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Juvenile Probation Officer I

Applications are being accepted for a Juvenile Probation Officer I position with Randall County Juvenile Services. This position may require some nights, weekends and holidays. Submission to a

drug test, psychological exam, and background check is required.

Randall County is an E.O.E.


This position involves supervision and case management of juvenile offenders, requiring critical investigation and analysis of juveniles and the special circumstances of each individual case, using

the skills of specialization and the spirit of cooperation, in order to make appropriate recommendations for the protection of the community and the rehabilitation of the child.


• Bachelor’s degree in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology, sociology, or other field of instruction approved by the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

• One year of casework, counseling, or community or group work (Eighteen hours of post - graduate credit hours earned in a behavioral science field may substitute for experience.)

• At least 21 years of age

 Essential duties and responsibilities:

• Compile detailed social investigations on all referrals

• Make appropriate detention and disposition recommendations

• Participate in case and departmental staff meetings

• Prepare detailed and accurate court documents

• Conduct timely home visits, school checks, curfew check and other appropriate contacts

• Oversee child’s compliance with court orders or agreed supervision

• Make appropriate referrals for children, including placement when necessary

• Maintain up-to-date case files and chronological entries

• Apprehend and transport juvenile offenders

Ability to:

• Effectively control hostile situations and persons

• Assess family problems and needs and develop appropriate plans to address them

• Relate to and supervise detention and residential operations during emergency or on-call situations Licenses or Certificates:

• Current Texas driver’s license (and insurable)

• CPR/First Aid and approved restraint certification (or ability to become certified)

• Juvenile probation officer certification (or ability to become certified)


Salary: Beginning salary $45,726.33 depending upon qualifications and experience, plus full county benefits which include

health plan, dental plan, vision plan, holiday, vacation and sick leave, etc.

Applications may be picked up at the Randall Co. Human Resources Office, 501 16 th St, Ste. 302, in Canyon or the Youth Center of the High Plains (YCHP), 9300 S. Georgia St., in Amarillo. Or simply

go to www.randallcounty.com and click on job opportunities to download application. Complete and return with a letter of interest and updated resume as an email attachment to heathergrant@rcjj.org


Residential Staff Position


Heartlight is a residential counseling center and boarding school for struggling teens aged 13 to 18 located on 150 acres in the beautiful piney woods outside of Longview, Texas. Heartlight has been in operation for close to 40 years and maintains its mission--bringing help and hope to parents and teens.

Heartlight hires men and women aged 21 to 30 from across the country to serve as residential staff. Specifically, we are looking for mature Christian adults who can model a godly lifestyle both on and off "the clock," maintain strong relationships, effectively approach and process conflict, and have healthy copying skills for working through issues both internally and externally. Make no mistake, this is NOT an easy calling, but it's one that can make a powerful difference both in the lives of the teens the staff works with, as well as in the residential staff person themselves.
This is a paid position. The total compensation package is approximately $30,000, which includes monthly salary (starting at over $1,300/month), free room & board, paid health and dental insurance. Also, if a residential staff member decides to stay beyond the one-year commitment we ask of our residental staff, that person qualifies to be part of Heartlight's 401(k) retirement program where Heartlight will match up to 4% of what the staff invests.
Residential staff live with two or three other single staff and up to eight teens, who will be under the residential staff's supervision and oversight in a family housing setting. Work schedules are five days on, two days off each week.
Staff are expected to supervise the residents, participate in program events, manage the pharmadeutical and medical needs of the residents, be a positive influence on all around, and maintain a clean living environment for other staff and residents int he home. 
For more specific information about our residential staff position and how to apply go to https://ayearintexas.com.
Texas Department of Public Safety's career opportunity

 The Texas Department of Public Safety only accepts online applications. To submit your application for employment, select the job opening of interest, then select ”Apply“. Complete your on-line applicant profile and the State of Texas Application for Employment.

It is important that your application be complete and thorough. In order to facilitate review of your qualifications, please include all information requested, e.g. education, experience, previous compensation, reasons for leaving, and other information - do not leave any field blank. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. This system also allows you to attach supporting documents such as transcripts, certifications and/or licensure, and any other required documents with your application. Notifications are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS, including criminal history record checks, previous employment verifications, and personal references are conducted on ALL prospective employees. Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will be cause for immediate rejection. Background investigations also include personal contact with you by a Background Investigator. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age to work for Texas DPS; some positions may have other age requirements. Proof of US Citizenship is a requirement for employment with Texas DPS. A certified copy of your birth certificate or naturalization certificate will satisfy this requirement. DPS also utilizes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) E-Verify system to verify identity and employment eligibility of each newly hired employee.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, age or disability.

**Please note: Current Texas DPS employees are required to notify their supervisor when applying for other DPS positions.**

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 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officer

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If you meet the basic eligibility criteria, you will need to schedule Correctional Officer pre-employment testing. This test consists of a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. It has five parts: Memory and Observation, Situational Reasoning, Reading Comprehension/Deductive Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Arithmetic. If you require special devices or extra time to take the test, notify us in advance. Call (936) 437-4098. If you pass the test, you will be interviewed. The test and interview process will take 3 to 8 hours, depending on the time of your interview.

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To schedule the test, select Schedule CO Pre-employment Test from this page. Choose the location and date that is most convenient. Complete the on-line form and select the Submit Form button to schedule your test and interview. After submitting the referral form, a page will open that provides driving directions and specific information for the test site selected.

Do not mail your application! You will need to bring your completed State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, and all required documents to your scheduled appointment.

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You must bring all required documents to your scheduled CO pre-employment testing appointment.

All application forms may be downloaded from our website or you may pick up the forms at your local Texas Workforce Solutions office.

For additional information, see TDCJ Corrections as a Career.