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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
Reference #: 001
Job Title: Detention Cadet
Hiring Organization: Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: 2609.00 per month
Closing Date: 06/21/2016
Job Location: Texas
Description: Cadets starting monthly salary of $2,609 including medical benefits and free uniforms

After graduation monthly salary will increase to $2,731

After successful completion of one (1) year probationary period salary will increase to $2,904

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
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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 be at least 19 years and 9 months of age. Testing and processing may begin, however all candidates for cadet must be age twenty (20) at the start date of the academy
  • Must not have a felony conviction
  • 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
Special Instructions: You must apply through http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bexarcountytx/default.cfm in order to be considered for this position.

After you apply through the Bexar County Career page, we will screen your application and contact you with further instructions.
Additional Online Information: www.bexar.org/600/Sheriffs-Office
Contact Information: United States

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