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Monitoring and Procedures for COVID-19

The response to the coronavirus has impacted all areas of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. As an essential state agency our work continues. Part of that essential work is making sure that we have the people to do the job. TDCJ continues its efforts to provide a career with a purpose.

We have modified our testing and training procedures to be able to continue hiring people at all levels of the agency.

Many of you all over the state find yourselves unemployed unexpectedly. TDCJ can help, not just now but for your future with a career path that includes fantastic benefits. There’s a $5,000 hiring bonus available for correctional officers at many units across the state. That bonus is also available to several maintenance supervisor roles in many locations statewide.

It is now easier than ever to apply and begin your new career with a purpose.

Pre-application testing is being waived for correctional officer applicants and the training academy has been adjusted to ensure social distancing and proper coursework.

Correctional officer applications are now being accepted by e-mail. Just follow these simple steps:

Attach all documentation to an e-mail with your name in the subject line and send to:
Attach all documentation to an e-mail with your name in the subject line and send to:
You can also mail your application to the following address: TDCJ-Human Resources HQ; 2 Financial Plaza, Suite 600; Huntsville, Texas 77340.
You can also fax your application to this number: (936) 437-3111.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (936) 437-4098.

We are also in need of non-correctional officers!

There are jobs of all types available at TDCJ! There are hundreds of openings for everything from maintenance supervisors, truck drivers, and parole officers which all have the potential of an up to $5,000 hiring bonus in many areas of the state, to clerks and professionals. These positions are also now able to be applied for online! Virtually every step of the hiring process is now virtual including telephonic interviews, orientation and even training.

Step one to finding your career with a purpose is searching our job posting database. Then follow the easy steps below!