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    How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    I just went to to take the CO pre employment test at Beto and they told me I would be receiving a letter in the mail but didn't give me a timeframe.
    How long does the application process really take?
    The only thing I have is an ELS from the Army, but other than that I have a stellar background.

    Also I know of some people who got offered a job right on the spot. How do they decide who gets a job offer right on the spot or not?

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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    If you dont hear anything in 4-6 weeks they tell you to call. but do not call until then. but you can also hear an answer before as to what positions they are offering you and when you will be starting the academy(usually within 2 weeks from the offer of employment). After my interview i only waited 2 weeks before i got a job offer. What units are you trying to go to?

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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

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    If you dont hear anything in 4-6 weeks they tell you to call. but do not call until then. but you can also hear an answer before as to what positions they are offering you and when you will be starting the academy(usually within 2 weeks from the offer of employment). After my interview i only waited 2 weeks before i got a job offer. What units are you trying to go to?
    I originally applied to the Dallas and Bryan area, but I was told that those two places it would take a while to get hired on.

    I then called the next day and asked them which unit was the most short staffed, and they said it was the Briscoe Unit, so I changed my unit of preference to Briscoe. I also told them that if Briscoe unit was full, just send me to any unit that needs people and they accepted my request. So yeah I literally told TDCJ to send me anywhere they need me.

    Also I know one guy at my orientation who got a conditional employment offer after the interview. How do they decide who gets this?

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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuardSecu View Post
    So yeah I literally told TDCJ to send me anywhere they need me.
    I hope you like Dalhart or Ft.Stockton...
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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosstimbers Okie View Post
    I hope you like Dalhart or Ft.Stockton...
    So how long do u think my app will take?

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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    I don't know. But if you are willing to go to one of the understaffed bonus units your starting date will probably depend on when the next academy begins.
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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    If you are really hungry and need a job now, Oklahoma DOC will have you working within two weeks--as soon as they can clear your background check. Then they will OJT you at the prison until there is an opening at the academy.
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    Re: How long does the application process take and what does it entail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosstimbers Okie View Post
    I don't know. But if you are willing to go to one of the understaffed bonus units your starting date will probably depend on when the next academy begins.
    How long does the background investigation usually take?


    Quote Originally Posted by Crosstimbers Okie View Post
    If you are really hungry and need a job now, Oklahoma DOC will have you working within two weeks--as soon as they can clear your background check. Then they will OJT you at the prison until there is an opening at the academy.
    Thanks I'll look into it.

 

 

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