Bailiffs


Also called : Bailiff, Court Bailiff, Court Constable, Court Deputy, Court Officer, Court Security Officer, Deputy Bailiff, Deputy Court Services Sheriff, Security Officer

What they do


Maintain order in courts of law.

On the job, one would


  • Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.

  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.

  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.

  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.

  • Guard lodging of sequestered jury.

KNOWLEDGE


  • Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

  • Law and Government
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

SKILLS


  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Monitoring
    Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • 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.

  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

ABILITIES


  • Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Self-Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Concern for Others
    Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

  • Social Orientation
    Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

  • Independence
    Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Analytical or scientific software

  • Calendar and scheduling software

  • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

  • Data base user interface and query software

  • Document management software

  • Electronic mail software

  • Internet browser software

  • Office suite software

  • Presentation software

  • Spreadsheet software

  • Word processing software

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Preparation

    Medium Preparation Needed

  • Education

    Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

  • Experience

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

  • Jobtraining

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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