Sheriffs' Association of Texas


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

Bexar County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Full-time Deputy Sheriff - Detention Cadet.

• 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

• 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

• 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

Applicant Processing/Recruiting Team
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Office: 210-335-5627

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