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Bailiffs

Maintain order in courts of law.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure.
    • Arrest persons in court when arrest warrants have been issued.
    • Report need for police or medical assistance to sheriff's office.
    • Maintain court docket.
    • Check courtroom for security and cleanliness and assure availability of sundry supplies, such as notepads, for use by judge, jurors, and attorneys.
    • Stop people from entering courtroom while judge charges jury.
    • Screen, control, and handle evidence and exhibits during court proceedings.
    • Provide assistance to the public, such as directions to court offices.
    • Announce entrance of judge.
    • Provide jury escort to restaurant and other areas outside of courtroom to prevent jury contact with public.

    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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    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.

    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.

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    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,400
    • Yearly Projected Openings 120

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    Personality

    Realistic: 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

    Tools

    • Security metal detector
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Digital cameras
    • Automobiles or cars
    • Alcohol analyzers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Analytical or scientific software
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