Correctional Officer

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Texarkana, TX Posted 9/6/2022 $3,473 / Month Full Time & Part Time Security & Law Enforcement

Are you looking for a career with a purpose? The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is hiring Correctional Officers across the state!

 

Starting salary of $3472.82 monthly (full-time) and $1787.09 (part-time) with career ladder pay increases built into honor time worked and veteran service time recognized.

 

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 degree or bachelor's degree from an accredited college will start as a Correctional Officer IV, pay level 4 $3,776.91 per month. Regular promotions within the career path continue, progressive to $4278.20 at 61 months 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 the former employer and the applicant left the employer in good standing.

 

  • CO II - $3,472.82 (minimum) $3,577.01 (maximum) with 0 to 2 (months of service)
  • CO II - $3,574.18 (minimum) $3,681.40 (maximum) with 3 to 6 (months of service)
  • CO III - $3,670.64 (minimum) $3,780.76 (maximum) with 7 to 12 (months of service)
  • CO IV - $3,776.91 (minimum) $3,890.22 (maximum) with 13 to 24 (months of service)
  • CO IV - $3,889.90 (minimum) $4,006.60 (maximum) with 25 to 36 (months of service)
  • CO IV - $4,002.89 (minimum) $4,122.97 (maximum) with 37 to 72 (months of service)
  • CO V - $4,278.20 (minimum) $4,406.55(maximum) with 73+ (months of service)

 

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary (minimum of 20 hours per week)

Effective September 1, 2021

 

Note: New part-time Correctional Officers attend the training academy for 6 weeks and on-the-job training at their unit of assignment for 2 weeks on a full-time basis. During this period, officers receive $3,472.82. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,787.09.

 

The table below contains salary information for part-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder.

  • CO II - $3,472.82 (minimum) $3,577.00 (maximum) to 2 (months of service)
  • CO II - $1,787.09 (minimum) $1,840.70 (maximum) to 6 (months of service)
  • CO III - $1,835.32 (minimum) $1,890.38 (maximum) 7 to 12 (months of service)
  • CO IV - $1,888.45 (minimum) $1,945.11 (maximum)13+ (months of service)

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

  • You must be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien 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 apply 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 3 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.
LOCATION:

Texarkana, TX 75501
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