Skip to main content

Texas Department of Public Safety's career opportunity site!

External Job Opportunities | Internal DPS Job Opportunities | Applicant Login
Benefits | ADA Compliance | Become a State Trooper

Positions advertised for hire are subject to a state-wide hiring freeze and therefore the projected hire date for the affected positions must be September 1, 2017 or later unless otherwise noted. Please review the appropriate job posting for the expected hire date.

To qualify for a position with the Texas Department of Public Safety, you must be a United States citizen as required by Sec. 411.007 (c) of the Texas Government Code.

Search for job openings by clicking External or Internal Job Opportunities, as applicable. On the job search page, select ”See all organizations“, select our agency, Texas Department of Public Safety, from the list under Company/Agency.

The Texas Department of Public Safety only accepts online applications. To submit your application for employment, select the job opening of interest, then select ”Apply“. Complete your on-line applicant profile and the State of Texas Application for Employment.

It is important that your application be complete and thorough. In order to facilitate review of your qualifications, please include all information requested, e.g. education, experience, previous compensation, reasons for leaving, and other information - do not leave any field blank. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. This system also allows you to attach supporting documents such as transcripts, certifications and/or licensure, and any other required documents with your application. Notifications are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS, including criminal history record checks, previous employment verifications, and personal references are conducted on ALL prospective employees. Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will be cause for immediate rejection. Background investigations also include personal contact with you by a Background Investigator. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age to work for Texas DPS; some positions may have other age requirements. Proof of US Citizenship is a requirement for employment with Texas DPS. A certified copy of your birth certificate or naturalization certificate will satisfy this requirement. DPS also utilizes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) E-Verify system to verify identity and employment eligibility of each newly hired employee.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, age or disability.

**Please note: Current Texas DPS employees are required to notify their supervisor when applying for other DPS positions.**

We thank you for your interest in employment and career opportunities with the Texas Department of Public Safety!

Applicant Support Contact Information Contact Email Contact Phone
Department of Public Safety –
Trooper Trainee applicants
RecruitApplicantProcess@dps.texas.gov 1-866-898-7667
Department of Public Safety –
All other applicants
  1-844-410-5658
or local
512-424-7767

The Texas Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.