Other names for this job might include Bailiff, City Bailiff, County Bailiff, Court Bailiff, Court Officer, Court Security Officer, Deputy Bailiff, Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Court Services, Deputy Sheriff, Building Guard
On a daily basis, Bailiffs Enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure. They Announce entrance of judge.
1 of the main responsibilities as A Bailiff is to Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.
Some may also Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
In a normal work day, another thing that Bailiffs do is they Check courtroom for security and cleanliness and assure availability of sundry supplies, such as notepads, for use by judge, jurors, and attorneys.
In addition to that, they Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings..
A typical day for A Bailiff look like this:
Maintain public order or security.
Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.
Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
We asked some Bailiffs a few questions to find out what else does their work day look like. Here is what we found.
Do you have telephone conversations everyday in this job?
69% said yes
Do you have to use email everyday in this job?
21% said yes
How important is it to work in a team in this job?
74% said very important
Do you have group discussions everyday in this job?
95% said yes
Do you have to meet strict deadlines everyday in this job?
27% said yes
Do you talk or work with customers everyday in this job?
92% said yes
Do you have to deal with angry customers everyday in this job?
73% said yes
Do you have to make decisions everyday in this job?
66% said yes
Besides the “typical day” things that Bailiffs do, they Screen, control, and handle evidence and exhibits during court proceedings.
A typical week or month for them might include:
Process forensic or legal evidence in accordance with procedures.
40 hours per week
Regular (Set schedule and routine)
In a typical work week as A Bailiff, you can expect to work 40 hours per week.
Do Bailiffs work in an office-style work environment?
Once a week
Once a month
Once a year
Do Bailiffs work in a warehouse-style work environment?
You will like this career if you are someone who likes work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
You also like starting up and carrying out projects. They like leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
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