Deputy Sheriff - Detention Cadet
Please apply online at Bexar County HR
Bexar County Sheriff's Office - 200 North Comal Street, San Antonio, TX
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Cadets starting monthly salary of $2,975.00. After graduation monthly salary will increase to $3,114.00 After successful completion of one (1) year probationary period salary will increase to $3,309.00
Under direct supervisor, is responsible for controlling, securing and managing inmates at Bexar County jail facilities under the supervision of experienced officers; and performs related duties as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
- 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
- Graduation from High School or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
- Knowledge of jail environment work; knowledge of basic safety standards and procedures
- 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 to understand and comprehend inmate responses to questions
- Ability to provide verbal direction to inmates 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 have never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or within the last ten (10) years from the date of the court order
- Must not be currently under indictment for any criminal offense
- Must have never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class A misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years; must have never been convicted of any family violence 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
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
- Visual capabilities: Ability to detect abnormal behavior and extraordinary activities when observing the actions of an inmate or group of inmates; ability to prepare a written description of personal property and accurately observe inmates; ability to detect smoke from cigarettes, electrical fires, etc.
- Auditory Capabilities: Ability to hear alarms; ability to hear and understand information received over the telephone and intercom; ability to distinguish between normal jail sounds and sounds indicating impending, improper or unacceptable behavior such as altercations, fights, assaults, etc. Hearing must be within the normal range as defined by nationally recognized audiometric standards, or that surpasses the normal range. Olfactory Capabilities: Ability to detect the presence of smoke from cigarettes, electrical fires, etc.; ability to detect the presence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
- Physical Capabilities: Physical requirements include lifting/carrying/struggling/pulling inmates or equipment weighing approximately 150-200 lbs. occasionally; ability to lift weights up to 40 pounds when lifting and positioning Scott Air Pack on back; ability to climb stairs when moving within cell blocks; ability to work in a standing position for extended periods of time when observing and monitoring inmates, checking cells, escorting inmates, etc.; ability to bend, stoop, and kneel when checking under tables, beds, and mattresses during cell searches; finger dexterity, and hand and arm steadiness when adjusting knobs and switches, and operating computer keyboard; eye, hand, and arm coordination when fingerprinting individuals
- Working conditions are inside a jail environment with occasional exposure to hostile or violent people, bodily injury, contagious diseases, high noise areas, and unfavorable fumes and odors
Please apply online at Bexar County HR
To schedule the exam, you will need to email Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, telephone number, email address and age.
The written and physical agility assessment will be administered at: YMCA at TriPoint, 3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
The physical agility test consist of the below obstacle course requirements:
Step Test The first exercise for the obstacle course will be the STEP TEST. The applicant will be given a certain time limit to compete the whole exercise; the time given to the applicant will vary by age. Once the proctor has given the instructions he will ask the applicants if they are ready to begin the test and understand what the disqualifications consist of. If the applicant understands the instructions then the test will begin as soon as the proctor says "Begin". Once the exercise is completed and passed the applicant will then WALK to the next obstacle where further instructions will be given.
Helpful Tips: Practice at home on a single step or a stair stepper found at a local gym. Practice alternating each foot as to replicate that you are walking up a flight of stairs. Make sure to march to a cadence (Left, Right, Left, Right) because you will be required to march to a metronome sound during the step test.
Single Dumbbell Overhead Press The second exercise will be the DUMBBELL OVERHEAD PRESS. Once arriving to the station the applicant will be given a dumbbell to hold at their chest with both hands gripping each side of the dumbbell, pushing the dumbbell overhead to a full extension and back down to the chest level making it one full rep. The applicant will not start until the proctor says "Begin" .The applicant will have a total of 2 minutes to complete the reps needed to complete the exercise. If the applicant cannot complete the total number of reps the applicant will then be disqualified to continue on to the next station. If completed the applicant will then WALK to the next obstacle where further instructions will be given.
Note: Dumbbells will be 30 lbs for men and 20 lbs for women, the number of reps will vary by age and the proctor will give the applicant the number needed to complete.
Deadlift The third exercise will be the DEADLIFT. Once arriving to the station the applicant will then approach and step into the "trap bar", squat down and grip the handles on each side of the "trap bar". Once the proctor says "begin" the applicant will then stand straight up while holding on to the handles of the "trap bar" then squat back down making sure the weights on the "trap bar" hit the floor, which will be counted as 1 full rep. The applicant will have to complete 3 full reps to continue on to the next exercise. /If the applicant cannot complete the total number of reps the applicant will then be disqualified to continue on to the next station. If completed the applicant will then WALK to the next obstacle where further instructions will be given.
Note: The weight on the "trap bar" will consist of half the person's body weight and every applicant will need to complete 3 full reps.
Power Throw The fourth exercise will be the POWER THROW. The power throw will consist of squatting and tossing a 10 lb medicine ball over the applicants head and passing the designated distance given to the applicant by the proctor. Applicant will start the exercise once told to do so by the proctor. If completed the applicant will then WALK to the next obstacle where further instructions will be given.
Note: There will be a line that the applicant cannot pass or step on, the applicant will be given one warning, if applicant does not listen or is given a second warning applicant will be disqualified to further continue. Applicant will have 3 attempts on the toss.
Sprint/Drag/Carry The fifth exercise will be the SPRINT/DRAG/CARRY. Once arriving to the final exercise the proctor will give you the instructions needed to complete the course. Once the proctor tells you to begin you will first sprint 200 meters (this will be the only part of the exam you can run). After completing the 200m sprint the applicant will then drag a sled for another 50m (sled drag must be pulled with two hands on the straps and applicant MUST back pedal). Once the sled is pulled back to the starting point the applicant will then grab 2 kettle bells and WALK with the kettle bells in each hand another 50 meters which will then conclude the physical portion of the exam.
Note: This portion of the exam is timed and will need to be completed within the time frame given. The time will vary by age and the weight on the sled is determined if you are male or female.
Computers are available to view current job postings and to complete the application process at 211 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: 210.335.2545
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