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  • Magistrate’s Court Bailiff

    Garrett County Government
    Job Description
    The role of the Magistrate’s Court Bailiff is to maintain order and security in the courthouse facility.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Prepare courtroom environment for daily session (i.e.: lights, fans, heat, and ventilation, drinking water, unlock doors, witness seating, microphone placement, and check for security issues throughout the courtroom).
    2. Provide armed security, maintain order, and perform other related functions during court sessions (i.e.:  announce session at beginning of day and after recesses, assist witnesses to stand as needed including calling sequestered witnesses and assist with exhibits at direction of the court).
    3. Provide specialized services for jury trial (i.e.: assist with new juror orientation, check attendance and attend to jurors in jury room, supervise jury at court’s direction during recesses and at meal time, prevent tampering at all times, provide security outside of jury room during deliberation to ensure secrecy and carry messages from jury to court and court to jury, arrange for meals and transportation to meals when directed by court, arrange transportation and supervise jury at courts direction during visits to scene, as needed.
    4. Attend to Grand Jury when in session (i.e.: orientation, attendance, and security), as needed.
    5. Coordinate custodial services in courtroom, jury room, and chambers as needed (i.e.: cleaning floors, furniture, and windows, evaluate need for maintenance, repairs, and redecorating), as needed.
    6. Assist in court library on request.
    7. Evaluate security issues in courthouse complex and make recommendations to the court and County Commissioners.
    8. Provide supervision for other courthouse security personnel id/when additional persons are employed.
    9. Other duties as assigned.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    1. Must be adept at communications with persons of all personalities and traits.
    2. Must be in good health and physically fit.
    3. Must be familiar with laws pertaining to deadly force and have been previously qualified or be able to qualify in handling a sidearm.
    4. Must be able to recognize, evaluate, and act upon security issues in a courtroom/courthouse environment.
    5. Must be able to follow instructions.
    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Prior experience in law enforcement or related field of work, which has exposed employee to the courtroom experience.
    • Must be willing to attend training as needed.
    Qualified interested persons should submit a Garrett County Government Employment Application along with a resume to Garrett County Human Resources by one of the following methods:  mail - 203 South Fourth Street, Room 206, Oakland, Maryland 21550;  email - humanresources@garrettcounty.org; fax - (301) 334-5026 or deliver to the drop box at the public entrance of the Courthouse on Alder Street, Oakland, MD. 

    Please visit https://www.garrettcounty.org/hr/job-position-openings for employment application and job description. Deadline for filing applications is December 2, 2021. EOE
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