Apply for a TDCJ
Correctional Officer Position
Are you a former TDCJ Correctional Officer or Correctional Officer supervisor (Sergeant through Warden) who has been gone for less than three years?
Yes, I am.
No, I am not.
No, I am not a former Correctional Officer
or Correctional supervisor.
If you meet the basic eligibility criteria, you will need to schedule Correctional Officer Screening. The first part of screening is a written pre-employment test. This test consists of a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. It has five parts: Memory and Observation, Situational Reasoning, Reading Comprehension/Deductive Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Arithmetic. If you require special devices or extra time to take the test, notify us in advance. Call (936) 437-4098. If you pass the test, you will be interviewed. The test and interview process will take 3 to 8 hours, depending on the time of your interview.
Important Testing Information
You will have two attempts to pass the pre-employment test within a one-year period. If you are unsuccessful on the second attempt, you will be eligible to reapply after one year from the date of your original test.
Take a sample test.
View higher pay effective September 1, 2013.
To schedule Correctional Officer Screening, select Request CO Screening from this page. Choose the location and date that is most convenient. Complete the on-line form and select the Submit Form button to schedule your test and interview. After submitting the referral form, a page will open that provides driving directions and specific information for the test site selected.
Do not mail your application! You will need to bring your completed State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, and all required documents to your scheduled screening appointment.
All application forms may be downloaded from our website or you may pick up the forms at your local Texas Workforce Solutions office.
For additional information, see TDCJ Corrections as a Career.
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