Deputy Sheriff – Detention Cadet

San Antonio, TX
Bexar County

Salary: $3,750.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:
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.
Essential Functions:

  • 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.