Effective September 1, 2013

Placing value on prior: College, Military, TCOLE License  JCO or Other Juvenile Justice Experience  Adult Correctional Experience

Do you have an Associates' Degree, Sixty college credit hours, a Bachelor's Degree, Military Service or TCOLE (previously known as TCLEOSE) License? 

Jump start your juvenile justice career with TJJD!

Criteria
Associate’s Degree or
60 College Hrs. (1)
Bachelor’s Degree(1)
Military Service (2)
Current or Prior
TCOLE License (3)
Placement Upon Hire
JCO II, Pay Level 2
$2,581.39 monthly
JCO III, Pay Level 4
$2,887.54 monthly
JCO III, Pay Level 4
$2,887.54 monthly
JCO III, Pay Level 4
$2,887.54 monthly
Next Career Ladder Advancement
JCO III, Pay Level 3
$2,731.92 monthly
(after 6 months eligible JCO service)
JCO IV, Pay Level 5
$2,971.14 monthly
(after 14 months eligible JCO service)
JCO IV, Pay Level 5
$2,971.14 monthly
(after 14 months eligible JCO service)
JCO IV, Pay Level 5
$2,971.14 monthly
(after 14 months eligible JCO service)

 

Don’t forget the benefits!
  • Upon successful completion of our pre-service and on-the-job training program, you will be offered 5 hours college credit at Navarro College. In addition, you may apply for participation in the TJJD Educational Assistance Program after you have been employed with TJJD for one year. This program offers tuition reimbursement and/or paid time off for class attendance to eligible employees.
  • Upon employment, eligible employees with active military service may purchase up to 60 months of service credit with the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) if the employee is not eligible for a military retirement based on 20 years or more of military service.
(1) The Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or college hours must have been earned from an institution of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
(2) The applicant must: (a) have at least two years of active military service; and (b) have been released from military service under honorable conditions or be a current member of a reserve component of the Uniformed Services but not on active duty unless on terminal leave.
(3) The applicant must not have ever been required to surrender his or her license or ever had his or her license suspended or revoked by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


Do you have TJJD/TYC JCO Experience or other Juvenile Justice Experience?

Your experience is valuable to TJJD!

Other juvenile justice experience includes the following:

  • Juvenile detention officer or equivalent at a county juvenile detention facility or another state’s juvenile justice agency
  • Youth care worker at a juvenile residential treatment center
  • Direct supervisor for any of these positions
TJJD/TYC JCO or Other Juvenile Justice Career Interruption Period
Separated 36 Months or Less
[Minimum 12 Months Career-Related Experience Required (1)]
Separated 36+ thru 60 Months
[Minimum 24 Months Career-Related Experience Required(1)]
Separated More than 60 Months
[Minimum 48 Months Career-Related Experience Required(1)]
Career-Related Experience Considered for JCO Placement
Up to 36 months(1)
Up to 29 months(1)
15 months(1)
MAXIMUM Potential Placement Upon Hire
JCO IV, Pay Level 5
$2,971.14 monthly
(with 36 months)
JCO IV, Pay Level 5
$2,971.14 monthly
(with 29 months)
JCO III, Pay Level 4
$2,887.54 monthly
 
Based on established
JCO career ladder
(will remain at Pay Level 5 for a minimum of 5 months)
Based on established JCO career ladder
(will remain at Pay Level 5 for a minimum of 12 months)
JCO IV, Pay Level 5
$2,971.14 monthly
(after 14 months eligible JCO service)

(1) All months must be continuous months of active service with one employer, and only the most recent period of employment with the applicable employer will be considered.

Adult Correctional Officer Experience

(e.g., adult correctional officer experience with the State of Texas, another state, a federal prison, a county, or with a private prison)

  • 4 years adult correctional officer experience required (All months must be continuous months of active service with one employer, and only the most recent period of employment with the applicable employer will be considered.)
  • JCO III, $2,887.54 monthly, placement upon hire (equivalent to 15 months JCO service)
  • Next career ladder advancement will be to JCO IV, $2,971.14 monthly (after 14 months eligible JCO service)