how is working as a TDCJ correctional officer?

what unit you work at and how is it?

what do you do all day and is it easy

are all the guards young, tall and strong?

FYI- i am male and am short 5'3

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has over 100 prison units throughout the State and employs approximately 25,000 Correctional Officers. If you want a good paying job with benefits, stability, promotion opportunities and the chance to perform challenging and important work, a Correctional Officer position may be for you. With so many units around the State, you will have a good chance of working in the area of your choice.

    Correctional Officer Eligibility Criteria

    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 TDCJ Correctional Officer.

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    You must be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien authorized to work in the U.S.

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    You must be at least 18 years old.

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    You must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited senior high school or equivalent, or a state or military-issued General Education Development (GED) certificate. View information about foreign education credentials.

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    You must not be on active duty in the military, unless on terminal leave.

    (Applicants may screen if they are within 6 months of eligibility.)

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    You must not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.

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    You must never have been convicted of a felony. Additional information.

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    You must never have been convicted of a drug-related offense. Additional information.

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    You must never have been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence. Additional information.

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    You cannot have had a Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past 10 years. Additional information.

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    You cannot have had a Class B misdemeanor conviction within the past 5 years. Additional information.

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    You cannot be on probation for any criminal offense.

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    You cannot have any criminal charges pending or have an outstanding warrant.

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    You must be able to perform the essential functions of a Correctional Officer, with or without reasonable accommodation. For a complete job description, click CO-I, CO-II, CO-III, CO-IV and CO-V.

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    You must pass the TDCJ Pre-Employment Test. Answer sample test questions.

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    You must pass the TDCJ Drug Test

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    Male applicants, age 18 through 25, must provide proof of Selective Service registration or exemption from Selective Service registration. If you are not registered, you may register by clicking the following link: https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

  • 4 years ago

    Why could you desire this sort of low-existence task. The handiest individuals that turn out to be law enforcement officials and jail guards are the losers who can not get different jobs. Or probably they have been on welfare and compelled to take this type of task. All those men have been the misfits in prime tuition and now they prefer being the massive sh** to men that don't seem to be allowed to protect themselves. Besides, do you have compatibility the invoice? You have to be quick, fats, bald, a dirtbag without a peers, and love unfastened junk meals - specifically fatty donuts.

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