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I.C.E. Careers

The graduates use USAJOBs, they should develop a filtered search for “Homeland Security Investigations” and “1811”   We have two special agent GS-1811 entry level announcements coming out very soon.  One will be open to all candidates and one will be open only to females.  We are trying to hire roughly 600 new agents nationwide.  They can also check our website:  https://www.ice.gov/careers


DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event


– Spread the Word!

Over the last few weeks, the Department hosted webinars to provide information on DHS career opportunities, effective resume writing, and navigating USAJOBS. DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

As part of this focus, DHS will host a DHS law enforcement recruitment and hiring event (see details below) to fill hundreds of mission critical positions in law enforcement, such as criminal investigators, deportation officers, Customs and Border Protection Officers, Border Patrol Agents, special agents, physical security specialists, and police officers. We will also be filling other critical positions such as emergency management specialists and intelligence analysts.

Participating DHS Components include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, United States Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.

When:             June 26, 2018, 12–8 p.m. (local time)

June 27, 2018, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (local time)

Where:            Arlington Convention Center

1200 Ballpark Way

Arlington, TX 76011

We will hold a variety of career workshops, panels, and exhibits during the event, where participants can learn more about the Department, its mission, and Components. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with hiring managers and recruiters and, if qualified, interview for open positions. Attendees should bring their resume and any additional applicable documents (veterans’ DD-214, transcripts, etc.). Note: attendees assume all travel and accommodation expenses.

Please spread the word with your family, friends, and professional networks. To learn more, visit www.dhs.gov/recruitment.

For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit www.dhs.gov/careers.




Probation Officer Opening




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.**

We thank you for your interest in employment and career opportunities with the Texas Department of Public Safety!

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 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officer

Go to https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us to open links

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.

Take a sample test.

View Correctional Officer Salary.

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.

Please Note:

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.




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.