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Travel / Re: American, US Based, And US Aspirant Derailer Thread by Dremca(m): 3:38pm On Aug 22, 2018
How are Nigerians over there viewed in terms of trust considering the bad image Nigerian cyber criminals portray in the global space.
radautoworks:


No, quite the opposite. If you act 'akata', it's more likely to happen. People who encounter me would not come at me that way. They usually relate to be in awe because I make it clear Africa is more like Wakanda than what they see so they better respect it. Even with the lion questions, it's more of an awe thing.

One thing I get a lot is "I'm glad I met you before other Nigerians if not I wouldn't have believed y'all were so educated/cultured". You realise we have seen a lot more of the world than the typical American and we are way more traveled than they are right? Most have never even left their home state and know nothing about the world outside!

My best friend of 20 years works for the tdcj with a lot of Nigerians and says if she didn't know me first, she would hate all of us due to the behaviour they display.

Again, it's in how you carry yourself. I can't stand some of our people who walk around all loud on the phone, throwing their feet talking about their mercedes-benz in the middle of the Damn bank at full volume (they know who they are). Just loud for no reason. Or constantly flashing wads of cash. Those are the ones that get racially profiled.

Be professional, embrace your accent with all the royalty and history it represents and NEVER be ashamed to be Nigerian. If you are truly proud, the white people especially are intimidated.
Travel / Re: American, US Based, And US Aspirant Derailer Thread by radautoworks: 3:30pm On Aug 22, 2018
Dremca:
Have you been racially abuse because of your skin colour in white majority area.

No, quite the opposite. If you act 'akata', it's more likely to happen. People who encounter me would not come at me that way. They usually relate to be in awe because I make it clear Africa is more like Wakanda than what they see so they better respect it. Even with the lion questions, it's more of an awe thing.

One thing I get a lot is "I'm glad I met you before other Nigerians if not I wouldn't have believed y'all were so educated/cultured". You realise we have seen a lot more of the world than the typical American and we are way more traveled than they are right? Most have never even left their home state and know nothing about the world outside!

My best friend of 20 years works for the tdcj with a lot of Nigerians and says if she didn't know me first, she would hate all of us due to the behaviour they display.

Again, it's in how you carry yourself. I can't stand some of our people who walk around all loud on the phone, throwing their feet talking about their mercedes-benz in the middle of the Damn bank at full volume (they know who they are). Just loud for no reason. Or constantly flashing wads of cash. Those are the ones that get racially profiled.

Be professional, embrace your accent with all the royalty and history it represents and NEVER be ashamed to be Nigerian. If you are truly proud, the white people especially are intimidated.

