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Transitions Hiring Program

This program is designed for recent college graduates who are transitioning from college to work. Applications are solicited to form a pool of candidates who have a degree, but little or no work experience. The pool is used to fill TCEQ entry-level jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree only.

What is Transitions? PDF

Who is Eligible?

Transitions Hiring Program

The Transitions Hiring Program is available to individuals who have graduated within two years of the date of graduation, or for individuals who are within two months of graduation. Transcripts are required to verify the date the degree was conferred and major. A letter from the registrar indicating the major and that degree requirements have been met is required for individuals who have not yet graduated.

The program is not available to current TCEQ employees or those individuals who decline an offer of employment.

How Long Does My Application Stay on File?

Applications remain on file for six months from the date of receipt. Eligible individuals may submit a new application for an additional six-month period.

What Disciplines are Acceptable?

While the TCEQ hires candidates within a variety of disciplines, a majority of entry-level positions require a major in natural or physical science, engineering, environmental science, or environmental studies.

What if My Transcripts are from an International University?

Applicants who hold an international degree should contact a foreign degree evaluation service to have their course work evaluated prior to applying for a position with the TCEQ. The service must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or acceptable to the Texas State Board of Education Certification.

A photocopy of the evaluation must be submitted with the application in order for the application to be considered complete.

How Does the Transitions Program Work?

Hiring supervisors in the Austin Central Office, or any of TCEQ’s sixteen regional offices, may request applicants with specific majors and geographic preferences from the Transitions pool. The hiring supervisor schedules interviews and makes a final selection.

How Do I Apply for Employment under this Program?

Applicants must complete a State of Texas ApplicationExit the TCEQ. (It is not necessary to "register"; simply scroll to the bottom of this Work in Texas Web page to access the application.)

In the job title field of the application, make a note of "Transitions." There is no posting or close date. To apply for a specific job vacancy, a separate application is required.

NOTE: Please specify in the Employment History section if you are a former or current Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program (MLEIP) Intern. Include start/end dates, tasks/duties performed, and contact information for Manager/Mentor.

Applications and supporting documentation may be mailed to:

Human Resources and Staff Development, MC-116
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

Or, you may hand-deliver to:

Human Resources and Staff Development
12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. A, Rm. 141
Austin, Texas 78753

Applications and supporting documentation may also be scanned and e-mailed to