Bexar County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Sheriff - Detention Cadet)

Correctional Officer
Bexar County Sheriffs Office (TX) - San Antonio, Texas

Mar 9, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Cadets starting monthly salary of $3,020.00 monthly
Academy Graduate:
$After graduation monthly salary will increase to $3,161.00 monthly

Job Description

++DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:++ • Controls, secures and manages inmates at the Adult Detention Center and Jail Annex

• Supervises inmates assigned to work detail such as serving meals, preparing laundry, and performing routine maintenance in the jail facility

• Books and classifies inmates

• Transfers and transport inmates

• Performs inmate inspections, shakedowns and room searches

• Responds to and resolves crisis situations such as fights, fires and medical emergencies and restraining physically violent inmates

• Assists with inmates personal needs such as telephone calls, mail, laundry, visits and commissary

• Completes and processes required paperwork on inmates and events occurring within the jail facilities

• Performs related duties as required

Additional Information


• Cadets starting monthly salary of $3,020.00.

· After graduation monthly salary will increase to $3,161.00

· After successful completion of one (1) year probationary period salary will increase to $3,359.00

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 and over
  • Education: · High School or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Experience: none


· Graduation from High School or a General Education Development (GED) certificate

· Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing; skill in defending self

· Ability to read and comprehend narrative hand-written materials, including pass-on logs, round sheets, caution tags, cell search logs, etc

· Ability to read and comprehend printed materials, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), fire procedures, and the Inmate Handbook

· Ability to read and comprehend computer screen information and data when booking individuals

· Ability to prepare hand-written activity logs, and narrative incident and offense reports in a legible and grammatically acceptable manner to permit comprehension by the receiving party

· Ability to understand and exchange information with supervisors and co-workers when receiving assignments, instructions, shift change information, and while performing assigned duties and tasks

· Ability to understand and exchange information with the general public, including attorneys, jail visitors, and maintenance personnel

· Ability to interact with inmates, and provide verbal direction to affect conformance to rules, regulations, and other directives

· Ability to add and subtract when taking prisoner counts and reconciling discrepancies

· Must be a United States citizen

· Must have no prior arrest records for: driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, no possession or trafficking of illegal narcotics or drugs, assault, stalking, family violence, theft, crimes of moral turpitude, or sexual offenses

· Military applicants must disclose any non-judicial discipline involving the Uniform Code of Military Justice

· Must not be currently under indictment for any criminal offense

· Must not be prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle

· Must not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition

· Must not have a felony conviction or be on probation

· Requires honorable discharge if a veteran

· Requires completion of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office written Exam

· Must pass a physical agility test

· Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office

· Must pass a psychological and physical exam; must secure and maintain TCOLE Basic Jailer Certification within one year from employment date

· Must possess a valid driver's license

· May work weekends and perform shift work

· May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Contact Informaton

Marta Rodriguez

Bexar County Sheriffs Office (TX)
200 N Comal
San Antonio, Texas 78207-3505
phone: 2103355627

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