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Crime / The Woman Who Watched 300 Executions In Texas by dapelua(m): 3:33am On May 14, 2018
Texas has executed far more people than any other US state, and one former employee of the state has watched hundreds of executions unfold. She speaks to Ben Dirs about the profound effect that had on her.
It is 18 years since Michelle Lyons watched Ricky McGinn die. But it still makes her cry.
When she least expects it, she'll see McGinn's mother, in her Sunday best, her hands pressed against the glass of the death chamber. Dressed to the nines to watch her son get executed. Some farewell party.
For 12 years - first as a newspaper reporter, then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (tdcj) - it was part of Lyons' job to witness every execution carried out by the state.
Between 2000 and 2012, Lyons saw almost 300 men and women die on the gurney, violent lives being brought to a peaceful conclusion, two needles trumping the damage done.
Lyons witnessed her first execution when she was 22. After seeing Javier Cruz die, she wrote in her journal: "I was completely fine with it. Am I supposed to be upset?"
She thought her sympathy was best set aside for more worthy causes, such as the two elderly men Cruz bludgeoned to death with a hammer.
"Witnessing executions was just part of my job," says Lyons, whose cathartic memoir, Death Row: The Final Minutes, has just been published.
"I was pro-death penalty, I thought it was the most appropriate punishment for certain crimes. And because I was young and bold, everything was black and white.
"If I had started exploring how the executions made me feel while I was seeing them, gave too much thought to the emotions that were in play, how would I have been able to go back into that room, month after month, year after year?"
Since 1924, every execution in the state has taken place in the small east Texas city of Huntsville. There are seven prisons in Huntsville, including the Walls Unit, an imposing Victorian building which houses the death chamber.
In 1972, the Supreme Court suspended the death penalty on the grounds that it was a cruel and unusual punishment but within months some states were rewriting statutes to reinstate it.
Texas brought it back less than two years later and soon adopted lethal injection as its new means of execution. In 1982, Charlie Brooks was the first offender to be put to death by needles.
Crime makes Huntsville honest, and has earned it a reputation as the "capital punishment capital of the world". Certain journalists, usually from Europe, have written of the pervasive sense of death in the town, but they clearly arrived armed with an agenda.
Huntsville is a neat little place, set amid the beautiful Piney Woods, on the buckle of the Bible Belt. There are churches everywhere, the locals are polite, and you could spend a few days in the city without ever knowing it was where bad folk met their maker.
Whatever you imagine an execution witness to be like, Lyons isn't it. Over beers in Time Out Sports Bar - the sort of dive you might see on a documentary about a shooting in small-town America - Lyons speaks 19 to the dozen about any subject you fancy. Smart, cultured, and possessing a rapid-fire wit, she makes a mockery of that lazy British stereotype about Americans not doing irony. With Lyons, you bring your A game or get buried.
But when the conversation turns to the things she saw in the death chamber, sass gives way to vulnerability and it's not difficult to detect the toll it took.
In 2000, Texas carried out 40 executions, a record for the most in a single year by an individual state, and almost as many as the rest of United States combined.
Lyons, in her role as a prison reporter for The Huntsville Item, witnessed 38 of them. But her apparent nonchalance, which manifested itself in blithe entries in her journal, was merely a short-term coping mechanism.
"When I look at my execution notes now, I can see that things bothered me. But any misgivings I had, I shoved into a suitcase in my mind, which I kicked into a corner. It was the numbness that preserved me and kept me going."
Reading those early journal entries, it's the mundanities that jump out at you. Carl Heiselbetz Jr, who murdered a mother and her daughter, was still wearing his glasses on the gurney.
Betty Lou Beets, who buried husbands in her garden as if they were dead pets, had tiny little feet. Thomas Mason, who murdered his wife's mother and grandmother, looked like Lyons' grandfather.
The Americans volunteering to watch executions
"Watching the final moments of someone's life and their soul leaving their body never becomes mundane or normal. But Texas was executing offenders with such frequency that it had perfected it and removed the theatre."
That is not to say Lyons took her job lightly. And when she joined tdcj's public information office in 2001, her duties became more onerous. Now, Lyons wasn't only telling the people of Huntsville, she was telling the rest of the United States - and the world - what went on in the Texas death chamber.
Lyons described the procedure as like watching someone going to sleep, which was a great disappointment to some victims' loved ones, who thought "Old Sparky" - the electric chair, by which 361 offenders were put to death between 1924 and 1964 - put on a better show than the less theatrical lethal injection.
But she also had to relay the desperate pleas for forgiveness, the anguished apologies and outlandish claims of innocence, as well as Biblical passages, quotes from rock songs, even the occasional joke (in 2000, Billy Hughes went out with, "If I'm paying my debt to society, I am due a rebate and a refund"wink. Rarely did Lyons hear anger, and only once did she hear an inmate sobbing.
