Juvenile Correctional Officer VI
Texas Juvenile Justice Department 47 reviews - Mart, TX

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Performs highly advanced (senior-level) work overseeing correctional staff who provide direct care to juveniles in a correctional residential facility or halfway house. Work involves overseeing the daily operations of an assigned area and is responsible for monitoring on-the-job (OJT) training of staff to ensure all their training needs are met. Provides training, coaching and mentoring of skills related to the agency’s rehabilitation program. Analyzes performance data and monitors progress toward achieving facility goals such as the reduction of facility incidents, staff and youth injury rates, and staff turnover. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others and conducts performance evaluations. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, will work as assigned and is subject to work overtime and be on call. Serves as the On Duty Supervisor.

High School diploma or equivalent.


Four (4) 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.

Two (2) years of supervisory or lead experience.

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 juveniles.

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

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

2. Ability to utilize and model problem solving skills.

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

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

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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