Are you eligible for the TSAHC Texas Heroes Program?
This is a full list of Texas TSAHC Eligible Job Positions.
Allied Health Faculty Member – means a full-time member of the faculty of an undergraduate or graduate allied health program of a public or private institution of higher education in the state.
Corrections Officer – all full-time employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
County Jailer – means a person employed full-time as a county jail guard under Section 85.005, Local Government Code.
Emergency Medical Services Personnel – has the meaning assigned by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code. Emergency medical services personnel means full-time: emergency care attendant; emergency medical technicians; emergency medical technicians-intermediate; emergency medical technicians-paramedic; or licensed paramedic.
Fire Fighter – a member of a fire department who performs a function listed in Section 419.021(3)(c), Government Code. Permanent, full-time fire department employees who are not secretaries, stenographers, clerks, budget analysts, or similar support staff persons or other administrative employees and who are assigned duties in one or more of the following categories:
fire suppression; fire inspection; fire and arson investigation; marine firefighting; aircraft rescue and firefighting; fire training; fire education; fire administration; and any other position necessarily or customarily related to fire prevention or suppression.
Juvenile Corrections Officer – all full-time employees of the Texas Juvenile Justice system.
Nursing Faculty Member – means a full-time member of either an undergraduate or graduate professional nursing program.
Peace Officer – means a person elected, employed, or appointed as a full-time peace officer under Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, Section 51.212 or 51.214, Education Code, or other law. Peace officers are licensed through Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer
Professional Educator – means a full-time, public: classroom teacher, teacher aide, school librarian, school counselor certified under Subchapter B, Chapter 21, Education Code, or school nurse.
Public Security Officer – means a person employed or appointed full-time as an armed security officer by this state or a political subdivision of this state. The term does not include a security officer employed by a private security company that contracts with this state or a political subdivision of this state to provide security services for the entity.
Veteran – means a person who: Served no fewer than 90 cumulative days on active duty (including active duty for training) in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or United States Public Health Service (unless discharged sooner by reason of a service-connected disability),
OR have enlisted or received an appointment in the National Guard or a reserve component of one of the listed branches of service after completing all initial active duty training requirements as a condition of enlistment or appointment, OR have completed 20 years in a reserve component so as to be eligible for retirement, OR served in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
Not been dishonorably discharged. A person who has been discharged from the branch of the service in which the person served or from the National Guard is considered not to have been dishonorably discharged if the person: (1) received an honorable discharge; (2)received a discharge under honorable conditions; or (3) received a discharge and provides evidence from the VA, its successor, or other competent authority that indicates that the character of the person’s discharge has been determined to be other than dishonorable.
The applicant must be a bona fide resident of Texas. (A ‘bona fide resident” is someone who is living in Texas with the intent to remain in Texas.) This may include a Texas resident currently serving on active military duty outside of Texas.
Note: The unmarried, surviving spouse of a Texas veteran who is missing in action (MIA)or who died in the line of duty or from a service-connected cause may be eligible to participate in the programs.