She heard the sounds of offenders' last breaths - a cough, or a gasp, or a rattle - as the drugs did their work and their lungs collapsed, pushing the air out like a set of bellows. And after the inmate had died, she watched them turn purple.
Lyons received letters and emails from all over the world, from people condemning her for taking part in "state sponsored murder". Sometimes she wrote back, angrily telling them to keep their noses out of Texas' business.
Is the death penalty dying out in the US?
"Pretty much the whole world beyond America thought it was weird that we were still putting people to death. European journalists would often use the word 'killing' instead of 'executing'. They thought we were murdering people."
There were occasional circuses, such as when Gary Graham was put to death in 2000 and the world's media descended on Huntsville, along with Jesse Jackson, Bianca Jagger, the New Black Panthers, toting AK-47s, and the Ku Klux Klan, in full regalia.
Graham robbed 13 different victims in less than a week, pistol-whipped two of them, shot one in the neck and struck another with the car he was stealing from him. The final victim in his spree was kidnapped, robbed and raped.
None of this is disputed, because Graham pleaded guilty to the charges. However, he denied committing a murder at the start of his rampage. Lyons thought there were more deserving poster boys for the anti-death penalty movement.
But sometimes, an offender's last moments were witnessed by a few prison staff and a sole journalist from the Associated Press.
As the drugs started flowing, there were no loved ones, either of the offender or his victims, to see him die. Even the local newspaper might not send a reporter. The state was carrying out the ultimate bureaucratic act on their doorstep and most of the citizens of Huntsville had no idea it was happening.
A condemned man or woman might be on death row for decades, so Lyons got to know some of them well, including serial killers, child murderers and rapists. Not all of them were monsters, and she came to like a few of them, and she even thought they might have been friends, had they met in the free world.
After Napoleon Beazley, who was only 17 when he murdered the father of a federal judge, was executed in 2002, Lyons cried all the way home.
"Not only did I get the sense that Napoleon wouldn't have been in any more trouble, I thought he could have been a productive member of society.
"I was rooting for him to win his appeals, but felt guilty about feeling that way. It was a heinous crime, and had I been the victim's family, I'd have absolutely wanted Napoleon to be executed. Did I have any right to feel sympathy for Napoleon, when Napoleon hadn't taken anything from me?"
But it was when Lyons became pregnant in 2004 that ambivalence began to set in and the mask began to slip.
"Executions ceased to be an abstract concept and became deeply personal. I started to worry that my baby could hear the inmates' last words, their pitiful apologies, their desperate claims of innocence, their sputtering and snoring.
"When I had my daughter, executions became things I dreaded. Usually, any emotion would come from the inmate's witness room, because while the victim's family had had a long time to process their loss, the inmate's family were watching a loved one die. They were just setting out on a long, hard road.
"I had a baby at home that I would do anything for, and these women were watching their babies die. I'd hear moms sobbing, yelling, pounding the glass, kicking the wall.
"I'd be standing in the witness room thinking: 'There are no winners, everybody is being screwed over'. Executions were just sad situations all round. And I had to witness all that sadness, over and over again."
Lyons soldiered on for another seven years, watching inmate after inmate walk to their death with an unsettling docility, until a bitter divorce from tdcj, which resulted in her winning a case for gender discrimination. As well as heartbroken, Lyons felt lost, like a prisoner escaped after a lengthy sentence.
"I thought being away from the prison system would make me think about the things I'd seen less, but it was quite the opposite. I'd think about it all the time. It was like I'd taken the lid off Pandora's Box and I couldn't put it back on.
"I'd open a bag of chips and smell the death chamber, or something on the radio would remind me of a conversation I'd had with an inmate, hours before he was executed. Or I'd see the wrinkled hands of Ricky McGinn's mother, pressed against the glass of the death chamber, and I'd dissolve into tears."
There are signs that Texas is losing its appetite for the ultimate punishment. The last major poll in the state, in 2013, revealed that 74% of Texans supported the death penalty, so the death chamber is unlikely to be dismantled any time soon.
How US death penalty capital changed its mind
However, seven executions took place in Huntsville last year, the same as 2016 and a long way down from the record 40 in 2000.
But while Lyons believes Texas has employed the death penalty too often, she remains a supporter, at least for the worst of the worst. And Texas, as Lyons concedes, still does crime "bigger and crazier" than anywhere else in the US.
In the Joe Byrd Cemetery, a pretty plot of land where unclaimed Texas prisoners have been buried for more than 150 years, Lyons stands among the rows of crosses and wonders how many of these men she saw die. But it's not the executions she remembers that trouble her most, it's those she's forgotten.
"You don't see many flowers on the graves here," says Lyons. "And what does it say about me that I can't recall some of those men I saw executed? Maybe they deserve to be lonely and forgotten. Or maybe it's my job to remember."

