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Former TDCJ Correctional Officers
and Other Security Staff 

Has it been more than 36 months since you were employed as a Correctional Officer or security supervisor?

If it has been more than 36 months since you were employed as a TDCJ Correctional Officer or security supervisor, you will be required to take the CO Pre-employment test.

You will need to complete the State of Texas Application for Employment and the TDCJ Employment Application Supplement and bring the completed forms to your scheduled screening appointment.  If selected for employment, you will be required to attend the pre-service training academy.

Has it been 36 months or less since you were employed as a Correctional Officer or security supervisor?

If it has been less than 36 months since you were employed as a TDCJ Correctional Officer or security supervisor, you will not need to take the Correctional Officer pre-employment test.   You should complete and submit the State of Texas Application for Employment and the TDCJ Employment Application Supplement to the address provided below.  If you are reemployed within 36 months of your separation date, you will not be required to complete the pre-service training academy.

Submit your application to the following address:

TDCJ Human Resources Headquarters
Attention: Applications Section
2 Financial Plaza, Suite #600
Huntsville, Texas 77340

If you are unable to download the application forms, you may obtain the forms from your nearest Texas Workforce Solutions.

Please Note: If you have already submitted an application and wish to know the status of your application, please send an e-mail request for status to: Leigh.herrmann@tdcj.texas.gov that includes your complete name and address. 

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Page updated: 09/15/2017