Careers at Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

There are two options to search and apply for HCJPD jobs.

Option One

Go to the HRRM Career Opportunities page, here.

Click on the Available Job Opportunities link. This will allow you to search for jobs in Harris County only, then be routed to the government jobs page once you click "apply" within the job posting.

Option Two

View our current job openings.

Youth Development Officer

Apply for our Youth Development Officer position, full or part time.

Full Time Application

Part Time Application

For clerical positions, you will receive an email link to take the clerical test online. Results will be instantly reported.

If you've already applied before, it's a very simple process of clicking through the tabs to verify what's already there, and clicking "Submit" at the end to apply.

You will receive an automated email verifying that the application was received, and another when it is sent on to the hiring manager for consideration.  Please be sure to enter a valid email address. Once the applications are sent to the hiring manager, selections are made for interviews. Our department receives many applications, so not all applicants will be offered an interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the qualifications?

Qualifications for jobs at HCJPD vary with the positions. General requirements for all positions here include being at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check, show proof of a and be able to secure a Texas Driver’s License. It is important to read the job postings carefully. Applications that do not show proof of the required qualifications (i.e., work experience, licensure, education) will not be considered.

Do I need a degree?

Juvenile Probation Officers require one year of experience working with youth or in corrections/education/counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree. Youth Development Coaches only require a HS Diploma or GED, although experience working with youth is preferred.

Will I be trained?

All new employees attend a week-long New Hire Orientation. All certified officers attend an additional week and a half of Academy Training for JSO or JPO certification. The Department offers on-going training in various job-related subjects for all employees.

What are the insurance benefits?

Harris County Juvenile Probation participates in Harris County’s Benefits plan, which includes Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and a Retirement plan administered by Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS).

Does HCJPD hire only Officers?

No. We employ a vast array of personnel to perform all of the many services that our department provides to the youth and families we serve, including but not limited to: Medical Staff (LVNs and RNs)Education Staff (Teachers and Substitute teachers), Mental Health Providers (Therapists, Psychologists, Clinical Interns), IT and Computer Support, Clerical Personnel, and HR and Training Personnel. Interested applicants should check the website often for new open position postings.

I applied already – when will they call me for an interview?

Our department receives hundreds of applications monthly for various positions, so not everyone will be granted an interview. Our hiring managers review all applications received, and select those that are the best qualified for interviews. You will receive automated emails when your application is being reviewed, and when it is received by the hiring managers.

Employment Verification Requests

Verifiers: For verification of current or past employment, verifiers must fax a signed Employment Verification Form to 832-927-0359.

Employees: Access payroll information here with your Employee ID Number. You can obtain this number by calling our Payroll Manager at (713) 222-4232.