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Required Documents for Parole Officer Applicants

Applications will not be processed without the required documents. Documents in the application must be photocopies and will become a permanent part of the application. Do not include originals. Parole Officer applicants must complete the State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application Supplement and the Statement of Availability, PERS-282c.

  1. Include a copy of your current Driver's License with a photograph and/or date of birth, sex, height, eye color and address. Temporary permits and/or receipts are not acceptable without the license with photograph. (See Notes 1 and 2, below.)

  2. Include a copy of your Social Security Card. This must be a copy of the original card issued by the Social Security Office. The following are not acceptable: metal or other reproductions; altered cards; laminated cards that were not signed before lamination; laminated cards that have the statement, “This card is invalid if laminated” on the back and cards that contain the statement, "Not valid for employment purposes.”

  3. A copy of an official transcript that documents the highest level of education completed should be attached to your application. (See Note 3, below.)

  4. A copy of the DD Form 214 you were issued for the final period of active duty, if you served in the U.S. Military. This must be a complete Member 4 copy or other copy, which includes the type of discharge. If you are on terminal leave from active duty, attach a letter from your commander indicating the date of discharge and type of discharge. The DD Form 214 must be submitted after the discharge date. If you no longer have your copy of your DD Form 214, you may request a copy on-line at:

  5. If you are a male, age 18 through 25, you must provide a copy of your Selective Service Registration Card or proof of exemption from Selective Service registration. If your card is not available, you may obtain proof of registration from the Internet and submit a printed copy of this proof. You may obtain proof of registration or register at the following address:

  6. A disposition for each item reported in questions 13, 14 and 15. A disposition is a statement of the charge, date and the results of the case. If the charge was dismissed, the disposition must state the reason for dismissal. Dispositions can normally be obtained from the clerk of the court having jurisdiction over the case.


  1. Your original Driver’s License and Social Security Card may be used to verify your identity and eligibility for employment in the U.S. Both will be immediately returned to you. Verification of eligibility for employment in the U.S. is required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

  2. If you do not have a driver’s license, any of the following documents are acceptable: State-issued ID Card; U.S. Military ID Card; School ID Card with photograph; ID Card issued by a federal, state, or local government agency; Voter Registration Card; U.S. Passport; Unexpired Foreign Passport with Employment Authorization; or, Alien Registration Card with photograph.

  3. Foreign/International diplomas or education credentials must be evaluated by a TDCJ-approved evaluation service or a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). As an alternative, applicants for positions that require only a high school diploma may obtain a GED certificate.

View Parole Officer Salary schedule and Eligibility Criteria.

Page updated: 08/24/2017