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TJJD - Juvenile Correctional Officer III-V - Recreation - (MCL) - 27052 TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT Occupation: Correctional Officers and Jailers
Location: MART, TX - 76664 Positions available: 1
Job #: 15580170 Work At Home option: Not Specified
Updated: 9/25/2022 Expires: 12/16/2023
Source: WorkInTexas Site: WorkInTexas Agency Job ID: 00027052

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Complete a State of Texas Application for Employment and the following additional forms (available at

TJJD Employment Application Supplement (HR-003)

Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form (HR-028)

Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Authorization to Release Information (HR-074)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays in your consideration for this position.

Apply Online at and attach to the application the above additional forms along with copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).

Apply through Work-In-Texas at You will also need to complete and attach to the application the supplemental questions/forms indicated above along with a copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214). The additional forms are available at: and can be submitted via email to:

Apply via Email to Send completed application, supplemental questions/forms, and copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).


Your job application must be completely filled out and include all employment, do not limit employment to the past 10-15 years. Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment (month year), supervisors name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week. If any of this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.


State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at Benefits include: Retirement plan, paid group health life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program. Optional add-on benefits include: Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary ADD Insurance, Dependent Health Life insurance, Health Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc. Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.


Provides supervision and direct care for youth in a residential correctional facility. Works to help youth to achieve progress in learning and applying methods to identify and manage reactions to stress and trauma and react in more socially appropriate ways. Uses appropriate intervention methods in response to behavioral issues that seeks to aid in learning and correcting behavior. Maintains a consistent effort to ensure safe environments and employs security measures when youth, staff, or others are in danger. Interacts and engages with youth in ways that both maintain appropriate structure and exercise understanding of brain development in youth with complex trauma. Maintains healthy relationships and boundaries with youth and consistently recognizes progress and good choices made by youth.

Work involves planning, coordinating, leading, and supervising the facilitys recreation program activities, facilitating youth rehabilitation, supervising youth, and coaching their personal development in accordance with individualized treatment plans. Collaborates with the facilitys administrators, program management, and other recreation program JCOs to design and implement the facilitys recreation activities as part of the agencys rehabilitation strategy.

When not performing primary duties relating to recreation activities, the JCO is assigned to other duty stations to assist with facility coverage and supervision of daily activities related to juvenile rehabilitation. Works assigned shift, is subject to being on-call, and may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per workweek. Occasional travel is required to supervise off-campus recreational activities.

Career Ladder Promotion Opportunity: This position is in the approved TJJD career ladder for Juvenile Correctional Officers. Personnel in this career ladder have the working title of Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) - Recreation. JCOs receive career ladder salary adjustments upon meeting established eligibility criteria per agency policy (PRS.15.08) until they reach the top level of the ladder. Placement on the career ladder is dependent upon experience and education. Progression to the highest pay level on the career ladder is dependent upon experience and performance.

Pre-Service Training Academy Requirement: Newly hired JCOs or rehired JCOs who have been separated more than 18 months will be required to attend the pre-service training academy and complete on-the-job training on a full-time basis. JCOs who have worked for TJJD and return to employment within 18 months of their separation date are not required to attend the pre-service academy and will be placed in full-time status on their date of employment.

Levels of Work Performed by Career Ladder Level:

Juvenile Correctional Officer III - Recreation: Performs moderately complex (journey-level) work under general supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Juvenile Correctional Officer IV - Recreation: Performs complex (journey-level) work under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Juvenile Correctional Officer V - Recreation: Performs highly complex (senior-level) work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Plans, coordinates, leads, and supervises youth recreation activities; assists in planning, developing, coordinating, and scheduling a variety of special and seasonal recreational activities; ensures events start/end as scheduled and all appropriate equipment is available and ready for use.

Provides instructions, explanations, and enforces all recreation activity rules, regulations, procedures, and safety guidelines.

Supervises youth throughout the movement to/from recreational activities; ensures security and cleanliness of state vehicle(s); and ensures adherence to and compliance with all agency policies and procedures, and state/federal laws for operating a motor vehicle.