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Travel / Re: State Of Texas - Important Information Inside by G2Glory(m): 10:17am On Nov 21, 2013
ojdollars: Relocate To The State Of Texas....


Why should you relocate to Texas...

1) 1 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $450usd To $600usd.
2 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $650usd To $800usd.
3 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $750usd To $900usd.

2) Groceries are relatively cheap.


3) Nice Weather, like our Nigerian Weather.


4) Plenty Of Job Opportunities From Temp Staffing Agency to Direct Employers.. Via this Means.

i) www.linkstaffing.com
ii) www.selectstaffing.com
iii) http://dallas.craigslist.org/lab/
iv) Warehouse Jobs from $9usd - $18usd per hour (Requires some kind of Fork Lift Experience which you can acquire it's license with $100usd within 3hrs and an ID to show you are certified by OSHA)
v) Security Jobs, Medical Jobs, Loads and lots of Certified Nursing Assistance Job - CNA. Nursing Jobs and ETC....
vi) Correctional Officer Jobs (With Salary ranging from 2500 monthly with only 4days or working each week. More on the CO Job at ( http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html ).

5) Nice neighbourhood, Affordable houses... If you keep your focus, you can buy your own home within a year or two


I believe Texas has everything you need and the kind of life you desire to live. You and your Family can have a true American experience in Texas. Why not give it a thought today? Many who did has stopped struggling and picking up their lives again. It would be my pleasure to give you any assistance in regards to relocating, finding a Job and settling into the State Of Texas. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year Holidayz...


Good day ojdollars - just going through this trend & found your this resource very useful & interesting to me.

Please any advice (accomodation)/guidance for family relocationg to Houston this december - preferably 2 bedroom
Travel / Re: State Of Texas - Important Information Inside by chirpywest(m): 5:21pm On Dec 26, 2012
ojdollars: Relocate To The State Of Texas....


Why should you relocate to Texas...

1) 1 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $450usd To $600usd.
2 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $650usd To $800usd.
3 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $750usd To $900usd.

2) Groceries are relatively cheap.


3) Nice Weather, like our Nigerian Weather.


4) Plenty Of Job Opportunities From Temp Staffing Agency to Direct Employers.. Via this Means.

i) www.linkstaffing.com
ii) www.selectstaffing.com
iii) http://dallas.craigslist.org/lab/
iv) Warehouse Jobs from $9usd - $18usd per hour (Requires some kind of Fork Lift Experience which you can acquire it's license with $100usd within 3hrs and an ID to show you are certified by OSHA)
v) Security Jobs, Medical Jobs, Loads and lots of Certified Nursing Assistance Job - CNA. Nursing Jobs and ETC....
vi) Correctional Officer Jobs (With Salary ranging from 2500 monthly with only 4days or working each week. More on the CO Job at ( http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html ).

5) Nice neighbourhood, Affordable houses... If you keep your focus, you can buy your own home within a year or two


I believe Texas has everything you need and the kind of life you desire to live. You and your Family can have a true American experience in Texas. Why not give it a thought today? Many who did has stopped struggling and picking up their lives again. It would be my pleasure to give you any assistance in regards to relocating, finding a Job and settling into the State Of Texas. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year Holidayz...
Am personally glad that you are doing this great work here. I'm planning to migrate to the united state by febrauary 2013 with my wife. I won Dv 2013 lottery, had my interview in november this year and got our visa. I was thinking of New York before, though I used it as my POE but after reading much about Austin in Texas, I started thinking of trying Texas. Which city do you live there, do you use blackberry, ping me with my pin plz let's talk more: I appreciate
Travel / Re: State Of Texas - Important Information Inside by ojdollars(m): 4:56pm On Dec 26, 2012
Relocate To The State Of Texas....


Why should you relocate to Texas...

1) 1 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $450usd To $600usd.
2 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $650usd To $800usd.
3 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $750usd To $900usd.

2) Groceries are relatively cheap.


3) Nice Weather, like our Nigerian Weather.


4) Plenty Of Job Opportunities From Temp Staffing Agency to Direct Employers.. Via this Means.

i) www.linkstaffing.com
ii) www.selectstaffing.com
iii) http://dallas.craigslist.org/lab/
iv) Warehouse Jobs from $9usd - $18usd per hour (Requires some kind of Fork Lift Experience which you can acquire it's license with $100usd within 3hrs and an ID to show you are certified by OSHA)
v) Security Jobs, Medical Jobs, Loads and lots of Certified Nursing Assistance Job - CNA. Nursing Jobs and ETC....
vi) Correctional Officer Jobs (With Salary ranging from 2500 monthly with only 4days or working each week. More on the CO Job at ( http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html ).

5) Nice neighbourhood, Affordable houses... If you keep your focus, you can buy your own home within a year or two


I believe Texas has everything you need and the kind of life you desire to live. You and your Family can have a true American experience in Texas. Why not give it a thought today? Many who did has stopped struggling and picking up their lives again. It would be my pleasure to give you any assistance in regards to relocating, finding a Job and settling into the State Of Texas. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year Holidayz...
Travel / Relocate To The State Of Texas. by ojdollars(m): 4:17pm On Dec 26, 2012
Relocate To The State Of Texas....


