Correctional Officers Wanted - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/29/04

Correctional Officers Wanted

If you're looking for a new job, you may want to try one behind bars. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is looking for new correctional officers. The jobs are expected to generate $1 million for the Lubbock economy. TDCJ is expanding the John Montford unit and is looking to hire 50 additional officers. The officers may also be needed at other prisons throughout West Texas.

If you're interested, you can attend a hiring seminar on Thursday, July 1st at 7 p.m. It's at the Lubbock Civic Center. The seminar usually last one hour.

A recruiter will be on hand to explain the current pay plan, outline the agency’s employee benefits and retirement program, provide information on job duties, and to answer questions. Currently, beginning correctional officer pay starts at $1,716 per month and progresses at intervals to $2,589 after 96 months of service within the correctional officer classification. A retirement program option is available as early as age 50 (with 20 years service).

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.

For more information, call the TDCJ at (512) 463-2050 or ( click here ).

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