Want to help promote justice and community safety?
Why Join Our Team?
At Bexar County Pretrial Services, it is our job to assist the courts by collecting information from the defendants and compiling a report of the defendant’s past demographic and criminal history. Based on the information provided, the court can decide whether to release someone on Pretrial Supervision. If the court orders conditions and/or releases someone on a personal recognizance bond, it is our job to supervise the defendant during the pretrial status of their case. During this supervision, we will then report compliance or non-compliance to the court. If you are looking for a career in criminal justice where you can help make positive changes in people’s lives, consider Bexar County Pretrial Services. Pretrial Services offers an exciting work environment where you can learn and grow.
Learn About Our Benefits
Bexar County values the contributions of all its employees, providing a rich benefits package that supports the physical and mental well-being of employees and their families alike.
Through access to an extensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and affordable medical plans, employees and their families are able to acquire resources that aid their physical and mental well-being at little to no cost. Bexar County is committed to offering benefits that reward employees and their families for their service to a challenging and rewarding career.
- Competitive Medical benefit plan options for your budget!
- Dental benefits
- Vision care plan
- Life insurance (basic and voluntary plan options)
- Prescription drug program
- Flexible Spending Accounts (flexible, tax-deferred health and dependent care accounts)
- Generous 2:1 retirement match
- Longevity pay
- Paid leave (sick, vacation, holidays, personal, military)
- Financial benefits including savings programs and deferred compensation plans (457 plans)
- Supplemental insurances including: short and long term disability, critical illness, intensive care, cancer care, and accident plans
- Employee Assistance Program
- Wellness Rewards
- Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinic
- Education benefits including tuition assistance and training
- Transportation benefits including a Flex Spending Account, Van Pool and Carpool services, and VIA bus services
ᐅ Medical, Telemedicine, Prescription Drugs, Dental, & Vision Plans
ᐅ Onsite Fitness Gym, Health and Wellness Programs
ᐅ Dependent Care, Basic Term Life, Whole Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Employee Assistance Program
ᐅ Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Holiday Leave, FLSA, FMLA
Who We’re Looking For
Specific to the positions
- Individuals with the ability to:
- pay attention to detail,
- cooperate with others,
- maintain composure,
- and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations;
- take on responsibilities and challenges;
- accept criticism,
- and deal calmly and effectively under high-stress situations;
- accurately enter data,
- organize information efficiently,
- effectively respond to questions and complaints,
- communicate effectively with hostile, abusive, or irrational individuals
- maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, Department/Division Heads, County employees, government agencies, and the general public
- Must possess a valid driver's license
- Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office or Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
- Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test
- May work more than 40 hours during the workweek
- Must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or a closely related field, and one (1) year of criminal justice system experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Ability to:
- Obtain National Criminal Information Center, Texas Criminal Information Center certification within one (1) year of employment
- Have motor vehicle liability insurance, personal injury insurance, and a personal vehicle
Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is work from home an option?
After the probationary period, and as long as there is no disciplinary action pending against the employee, the employee may submit an application for work from home. Work from home is done on a rotating basis and the employee may be called into the office at any time during their work-from-home period. Some examples of needing to come into the office while you are working from home would be if another officer calls in to work; you may be asked to testify in court, you may need to transport a defendant or meet with one individually, or any number of reasons. Finally, Pretrial Services employees may be called back to permanent in-office work and work from home terminated at any time.
- How long is the training period?
Training can last anywhere from 3 weeks to a few months depending on the unit the employee is placed in and how quickly the individual can learn and apply the information.
- What kind of advancement opportunities they have to promote within the department?
The Pretrial Bond Officer I is an entry-level officer position. As long as there are vacancies and the employee meets the minimum qualifications for the position they would like to promote into, there is room for advancement. The Pretrial Bond Officer III is our highest-level officer; the next level to promote to would be a supervisor. With the experience gained and with a good work ethic established; it is always possible to apply and grow with other positions within the county.