Why should you relocate to Texas...

1) 1 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $450usd To $600usd.
2 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $650usd To $800usd.
3 Bed Room All Bills Payed Apartment From $750usd To $900usd.

2) Groceries are relatively cheap.


3) Nice Weather, like our Nigerian Weather.


4) Plenty Of Job Opportunities From Temp Staffing Agency to Direct Employers.. Via this Means.

i) www.linkstaffing.com
ii) www.selectstaffing.com
iii) http://dallas.craigslist.org/lab/
iv) Warehouse Jobs from $9usd - $18usd per hour (Requires some kind of Fork Lift Experience which you can acquire it's license with $100usd within 3hrs and an ID to show you are certified by OSHA)
v) Security Jobs, Medical Jobs, Loads and lots of Certified Nursing Assistance Job - CNA. Nursing Jobs and ETC....
vi) Correctional Officer Jobs (With Salary ranging from 2500 monthly with only 4days or working each week. More on the CO Job at ( http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html ).

5) Nice neighbourhood, Affordable houses... If you keep your focus, you can buy your own home within a year or two


I believe Texas has everything you need and the kind of life you desire to live. You and your Family can have a true American experience in Texas. Why not give it a thought today? Many who did has stopped struggling and picking up their lives again. It would be my pleasure to give you any assistance in regards to relocating, finding a Job and settling into the State Of Texas. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year Holidayz...
Travel / Re: State Of Texas - Important Information Inside by chirpywest(m): 4:11pm On Dec 26, 2012
ojdollars: Do you live in States legally and has no Job? Do you have a High School degree, GED and etc and has no Job? Here is a good start for you. The State Of Texas is the best Place for you to pick up in life again.


Texas Department of Criminal Justice
www.tdcj.state.tx.us/


Apply for a tdcj Correctional Officer Position

Link: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html



Are you ready for a challenging career? Be a Correctional Officer.


The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has over 100 prison units throughout the State and employs approximately 25,000 Correctional Officers. If you want a good paying job with benefits, stability, promotion opportunities and the chance to perform challenging and important work, a Correctional Officer position may be for you. With so many units around the State, you will have a good chance of working in the area of your choice.

Correctional Officer Eligibility Criteria

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready for a challenge, willing to learn, and prepared to work as a team member in a structured environment, we encourage you to consider employment as a tdcj Correctional Officer.

You must be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien authorized to work in the U.S.

You must be at least 18 years old.

You must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited senior high school or equivalent, or a state or military-issued General Education Development (GED) certificate. View information about foreign education credentials.

You must not be on active duty in the military, unless on terminal leave.
(Applicants may screen if they are within 6 months of eligibility.)

You must not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.

You must never have been convicted of a felony. Additional information.

You must never have been convicted of a drug-related offense. Additional information.

You must never have been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence. Additional information.

You cannot have had a Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past 10 years. Additional information.

You cannot have had a Class B misdemeanor conviction within the past 5 years. Additional information.

You cannot be on probation for any criminal offense.

You cannot have any criminal charges pending or have an outstanding warrant.

You must be able to perform the essential functions of a Correctional Officer, with or without reasonable accommodation. For a complete job description, click CO-I, CO-II, CO-III, CO-IV and CO-V.

You must pass the tdcj Pre-Employment Test. Answer sample test questions.
Important Testing Information

You will have two attempts to pass the pre-employment test within a one-year period. If you are unsuccessful on the second attempt, you will be eligible to reapply after one year from the date of your original test.

You must pass the tdcj Drug Test.

You must pass the tdcj Physical Agility Test.

Male applicants, age 18 through 25, must provide proof of Selective Service registration or exemption from Selective Service registration. If you are not registered, you may register by clicking the following link: https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

Additional Information

For all tdcj purposes, conviction of a criminal offense includes paid fine, time served, placed on probation (includes deferred adjudication), and court ordered restitution.



Benefits..............

Vacation leave

Sick leave

Paid holidays

Retirement

Group life and health insurance
Dental programs

Free meals while on duty

Uniforms and equipment are furnished at no cost.

Laundry of uniforms is furnished at no cost.




TIPS: Working as a prison guard can offer you plenty of challenges. For example, you may be required to stand for long hours, use firearms and apply restraints to inmates. Because the work can be emotionally stressful and physically demanding, you must meet government requirements to get hired. To ensure you meet requirements to work as a prison guard in Texas you must submit documents and pass physical, oral and written examinations developed and approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.




