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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 19, 2017
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Correctional Officer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Interview

Very short and easy test, very short and easy interview. Honestly, they'll pretty much hire anyone as long as you don't say anything really stupid during the process. All they care about is passing the test and not having a criminal history.

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to be a correctional officer?   1 Answer

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tennessee Colony, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Tennessee Colony, TX) in December 2015.

    Interview

    went in for a test passed, waited all day then went in for an interview and they gave me a conditional offer, then 2 weeks later I had to take a physical test that consist of running, climbing ladders and carrying weights etc... then started the academy the next Monday.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    they will hire anyone who can pass the tests and they are not hard at all...


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in January 2015.

    Interview

    after taking test had interview.The background check only took 3 business days.They called me an said they completed my application and i was hired.I think former military speed things up.I report to academy in 2 weeks for physical Test and then start the next day.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    none


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Tyler, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Showed up at 7am to the Texas Workforce office for group orientation, filling out paperwork as a group, written tests, then one-on-one interview with recruiter. The process lasted until 1pm. Getting offered the job depends mostly on your criminal background check. The TDCJ website has all of the info you need about what to bring such as ID and tells you about the written tests you have to take. You need to know which prisons you want to work at as you will be asked to pick three units for the application. Factors to consider are distance from home and schedule. Some units work 12hr shifts 4 days on, 4 days off. Others work 8hr shift 6 days on, 3 days off, and have day, evening, and night cards. Some units are offering a sign on bonus these days.

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Marlin, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    There really wasn't an interview, on the day that I took my assessment I spoke with a gentleman briefly and later I was contacted about the job. The man that I spoke with was very polite, there were several of us there so he didn't have a lot of time to spend with each of us.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted to be a Correctional Officer   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was not negotiation phase.


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Huntsville, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I wrote exam that day and i was told i passed it. I was told to wait for the interview and after the interview i was told they were going to give me a call

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to join tdcj?   1 Answer

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Garland, TX) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Too easy. As long as you are not a felon or drug user.. You will be hired. You will take a visual memory type of test. You will look at a photo of officers on horses and offenders entering a chain bus. You will need to identify certain details once the photo is no longer in view.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Wichita Falls, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Take a test that in my opinion is vey very easy! Yet somehow people fail it... Cut your hair and don't look like a slob! Have pride in yourself! If you are looking for love find a different job! This is the most rewarding/thankless job you will ever work! But you protect the community!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is none the salary is public knowledge


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Asked simple questions and I gave simple answers

    Interview Questions


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