Bailiffs

Maintain order in courts of law.

Median Annual Wage: $38,150

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (53%); Some college, no degree (32%); Post-secondary certificate (13%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Bailiff; Court Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Deputy Bailiff; Security Officer; Court Security Officer; Court Bailiff; Deputy Sheriff Court Services

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  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
  • Enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.
  • Check courtroom for security and cleanliness and assure availability of sundry supplies, such as notepads, for use by judge, jurors, and attorneys.
  • Screen, control, and handle evidence and exhibits during court proceedings.
  • Report need for police or medical assistance to sheriff's office.
  • Stop people from entering courtroom while judge charges jury.
  • Announce entrance of judge.

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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