The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is a state agency focused on youth and public safety. We are looking for talented, dedicated professionals in positions that range from Youth Development Coaches and Case Managers to Lawyers and Accountants.

If you are ready for a career that makes a difference in the lives of young Texans, we invite you to browse our open positions.

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How to Apply

To apply, you will need to complete the following forms:

  1. State of Texas Application for Employment
    Note: For most positions, you can complete this application online via the Texas Comptroller's Job Search Engine.
  2. TJJD Employment Application Supplement (choose one)
  3. Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form
  4. Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation
  5. Authorization to Release Information

If you would like instructions for completing the State of Texas Application for Employment, please download the following document:

  1. Instructions for Completing the State of Texas Application for Employment

Benefits and Salaries

TJJD offers a range of positions with competitive salaries, strong benefits, and the chance for advancement. To learn more, download the following documents:

  1. Benefits Overview v.HR175ftHOT 
  2.    State of Texas Salary Schedules

County Positions

  • View open county positions
  • Post a county position

Calling All Nurses!

TJJD is looking for the best registered nurses in Texas to join our team. If you are a licensed registered nurse, UTMB Health has immediate openings at our campuses.

Why join our team?

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for rapid advancement
  • Comprehensive health care plan
  • Generous vacation and sick leave allotments
  • Enrollment in the state retirement plan
  • But the most important reason of all to join TJJD is that you’ll find the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young Texans from day one.

To find out about open positions, search "TJJD" on the UTMB Health jobsite »

Become a Coach

Are you ready for a challenging new career? Become a TJJD Youth Development Coach!

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) operates secure facilities and halfway houses throughout the State, and employs approximately 1,300 Youth Development Coaches

If you want a good paying job with benefits, stability, prom„otional opportunities, and the chance to perform challenging and important work, a Youth Development Coach position may be for you.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready for a challenge, willing to learn, and prepared to work as a team member in a structured environment, we encourage you to consider employment as a TJJD Youth Development Coach.

The training you receive upon hire will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need.

Learn about becoming a TJJD Youth Development Coach

Enjoy Outstanding Benefits

  • Paid holidays, vacation leave, and sick leave
  • Paid group live and health insurance for employee
  • Optional dental and vision insurance for employees and family members
  • Optional life and health insurance for family members
  • Retirement plan
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Career ladder for advancement

Employee Referrals

The Employee Referral Program is designed to aid in the recruitment and retention of quality employees by encouraging current TJJD employees to refer individuals for open positions within the agency. To participate in this program, the applicant and current employee complete the appropriate sections of the Employee Referral of Applicant for Employment form. If the referred applicant is selected for employment, the referring TJJD employee will receive a $100.00 gift card.


Employees who would like to participate in the Employee Referral Program may do so by requesting the Employee Referral Form from their local HR Administrator (HRA), Central Office HR, or downloading the Employee Referral Form. The employee must complete the Referring TJJD Employee section and give the form to the applicant to attach to each of his/her applications for employment. Current employees that are in a vacant position's line of supervision are not eligible to refer applicants to the vacant position. A human resources employee or an HR recruiter whose essential job functions include the recruitment of applicants for employment is also ineligible for the award.

Referred Applicants

Applicants for employment with the TJJD may download the Employee Referral Form. The applicant must complete the Referred Applicant section and ensure that the TJJD employee has thoroughly completed the Referring Employee section. It is the applicant's responsibility to attach the form when submitting his/her application. Current and/or former TJJD employees or former employees of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission or the Texas Youth Commission are not eligible to be "referred" applicants.

Hiring Authority

If the referred applicant is hired, the hiring authority will submit the Employee Referral Form and the application through the normal procedures for application processing (Local HR Administrator or Central Office HR).

Local HR Administrators

The local HR Administrator will review and process the form. The local HR Administrator will complete Section III of the HR-130 form and forward the form to the employee awards coordinator at Central Office human resources. The gift card will be purchased once the referred applicant begins his/her first day of work. If the referred applicant does not commence work as scheduled, the referring employee is not granted the gift card. The local HR Administrator will then scan/email the form to the Central Office employee awards coordinator.

Central Office HR Employment Services

The employee awards coordinator will coordinate the purchase of the gift card and forward the gift card to the appropriate business office for distribution to the referring employee.TJJD has a generous employee referral program. If you currently work for TJJD and know someone who is qualified and would be a great fit in our culture, encourage them to apply. To learn more about participating in this program, download the following document:

  1. (Note: To qualify, this form must be submitted along with the prospective employee’s application materials.)


Human Resources

(512) 490-7670