Sheriff’s Cadet, Part-time

Salary: $18.97 an hour

Sheriff’s Cadets are part-time employees of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.  They perform duties relative to police and corrections work but not requiring police or correctional officer authority.  Sheriff’s Cadets experience on-the-job training to learn to enforce laws related to the protection of life and property, traffic control, crime prevention, and station clerk duties.  Sheriff’s Cadets may also work in the Charles County Detention Center providing assistance in areas that do not involve direct contact with the inmates of the Detention Center.  Sheriff’s Cadets receive close direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with established operating procedures. During this period of employment, Sheriff’s Cadets are periodically evaluated for efficiency, general performance of duties, and continued eligibility for appointment as a Police Recruit or Correctional Officer.

Successful Sheriff’s Cadets may be appointed as Police Recruits or Correctional Officers to the first academy class for which they become eligible, provided they serve a minimum of one year of service in the Cadet program, satisfactorily pass the required psychological, physical, and polygraph examinations.  The Cadet Program is under the supervision of the Commander, Training Division.  Cadets will also receive supervision from, and report directly to, designated personnel according to their assignments.  Work is evaluated through observations, conferences, and reports.

How To Apply:

Registering for an account does not make you an applicant. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered for employment.

If you are a first time user of the new online application system, applying for a position, you will need to create a new account. Please save your username and password.

All components of the application and questionnaires must be fully completed in order to be evaluated for the position.

Your application is complete when you have entered all required information, submit and receive a “Thank you for applying” notice.

  • You will also receive an email. (Check your SPAM folder)

The system allows you to upload your resume and training documents.

Once your application has been received you will receive an email response, you may also log back into the system at any time to review your status update. NOTE: Status updates are only available for the positions of Police, Corrections, Cadet or Court Security.

Before applying, please make sure you view the Description and the full Announcement to make sure you meet all qualifications. If you have questions regarding meeting a qualification, please contact us at 301-609-5933.