Instructions


1. Satisfy Texas’ correctional officer eligibility requirements. You must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen or an authorized alien and have a high school diploma. Provide proof that you have registered with Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

2. Complete the State of Texas Application for Employment (see Resources). Provide data such as your name, street address, education background, employment history and licenses and certifications you hold on the application.


Public Arrest Records
1) Enter Name and State. 2) Access Full Background Checks Instantly.
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3. Take and pass a drug screening test administered through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Pass the correctional officer pre-employment written examination. Get fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation.

4. Score at least 75 points to pass the timed physical agility test. Earn between 10 and 25 points per event by completing physical activities like push-ups, sit-ups, deep squats, weight lifting and running and walking during the test.


5. Schedule a correctional officer candidate screening through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Bring a copy of your valid driver’s license, Social Security card and high school diploma with you to the screening. Provide the screening officer a copy of your DD Form 214 if you served in the United States military. Present a copy of your Selective Service Registration card if you are between 18 and 25.


6. Attend the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Training Academy after you are hired by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to work as a correctional officer. Work with experienced correctional officers to learn how to complete job functions like searching inmates for contraband, counting prisoners and restraining inmates during training academy. Your employment as a Texas correctional officer begins the first day of training academy, which typically lasts five-and-a-half weeks.



Correctional Officer Salary


The table below contains salary information for full-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level.

Starting salary may also be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.

View additional information regarding the $3,000 Recruiting Bonus at select units.



Full-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2011
Full-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title Salary Months of
Employment
CO I $2,319.05 0 - 2
CO II $2,454.90 3 - 8
CO III $2,598.05 9 - 14
CO III $2,746.04 15 - 30
CO IV $2,825.55 31 - 42
CO IV $2,906.94 43 - 54
CO IV $2,994.60 55 - 90
CO V $3,086.39 91+

View tdcj Corrections as a Career and the salary schedule for CO Supervisors.

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2011

The table below contains salary information for part-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level. Starting salary may be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.
Part-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title Salary Months of
Employment
CO I $2,319.05 0 - 2
CO II $1,227.45 3 - 8
CO III $1,299.02 9 - 14
CO III $1,373.02 15+

Note: New part-time Correctional Officers attend the Training Academy for 6 weeks and on-the-job training at their unit of assignment for 2 weeks on a full-time basis. During this period, officers receive $2,319.05 per month. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,159.52 per month.
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Travel / State Of Texas - Important Information Inside by ojdollars(m): 3:59pm On Dec 26, 2012
Do you live in States legally and has no Job? Do you have a High School degree, GED and etc and has no Job? Here is a good start for you. The State Of Texas is the best Place for you to pick up in life again.


Texas Department of Criminal Justice
www.tdcj.state.tx.us/


Apply for a tdcj Correctional Officer Position

Link: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html



Are you ready for a challenging career? Be a Correctional Officer.


The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has over 100 prison units throughout the State and employs approximately 25,000 Correctional Officers. If you want a good paying job with benefits, stability, promotion opportunities and the chance to perform challenging and important work, a Correctional Officer position may be for you. With so many units around the State, you will have a good chance of working in the area of your choice.

Correctional Officer Eligibility Criteria

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready for a challenge, willing to learn, and prepared to work as a team member in a structured environment, we encourage you to consider employment as a tdcj Correctional Officer.

You must be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien authorized to work in the U.S.

You must be at least 18 years old.

You must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited senior high school or equivalent, or a state or military-issued General Education Development (GED) certificate. View information about foreign education credentials.

You must not be on active duty in the military, unless on terminal leave.
(Applicants may screen if they are within 6 months of eligibility.)

You must not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.

You must never have been convicted of a felony. Additional information.

You must never have been convicted of a drug-related offense. Additional information.

You must never have been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence. Additional information.

You cannot have had a Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past 10 years. Additional information.

You cannot have had a Class B misdemeanor conviction within the past 5 years. Additional information.

You cannot be on probation for any criminal offense.

You cannot have any criminal charges pending or have an outstanding warrant.

You must be able to perform the essential functions of a Correctional Officer, with or without reasonable accommodation. For a complete job description, click CO-I, CO-II, CO-III, CO-IV and CO-V.

