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TJJD - Secondary English Language Arts Teacher (GID) - 9659

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 6/15/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00009659
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Allapplicants must complete the following additional forms (available at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-forms)and attach to theapplication, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD HumanResources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:

  1. TJJD Employment Application Supplement(HR-003)
  2. Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form(HR-028)       (Not required for Internal Postings)
  3. Disclosure of PREA Employment StandardsViolation (HR-975)  
  4. Authorization to Release Information(HR-074)     (Not required for Internal Postings)

Failureto complete and submit the above forms will cause delays in your considerationfor this position.

A complete job description and requirements are available at:  https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00009659&tz=GMT-05:00


Applicants applying through Work In Texas (WIT) will alsoneed to complete the supplemental questions and forms to be considered for thisposting.  To complete the supplementalquestions, please go to the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) toregister and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile.  A complete job description and other jobrequirements are available there.  Tocomplete the supplemental forms listed above, go to http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-forms)and attach to the application, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mailto TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757,Austin, TX 78711.


Send completed application, supplementalquestions/forms, and copies of diploma and college transcripts via email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov or regular mail to TJJD Human Resources,PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711.


Your job application must be completely filled out and cover all employment.  Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment, supervisor's name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week.  If this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete.  Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Applicants must attach to the application a copy of a high school diploma/equivalent or college diploma and transcript if a degree or college semester hours are required to meet minimum qualifications.  A copy of all required certifications and/or licenses must also be attached to the application.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov.  Benefits include:  Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program.  Optional add-on benefits include:  Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc.  Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.


Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and delivering the instructional program in the content area of assignment at the state school for youth who have been adjudicated delinquent of felony offenses, assigned to a high security correctional facility, and have a wide variety of temperaments and specialized needs.  Work involves assessing students, providing individualized, competency based instruction, and maintaining a positive teaching/learning environment in which youth are guided and encouraged to develop and fulfill their academic potential. May be required to work overtime and/or be on call. 


Plans, prepares, and delivers instructional activities that facilitate an active learning environment.

Observes and evaluates youth's performance and development. Provides appropriate feedback on work. Encourages and monitors the progress of individual students.

Identifies the learning needs of students and interprets assessment information. Identifies and selects different instructional resources and methods to meet youths' varying needs.

Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities.

Maintains accurate and complete records of youths' progress and development. Updates all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws and agency policies.

Provides educational services to potentially aggressive/combative youth in a correctional setting with a wide variety of temperaments (volatile, aggressive, suicidal) and specialized needs (chemically dependent, sexual offenders).


Treats youth with respect in all situations and the ability to react quickly and effectively to verbally and physically defuse hazardous, combative, volatile situations on an as needed basis.


Keeps up to date with developments in the subject area, teaching resources, and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans.


Performs related duties and other tasks as assigned.


Performs all duties in compliance with the agency's safety policies and procedures.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution and a valid Secondary Texas Teacher Certification in the specified subject assignment area.  Must be highly qualified in all areas of teaching assignment.


Failure to maintain required certification in the state of Texas will result in termination of employment.


This position is subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.


The following physical demands and working conditions are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

Ability to see

Ability to hear (with or without aid)

Ability to feel

Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. & over
Climbing ladders
Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. & over   
Repeated bending
Operate motor equipment
Reaching above shoulder
Identify colors
Depth perception
Climbing stairs

Restraining combative youth


Knowledge of state and federal education laws and regulations.

Knowledge of subject matter to be taught and the ability to lead discussions.

Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Ability to implement Texas Education Agency (TEA) education policies and procedures.

Ability to review and implement agency policies, procedures, and operating guidelines.

Ability to convey and interpret information to students.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with students, parents, administrators, and other professionals involved in the education of agency youth.

Ability to work under stressful conditions, with possible occurrences of extreme heightened stress.

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.

Ability to keep accurate files and records.  


In order to receive veteran's preference, a copy of your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disability rating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attached to your application.

Go to
https://texasskillstowork.com/, https://www.onetonline.org/, or http://www.careeronestop.org/ for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditor's Office at Education MOS Codes.


If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview.  Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls.  If you submitted your application through the
CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en), you may also check the status of your application by accessing your profile and selecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions.

Thank you for considering employment with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.