TDCJ Employment Application Forms
Applicants seeking initial or re-employment with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice must complete both the State of Texas Application for Employment and the TDCJ Employment Application Supplement. Correctional Officer/Parole Officer Applicants must also complete the Statement of Availability, PERS-282b or PERS-282c. Required forms can be downloaded by selecting one of the buttons below.
Current TDCJ Employees
Current TDCJ employees seeking promotions or transfers must complete the State of Texas Application for Employment and the TDCJ Employment Application Supplement for Agency Applicants. Required forms can be downloaded by selecting one of the buttons below.
- Please Note: Microsoft® Word 97 or a higher is required to use the MS Word® version of the forms.
- To view, complete and print the PDF version of the application forms, you will need Adobe Reader, which is a free download from the Adobe Website.
Please read our statement on Employment Application Falsification prior to submitting your application.
Verification of Employment Eligibility
Verification of eligibility for employment in the U.S. is required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. See page 9 of the Instructions for Employment Eligibility Verification for a complete list of acceptable documents for eligibility verification. Verification of employment eligibility will be completed on your first day of employment.
Download individual forms in Microsoft Word and PDF formats from links provided below.
|State of Texas Application for Employment, PERS 283||PERS 283 (Word)||PERS 283 (PDF)|
|State of Texas Application for Employment, PERS 283 - Microsoft Word Template. Please read this first.||PERS 283 (Word Template)|
|Additional Employment History Form||Employment History (Word)||Employment History (PDF)|
|TDCJ Employment Application Supplement for Agency Employees, PERS 598||PERS 598 (Word)||PERS-598 (PDF)|
|TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, PERS 282||PERS 282 (Word)||PERS-282 (PDF)|
|Additional Offender Information, PERS-282a||PERS 282a (Word)||PERS 282a (PDF)|
|Statement of Availability for Correctional Officers, PERS-282b||PERS 282b (Word)||PERS 282b (PDF)|
|Statement of Availability for Parole Officers, PERS-282c||PERS 282c (Word)||PERS 282c (PDF)|
If you served in the U.S. military, you will be required to provide a copy of your DD Form 214 (Report of Separation). This must be the Member 4 copy or other copy that contains the type of discharge you received.
Selective Service Registration
If you are a male, age 18 through 25, you must provide a copy of your Selective Service Registration Card or other proof of registration or proof that you are exempt from registration. Register and/or get immediate proof of registration on-line.
Foreign Education Credentials
Foreign education credentials must be evaluated by an acceptable foreign education credential evaluation service and the results must be submitted with your employment application. View information about foreign education credentials.
Page updated: 10/24/2017