Gainesville State School

Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Gainesville , Texas ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902426
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 8, 2018
  • Starting Date: April 1, 2018

Job Description

Applicants must attach to the application a copy of a high school diploma or college diploma or transcript if a degree or college semester hours is 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 Criminal Background Check.

Additional conditions of employment are contingent upon receiving an acceptable:

1. Drug Test.
2. Fingerprint and Background Check.
3. Physical examination.

Performs highly complex work assisting the Principal with the administration and management of a state school for youth who have been adjudicated delinquent of felony offenses, committed to the agency by a juvenile court, and assigned to a high security correctional facility. Responsible for assisting with instructional and education personnel management and for using leadership and teambuilding skills to motivate educational staff and youth to work toward common objectives and establish a positive school climate. Assists with overseeing daily educational facility operations and activities. Interacts with the secure facility’s administrators, case managers and specialized treatment staff, and correctional staff to support the youth treatment programs and the facility’s security measures. Collaborates with the Principal to ensure achievement of educational goals and objectives. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Education, Education Administration, or a related field. Three years full-time wage earning experience as a teacher at the secondary level, 6-12, or one year full-time wage earning experience that may be any combination of the following: an assistant principal or principal at the secondary level; a secondary level or district administrator; or a superintendent of education.


A valid Texas Mid-Management Administrator, Administrator, Principal, or Superintendent certification.


- Experience working in a correctional environment or with high-risk youth as an administrator or teacher.

- Certification as a Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS) appraiser.

Requirement for Continued Employment: An employee who does not already have a PDAS appraiser certification upon employment as a principal must obtain the PDAS appraiser certification within 90 days of employment into the position.

NOTE: Failure to maintain required certification in the state of Texas will result in termination of employment.

Not Applicable


1. Knowledge of state and federal special education law and regulations.
2. Knowledge of competency based instruction.
3. Skill in managing a secondary school.
4. Skill in team building procedures.
5. Skill in developing programs and/or curriculum.
6. Skill in evaluating people, programs, and systems.
7. Skill in working without close supervision.
8. Skill in working well with others.
9. Skill in establishing control systems for educational programs.
10. Ability to treat youth with respect in all situations and to react quickly and effectively to defuse hazardous, combative, or volatile situations if needed.
11. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; and meet deadlines.
12. Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.
13. Ability to process information logically, make decisions, and demonstrate the soundness of those decisions.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 5,675.88 to $ 5,675.88 Per Month
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Welcome TO Gainesville State School!

    Gainesville State School is a facility of the Texas Youth Commission located two miles east of Gainesville, a town of approximately 15,000. Gainesville is 75 miles north of Dallas on Interstate 35. It is a fenced, maximum-security facility.

    Gainesville State School officially opened its doors in September of 1916 as the Texas Girl's Training School with its initial enrollment of eighteen girls. The school became coed in 1974, and then became an exclusively male facility in 1988.

    Some youth may participate in specialized treatment services. Youth are given high school credit for classes they pass and may obtain a high school diploma or GED. There are also vocational training classes in welding, manufacturing systems, and horticulture. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Texas Juvenile Justice Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Interested applicants must submit a State of Texas application; RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF AN APPLICATION.

      To access our website go to and click on Employment, then on TJJD Job Postings. This will place you at our Job Search page. From this page, click on the link along the right margin, "Download a State Application."

      Complete, sign, and date all forms before submission: 1) State of Texas application 2) TJJD Employment Application Supplement 3) Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form 4) Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation Form. You must also include copies of any transcripts and teaching certifications.

      You may send the forms via email to: LESLIE.MINNIEFIELD@TJJD.TEXAS.GOV or mail them to the address:

      Central Office Human Resources
      P. O. Box 12757
      Austin, TX 78711
    • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Leslie Minniefield , HR Administrator - Education Services
    • PO Box 12757
    • Austin, Texas 78711
    • Phone: 512-490-7680
    • Fax: 512-490-7140
    • Email: click here

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