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Bailiff, Court Bailiff, Court Officer, Court Security Officer

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What they do:
Maintain order in courts of law.
On the job, you 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.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service

Math and Science

  • psychology


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others


  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

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