Engages in competency-based training in the techniques and capabilities needed to coach youth under the Texas Model of trauma-informed corrections.

Holds youth accountable in ways that fit the level of behavior, seeking to help youth to learn socially acceptable responses and approaches.

Uses good judgment in determining when safety is at risk and higher levels of intervention are required.

Helps youth to identify their responses to stress, fear, and other triggers and works with the youth to learn ways to increase emotional self-regulation skills.

Practices and models appropriate self-regulation skills and is able to remain calm during times of stress and crisis.

Gain a basic knowledge of each youths treatment plan and provide support in learning the skills needed to meet those goals.

Coaches youth on how to resolve conflict with other youth and staff as appropriate.

Participates in the Youth Service Team and provides input into each youths treatment plan; and is a responsible and supportive team member, who understands that an effective team is composed of reliable people who provide backup and support for their fellow team members and the facility as a whole.

Provides for a predictable schedule for youth that is transparent to them and provides warnings and prompts for all movements and transitions; and exercises independent judgment when the need arises to alter a schedule (while still maintaining transparency and warnings).

Implements and monitors youth activities, programs, and behaviors on an individual and group basis, to ensure healthy youth engagement and to provide appropriate role modeling for all youth.

Observes and keeps staff informed daily of significant behavioral and treatment-related conditions and events known about a youth and/or the group.

Provides services to potentially aggressive/combative youth in a correctional setting with a wide variety of temperaments (volatile, mentally ill, suicidal) and specialized needs (chemically dependent, sexual offenders, emotionally disturbed, etc.).

Physically restrains and secures, if necessary, sometimes aggressive youth and participates in follow up debriefing conversations to assess the relationship and determine alternative strategies to avoid future physical restraints.

Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and protect the safety of all youth.

Conducts searches for contraband and health/safety hazards; performs room, property pat, and strip searches of youth as required.

Supervises assigned youth during all of their daily activities, including on the dorm, at school, during meals, and other activities; manages all movements between activities; conducts periodic headcounts; ensures youth engage in required activities; and transfers and transports youth, on foot, in vehicles, and other forms of transportation.

Maintains privacy and follows all policies, regulation, and laws in regards to youth records.

Completes and maintains required records, files, and forms in a timely and accurate way.

Ensures that youth are protected from any racial, ethnic, or gender-specific disparities.

Performs a variety of related duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

Performs all duties in compliance with agency safety policies and procedures:

Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.

Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested time frames.

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.



Must be at least 23 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.


Must have a current valid Driver License.

Must meet one of the following:

be a current Juvenile Correctional Officer III or higher with a minimum 15 months of JCO experience; or

have a bachelors degree in criminal justice, behavioral science, kinesiology, physical education or a related field; or

have two years of active military service, with at least one year in a supervisory capacity as an E-5 or above.

Experience and Education Substitutions:

Two years of full-time wage earning experience may substitute for high school diploma or equivalent. Qualifying experience includes supervising or providing rehabilitation/treatment services to youth or adults in a treatment program, correctional program, or a residential setting (e.g. correctional officer, juvenile detention officer, case manager, counselor, probation officer, or parole officer).

Applicants with the following will not be considered:

Convicted or received deferred adjudication for any felony.

Convicted or received deferred adjudication for domestic violence involving a family member (including non-spouse partners).

Convicted or received deferred adjudication for official oppression.

Current requirement to register as a sex offender.

Arrested for a disqualifying offense that was not expunged before the statute of limitations expired.

Outstanding warrant.

Applicants with other arrests, deferred adjudications, and convictions may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine suitability for employment.

Pre-employment conditions require acceptable results from mandatory:

pre-employment drug test;

finger printing, criminal records check, and driving record check;

Fitness-for-Duty Assessment which may include both physical and behavior evaluations.


Experience leading group sports for adolescents. Verifiable documented volunteer experience involving such activities will be considered experience for meeting this preference.

