District Parole Officers supervise offenders who have been released on parole or mandatory supervision to complete their sentences while living in Texas communities. Their mission is to promote public safety and positive offender change through effective supervision, programs and services. They obtain information and prepare documentation related to offenders and parole supervision activities. They spend a lot of time in the community, verifying employment and residential plans of offenders, conducting parole investigations, and liaison activities with criminal justice agencies, social services agencies, and other public and private entities. View job description.

District Parole Officers are organized into five regions, with regional offices located in San Antonio, Lubbock, Houston, Dallas and Tyler. There are a total of 67 Parole offices located through out the state.

District Parole Officers benefit from the following:

  • A comprehensive six-week training at the Parole Officer Training Academy conducted at the TDCJ facility in Austin
  • Work-related training seminars and conferences
  • Hazardous duty pay based on years of services

Annual salary adjustments and career path advancement based upon satisfactory months of consecutive service and job performance.

Employment Opportunities

Vacancies for entry level District Parole Officer positions are not posted. A pool of applications for these positions is maintained in the Parole Central Human Resources Office. When a vacancy occurs, applicants from the pool are selected for interview. To apply for a District Parole Officer position, applicants must submit the State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, Parole Officer Statement of Availability and required documents to the following address:

Parole Central Human Resources Office
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 406-5242

Application forms may be obtained by selecting Download Application.

View Parole Officer Salary schedule and Eligibility Criteria.


Page updated: 08/24/2017