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TJJD - Teacher - Educational Diagnostician (GNS) - 6668

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006668
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

All applicants must complete the following additional forms (available at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/jobsearch/application.aspx) and attach to the application, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:

a. TJJD Employment Application Supplement (HR-003)

b. Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form (HR-028)

c. Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays in your consideration for this position.

A complete job description and requirements are available at:  https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00006668&tz=GMT-05:00

Applicants applying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete the supplemental questions/forms to be considered for this posting.  To complete the supplemental questions/forms, please go to the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) to register and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile.  A complete job description and other job requirements are available there.

Send completed application, supplemental questions/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 all individual evaluations and related documentation for students referred or eligible for special education services. Assists with campus-wide student testing and assessment. Directly administers diagnostic (academic and nonacademic) instruments and supervises staff in administering others. Responsible for compliance with special education regulations and in training school personnel in regard to these regulations. May be required to work overtime, travel, and/or be on call.






Administers assessment instruments and accurately scores and interprets results.


Assists teachers in reviewing IEP's (individual education plan) each grading period.


Communicates with public schools about incoming and outgoing special education students.


Assists principal with in-service training of staff, particularly in relation to special education and student assessment.


Understands and follows agency and special education confidentiality policies.


Completes and maintains necessary records for submission to TEA and TJJD.


Coordinates special education programs with all school programs.


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.


Performs related duties and other tasks as assigned.


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




Master's degree froman accredited college or university.


Valid Texas Certification asan Educational Diagnostician or Licensure as a Licensed Specialist in SchoolPsychology (LSSP).


Experience withchildren and adolescents in teaching or evaluation/assessment (educationaland/or psychological).

Failure to maintain required certification/licensurein the state of Texaswill result in termination of employment.


Any degree(s), semester hours,diploma(s), or GED required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtainedfrom an accredited educational institution.


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


Thefollowing physical demands and working conditions are representative of thoseencountered while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability tocommunicate effectively, orally and in writing

Ability tosee                

Ability tohear (with or without aid)         

Ability tofeel

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

Restrainingcombative youth


Knowledge of state and federal education laws and regulations.

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

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 effectively as a team member and get along with others.

Ability to keep accurate files and records.


In order to receive veteran's preference, a copy of your DDForm 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disabilityrating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attachedto 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 intocivilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

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

Only candidates selected for an interview will becontacted.

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

Thank you for considering employment with theTexas Juvenile Justice Department.

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