Bachelors degree with major course work in criminal justice, behavioral science, kinesiology, or a related field.

Experience as a Juvenile Correctional Officer.

Note: Any degree, diploma, high school equivalent, or course hours required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtained from an accredited educational institution. Experience requirements may be satisfied by the prorated part-time equivalent.

Requirements for Continued Employment:

Obtain and maintain certification in TJJDs Use of Force techniques, which requires physical restraint of juveniles.

Obtain and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.

Successfully complete a defensive driving course approved by the Texas Education Agency or driving safety course offered by the State Office of Risk Management within 90 days after employment in the position or have completed such a course within three years prior to employment in the position.

Failure to maintain required licensure/certification will result in termination of employment.

This position is subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.


The following physical demands and working conditions are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

Ability to see

Identify colors

Depth perception

Operate motor equipment

Ability to hear (with or without aid)

Ability to perform tactile discernment

Restraining combative youth

Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. over

Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. over



Repeated bending

Reaching above shoulder

Manual/finger dexterity

Dual simultaneous grasping








Climbing ladders

Climbing stairs


Knowledge of:

Safety and security procedures and practices.

General counseling and guidance techniques with adolescents.

Facility rules and regulations.

Individual and group behavior.

Child development and the role of the family.

Causes of juvenile delinquency and current methods of juvenile offender treatment.

Rules and methods of implementing a wide range of recreational/competitive activities, such as, sports, games, arts, crafts, and hobbies.

Skill in:

And willingness to physically restrain youth in the appropriate manner.

Maintaining order and discipline, and act quickly in emergencies.

Maintaining written files and records.

Verbal and written communications.

Ability to:

Plan, schedule, and oversee recreational activities and oversee the maintenance of recreational and athletic equipment and facilities.

Remain calm and regulate ones own behavior while helping to serve as a role model for youth who are learning to self-regulate their own behavior.

Maintain healthy and engaging relationships with youth while maintaining appropriate boundaries important for healthy development.

Work with youth in an empathetic and understanding manner with sustained positive interactions.

Communicate effectively with youth to foster youth cooperation in the treatment process.

Plan and implement youth programs.

Facilitate group discussions and activities.

Set limits on youth behaviors when appropriate in a consistent, firm and fair manner.

Intervene and redirect behavior.

Appropriately respond to abusive language and behavior in a manner consistent with instructions received in training.

Remain alert, observant, and physically able to respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies including, but not limited to, physical restraint of youth.

Learn verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques and emergency treatment procedures.

Maintain order and discipline.

Physically restrain youth when necessary in a manner consistent with instructions received in training.

Explain the progress of the youth to their family members and other treatment staff.

Interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Accept and adapt to changes in assignments, methods, policies, etc.

Work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.

Prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

Plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; and meet deadlines.

Process information logically, make decisions, and demonstrate the soundness of those decisions.

Document observations and incidents and maintain written files and records.

Transport youth and travel as necessary.

Work a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and be on-call.

Work in excess of 40 hours per workweek, and travel, when required.

Transport youth and travel as necessary.


In order to receive veterans preference, a copy of your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disability rating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attached to your application.

Go to,, or for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditors Office at Criminal Justice MOS Codes.


If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls. If you submitted your application through the CAPPS Career Center (, you may also check the status of your application by accessing your profile and selecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions.

Thank you for considering employment with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.


The Texas Juvenile Justice Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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Location/Work Site Information
Address: 116 BURLESON RD, MART, TX 76664

Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: $3,472.80 - $4,336.45 Month Not Applicable Benefits Provided: Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular Special Category: Not a Special Category
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This section shows the number of job openings advertised online in McLennan County, TX for Correctional Officers and Jailers and for the related occupational group of Protective Service Occupations on February 6, 2023 (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).
There were 6 job openings advertised online in McLennan County, TX for Correctional Officers and Jailers on February 6, 2023. There are also 60 job openings advertised online for the related occupation group of Protective Service Occupations in McLennan County, TX on February 6, 2023.
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