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Bailiffs

Also called: 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.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Social
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Case management system software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$47,830
$24,620
$82,900
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