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Correctional Officer

Company: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a career with a purpose? The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is hiring Correctional Officers across the state! -Apply Online! https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/co/index.htmlUse job code: 033092CID when applying - Starting salary of $3,472.82 monthly (full-time) and $1,787.09 (part-time) with career ladder pay increases built into honor time worked and veteran service time recognized. Full Time and Part Time positions available. Part Time (20 hours per week) with 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 -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 $3,284.27 per month. Regular promotions within the career path continue, progressive to $3,720.17 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 former employer and the applicant left employer in good standing.

Title - Fulltime Monthly Security Salary and Months of Service
CO I - $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 April 1, 2022 -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.Title - Part-Time Monthly Security Salary and Months of ServiceCO I - $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.

*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.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 -A State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application Supplement (PERS 282), and all other required documents should be completed. -**Former employees who held correctional officer or security supervisor positions and that have been separated less than 36 months can re-apply by faxing the required documents to 936-437-3111. -
-Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United StatesPreferred qualifications:
    • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher

Keywords: Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Amarillo , Correctional Officer, Other , Amarillo, Texas

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