You must pass the tdcj Pre-Employment Test. Answer sample test questions.
Important Testing Information

You will have two attempts to pass the pre-employment test within a one-year period. If you are unsuccessful on the second attempt, you will be eligible to reapply after one year from the date of your original test.

You must pass the tdcj Drug Test.

You must pass the tdcj Physical Agility Test.

Male applicants, age 18 through 25, must provide proof of Selective Service registration or exemption from Selective Service registration. If you are not registered, you may register by clicking the following link: https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

Additional Information

For all tdcj purposes, conviction of a criminal offense includes paid fine, time served, placed on probation (includes deferred adjudication), and court ordered restitution.



Benefits..............

Vacation leave

Sick leave

Paid holidays

Retirement

Group life and health insurance
Dental programs

Free meals while on duty

Uniforms and equipment are furnished at no cost.

Laundry of uniforms is furnished at no cost.




TIPS: Working as a prison guard can offer you plenty of challenges. For example, you may be required to stand for long hours, use firearms and apply restraints to inmates. Because the work can be emotionally stressful and physically demanding, you must meet government requirements to get hired. To ensure you meet requirements to work as a prison guard in Texas you must submit documents and pass physical, oral and written examinations developed and approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.




Instructions


1. Satisfy Texas’ correctional officer eligibility requirements. You must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen or an authorized alien and have a high school diploma. Provide proof that you have registered with Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

2. Complete the State of Texas Application for Employment (see Resources). Provide data such as your name, street address, education background, employment history and licenses and certifications you hold on the application.


Public Arrest Records
1) Enter Name and State. 2) Access Full Background Checks Instantly.
InstantCheckmate.com

3. Take and pass a drug screening test administered through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Pass the correctional officer pre-employment written examination. Get fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation.

4. Score at least 75 points to pass the timed physical agility test. Earn between 10 and 25 points per event by completing physical activities like push-ups, sit-ups, deep squats, weight lifting and running and walking during the test.


5. Schedule a correctional officer candidate screening through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Bring a copy of your valid driver’s license, Social Security card and high school diploma with you to the screening. Provide the screening officer a copy of your DD Form 214 if you served in the United States military. Present a copy of your Selective Service Registration card if you are between 18 and 25.


6. Attend the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Training Academy after you are hired by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to work as a correctional officer. Work with experienced correctional officers to learn how to complete job functions like searching inmates for contraband, counting prisoners and restraining inmates during training academy. Your employment as a Texas correctional officer begins the first day of training academy, which typically lasts five-and-a-half weeks.



Correctional Officer Salary


The table below contains salary information for full-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level.

Starting salary may also be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.

View additional information regarding the $3,000 Recruiting Bonus at select units.



Full-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2011
Full-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title Salary Months of
Employment
CO I $2,319.05 0 - 2
CO II $2,454.90 3 - 8
CO III $2,598.05 9 - 14
CO III $2,746.04 15 - 30
CO IV $2,825.55 31 - 42
CO IV $2,906.94 43 - 54
CO IV $2,994.60 55 - 90
CO V $3,086.39 91+

View tdcj Corrections as a Career and the salary schedule for CO Supervisors.

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2011

The table below contains salary information for part-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level. Starting salary may be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.
Part-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title Salary Months of
Employment
CO I $2,319.05 0 - 2
CO II $1,227.45 3 - 8
CO III $1,299.02 9 - 14
CO III $1,373.02 15+

Note: New part-time Correctional Officers attend the Training Academy for 6 weeks and on-the-job training at their unit of assignment for 2 weeks on a full-time basis. During this period, officers receive $2,319.05 per month. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,159.52 per month.
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice
www.tdcj.state.tx.us/


Apply for a tdcj Correctional Officer Position

Link: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/vacancy/coinfo/apply4co.html



Are you ready for a challenging career? Be a Correctional Officer.


The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has over 100 prison units throughout the State and employs approximately 25,000 Correctional Officers. If you want a good paying job with benefits, stability, promotion opportunities and the chance to perform challenging and important work, a Correctional Officer position may be for you. With so many units around the State, you will have a good chance of working in the area of your choice.

Correctional Officer Eligibility Criteria

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready for a challenge, willing to learn, and prepared to work as a team member in a structured environment, we encourage you to consider employment as a tdcj Correctional Officer.

You must be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien authorized to work in the U.S.

You must be at least 18 years old.

You must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited senior high school or equivalent, or a state or military-issued General Education Development (GED) certificate. View information about foreign education credentials.

