TDCJ Employment Application Forms
Applicants seeking initial or re-employment with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice must complete both the State of Texas Application for Employment and the TDCJ Employment Application Supplement.
Correctional Officer/Parole Officer Applicants must also complete the Statement of Availability, PERS-282b or PERS-282c.
Current TDCJ employees seeking promotions or transfers must complete the State of Texas Application for Employment and the TDCJ Employment Application Supplement for Agency Applicants. These forms are available in both MS Word® and PDF (Portable Document Format).
- Please Note: Microsoft® Word 97 or higher is required to use the MS Word® version of the forms.
- To view and print the PDF version of the application forms, you will need Adobe Reader, which is a free download from the Adobe Website.
Please read our statement on Employment Application Falsification prior to submitting your application.
Verification of Employment Eligibility
Verification of eligibility for employment in the U.S. is required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. See page 9 of the Instructions for Employment Eligibility Verification for a complete list of acceptable documents for eligibility verification. Verification of employment eligibility will be completed on your first day of employment.
Obtaining the State of Texas Application for Employment is a three-step process. Please view instructions. Download all required application forms in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats or choose individual forms from the following links.
If you served in the U. S. military, you will be required to provide a copy of your DD Form 214 (Report of Separation). This must be the Member 4 copy or other copy that contains the type of discharge you received.
Need a copy of your DD-214? Request military records on-line from eVetRecs.
Selective Service Registration
If you are a male, age 18 through 25, you must provide a copy of your Selective Service Registration Card or other proof of registration or proof that you are exempt from registration. Register and/or get immediate proof of registration on-line.
Foreign Education Credentials
Foreign education credentials must be evaluated by an acceptable foreign education credential evaluation service and the results must be submitted with your employment application. View information about foreign education credentials.