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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officer Interview Questions

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Correctional Officer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Just asked if I have ever worked as part of a team, lady that did interview had nothing to do with the prison you were going to work at or anything.

Accepted Offer

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

    Interview Details

    Asked simple questions and I gave simple answers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

    Interview Details

    They'll hire you if you are a high school graduate and can pass a drug test and a basic intelligence test. Once you are in TDCJ, it might be easier to move in to non-security jobs. Often the hiring department knows in advance which applicant they want to hire, but not always.

    Interview Questions
    • Other TDCJ jobs require a hiring board where technical, security and common sense questions are asked.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    TDCJ does not negotiate. Salaries are fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    You apply online and schedule to meet with a recruiter who gives you a very simple test pertaining to simple arithmetic, they test your memory by showing you a picture and asking you questions regarding that picture, and they also test your common sense by giving you several scenarios and you have to choose the best answer. If you pass the test you go on to an "interview" where the recruiter simply asks you why you want to become a Correctional Officer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Angleton, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Angleton, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I scheduled a correctional officer screening at the TWC. You completed the application and bring all of the requested documents. SS Card, License/ID, H.S. Diploma, any/all transcripts and degrees. I took a test and then i interviewed with the recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work as a correctional officer   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    take the test, then the interview after 45 days.

    Interview Questions
    • what will you do if you see an offender on the fence?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    it is clear
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Checked over education documentation a and identification, was more of a screening than an interview. Testing was extremely basic level. And one test required you to look at a picture then remember details of it later such as how many offenders were wearing jackets.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was no negotiation, salary was set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview consists of questions concerning criminal history, education, and language abilities. They are not interested in you as a person but as a body. They do not expect you to be tough, the job will make you that way. Just be honest and forthright. Any lies will be found and may result in legal action.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    First you need to visit the TDCJ website, and click on the CO Opening banner. Once you are there, you have to choose a test site where you will be taking a 100 question exam to see if you can make it to a one-on-one interview. If you do pass the test, you will then have a 1 on 1 interview with the agency representative present as the proctor. He/she will ask you questions like what you think the position is, and why you think that you would be a good fit as a Corrections Officer. Provided you have all of your paperwork in order, and the person doing the interview likes your responses you may be given a conditional offer. From here you will have to complete a drug screening, background check, and then a physical agility test. If everything passes, you will be scheduled to attend the next CO Academy.

    The best advice I can give any potential applicants is to make sure they get all paperwork in order before attending for the exam. This includes things like a High School Transcript with Graduation Date, DD-214 for veterans, Selective Service card for non-veteran males 18 - 25, and your Drivers License and Social Security Cards. Not having one of these can delay your application process by up to 2 months.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    apply test date pass test get asssigned 6 weeks at the academy

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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