You must not be on active duty in the military, unless on terminal leave.
(Applicants may screen if they are within 6 months of eligibility.)

You must not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.

You must never have been convicted of a felony. Additional information.

You must never have been convicted of a drug-related offense. Additional information.

You must never have been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence. Additional information.

You cannot have had a Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past 10 years. Additional information.

You cannot have had a Class B misdemeanor conviction within the past 5 years. Additional information.

You cannot be on probation for any criminal offense.

You cannot have any criminal charges pending or have an outstanding warrant.

You must be able to perform the essential functions of a Correctional Officer, with or without reasonable accommodation. For a complete job description, click CO-I, CO-II, CO-III, CO-IV and CO-V.

You must pass the tdcj Pre-Employment Test. Answer sample test questions.
Important Testing Information

You will have two attempts to pass the pre-employment test within a one-year period. If you are unsuccessful on the second attempt, you will be eligible to reapply after one year from the date of your original test.

You must pass the tdcj Drug Test.

You must pass the tdcj Physical Agility Test.

Male applicants, age 18 through 25, must provide proof of Selective Service registration or exemption from Selective Service registration. If you are not registered, you may register by clicking the following link: https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

Additional Information

For all tdcj purposes, conviction of a criminal offense includes paid fine, time served, placed on probation (includes deferred adjudication), and court ordered restitution.



Benefits..............

Vacation leave

Sick leave

Paid holidays

Retirement

Group life and health insurance
Dental programs

Free meals while on duty

Uniforms and equipment are furnished at no cost.

Laundry of uniforms is furnished at no cost.




TIPS: Working as a prison guard can offer you plenty of challenges. For example, you may be required to stand for long hours, use firearms and apply restraints to inmates. Because the work can be emotionally stressful and physically demanding, you must meet government requirements to get hired. To ensure you meet requirements to work as a prison guard in Texas you must submit documents and pass physical, oral and written examinations developed and approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.




Instructions


1. Satisfy Texas’ correctional officer eligibility requirements. You must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen or an authorized alien and have a high school diploma. Provide proof that you have registered with Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

2. Complete the State of Texas Application for Employment (see Resources). Provide data such as your name, street address, education background, employment history and licenses and certifications you hold on the application.


Public Arrest Records
1) Enter Name and State. 2) Access Full Background Checks Instantly.
InstantCheckmate.com

3. Take and pass a drug screening test administered through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Pass the correctional officer pre-employment written examination. Get fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation.

4. Score at least 75 points to pass the timed physical agility test. Earn between 10 and 25 points per event by completing physical activities like push-ups, sit-ups, deep squats, weight lifting and running and walking during the test.


5. Schedule a correctional officer candidate screening through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Bring a copy of your valid driver’s license, Social Security card and high school diploma with you to the screening. Provide the screening officer a copy of your DD Form 214 if you served in the United States military. Present a copy of your Selective Service Registration card if you are between 18 and 25.


6. Attend the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Training Academy after you are hired by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to work as a correctional officer. Work with experienced correctional officers to learn how to complete job functions like searching inmates for contraband, counting prisoners and restraining inmates during training academy. Your employment as a Texas correctional officer begins the first day of training academy, which typically lasts five-and-a-half weeks.



Correctional Officer Salary


The table below contains salary information for full-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level.

Starting salary may also be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.

View additional information regarding the $3,000 Recruiting Bonus at select units.



Full-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2011
Full-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title Salary Months of
Employment
CO I $2,319.05 0 - 2
CO II $2,454.90 3 - 8
CO III $2,598.05 9 - 14
CO III $2,746.04 15 - 30
CO IV $2,825.55 31 - 42
CO IV $2,906.94 43 - 54
CO IV $2,994.60 55 - 90
CO V $3,086.39 91+

View tdcj Corrections as a Career and the salary schedule for CO Supervisors.

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2011

The table below contains salary information for part-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level. Starting salary may be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.
Part-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title Salary Months of
Employment
CO I $2,319.05 0 - 2
CO II $1,227.45 3 - 8
CO III $1,299.02 9 - 14
CO III $1,373.02 15+

Note: New part-time Correctional Officers attend the Training Academy for 6 weeks and on-the-job training at their unit of assignment for 2 weeks on a full-time basis. During this period, officers receive $2,319.05 per month. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,159.52 per month.
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