Juvenile Correctional Officer V
Texas Juvenile Justice Department 43 reviews - Gainesville, TX

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Performs advanced (senior-level) work overseeing correctional staff who provide direct care to juveniles in a correctional residential facility or halfway house. Provides direct care of youth and has oversight of the daily operations of an assigned area. Involves supervising the youth’s daily activities and will include security work, conducting youth programs, and counseling. Works in the capacity of a lead JCO by assisting the JCO VI with staff development, scheduling, on-the-job training and performance evaluations for JCO staff. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and will work as assigned and is subject to work overtime and be on call.

High School diploma or equivalent.


Two (2) years full-time wage earning experience that may be a combination of the following:

  • Combined TJJD or TYC youth care (e.g., JCO, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Case Manager, Educators, etc.) experience; or
  • youth or adult care experience in a correctional, mental health, or detention program; or
  • military experience in a supervisory capacity as an E-5 or above.
JCO Pay Program:
Please contact your local Human Resource Office for details.

Any diploma(s), GED’s, semester hours, or degree(s) required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtained from an accredited education institution.

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 .

Must pass and maintain certification in TJJD‘s Use of Force techniques, which requires physical restraint of youth.

Must pass and maintain a valid Class C and/or Commerical Driver License, with an acceptable driving record check as set forth in PRS 43.13.

1. Ability to communicate and work effectively with youth, co-workers, and supervisors.

2. Ability to utilize and model problem solving skills.

3. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, understands and follows verbal/written instructions.

4. Ability to organize work loads and set priorities to carry out assigned tasks in a timely manner.

5. Ability to maintain accurate records and files.

6. Ability to work overtime and different shift patterns.

7. Ability to maintain orders; discipline fairly, remain calm, and analyze situations quickly and take effective actions.

8. Ability to learn, understand and demonstrate good judgment following TJJD policies, rules, and procedures.

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