Approximately 130 correctional officer positions are available to be filled at the Polunsky Unit, a maximum security prison located in Livingston.That's a lot of jobs to fill in tiny Livingston, whose population according to the 2010 Census was 5,335. At that salary level, it's hard to imagine many folks moving to rural Southeast Texas.
“We’re trying to get as many applicants as we can who are qualified,” said Brown.
Basic qualifications needed to be screened for employment include a high school diploma or GED, no felony charges and copies of a Social Security card and driver’s license.
The salary of a correctional officer ranges from $2,435 to $3,240 per month. Starting salary is increased for individuals with a Bachelors degree or two years active military service.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Polunsky unit short 130 COs
An announcement of a TDCJ jobs fair in Polk County included this tidbit: