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The Texas Department of Public Safety is committed to the recruitment and promotion of a character-driven, competent, productive and diverse workforce. The Human Resource Operations Division of DPS strives to provide services to internal and external customers that exceed expectations of the core values of our agency: Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Teamwork.

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To qualify for a career 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.

Proof of US citizenship is required; 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 confirm identity and employment eligibility of each newly hired employee.

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age; some positions may have other age requirements.

Thorough background investigations, including criminal history record checks, previous employment verifications, and references are conducted on all prospective employees. Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will be cause for immediate rejection.

Search for job openings by clicking Job Opportunities. On the job search page, select "Texas Department of Public Safety" from the Company/Agency list under the Organization heading on the left.

Only online applications for employment are accepted by the Texas Department of Public Safety. To submit your application for employment, select the job opening of interest, then click "Apply." You must register as a new user in CAPPS Recruiting and complete your online profile OR sign-in to your existing profile. It is important that your application be complete and thorough. 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. Supporting documents such as transcripts, certifications, and/or licensure may be attached to your online applications. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of applications. For tips on completing job applications and preparing for an interview, please visit: Tips to Become a Competitive Candidate at DPS.

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

It is the policy of the Texas Department of Public Safety to foster an environment of equal employment opportunity by recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining highly qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation to protect and serve Texas.

We thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Texas Department of Public Safety!

Contact Us:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Human Resource Operations Division
5805 North Lamar Blvd, Building C Annex
Austin, TX  78752

Phone: 512-424-5900