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Court Bailiff


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Job Summary/objective:

This is a sworn, part-time position, assigned to assist in the operation and security of the Municipal Court. Work involves an element of personal risk, requires independent judgement, and discretion in difficult or unusual situations. The position will be on Wednesday from 8am to 5pm, unless it is a holiday or there is no court scheduled. The employee must be P.O.S.T-Certified prior to hire date.  The Court Bailiff reports directly to the Director of Court Operations and/or Senior Court Clerk and the Judge.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.



Essential Function and Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides court security to include protection of the judge, court staff, and others in the courtroom, controlling inmates, conducting, and providing physical security for the court, fingerprinting defendants, retrieving municipal court bonds from DeKalb County Jail, and all other duties as assigned.
  • Assists the clerks and staff in providing smooth and effective operations of the Municipal Court.
  • May be asked to call the Court to order prior to the judge stepping onto the bench.
  • Assists in maintaining order within the courtroom, preventing all unnecessary noise or disruption, to include assuring no one approaches the bench without the Judges permission.
  • Reports to work as prescribed by the Judge or Clerks.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in law enforcement record keeping and confidentiality, basic knowledge of the court process and system.
  • Ability to handle many assignments, effectively multi-task, at once in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work all assigned shifts.
  • Ability to work a metal detector, belt scanner, or handheld scanner.
  • Ability to work a LiveScan machine.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and local state law enforcement officials under both pleasant and difficult circumstances.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department co-workers, and other city employees, while working independently as well as with others under general supervision.


Communication and reasoning abilities:

Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents ranging from correspondence to policies and procedures. Ability to deal with a variety of factors and situations, and to solve practical problems. Ability to recall any pertinent facts or information clearly and concisely. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the general public.


Required Education, Credentials, Experience:


  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED), some college preferred.
  • Georgia P.O.S.T Certified or Graduate of a Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
  • In good standing with P.O.S.T and must continue to be in good standing.
  • Complete GCIC Security and Integrity Training.
  • Georgia Driver’s License within 30 days of hire.
  • Be able to perform the essential job functions as listed.


Physical Characteristics:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, the ability to focus and peripheral vision.


Environmental Factors:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee understands that he/she could be exposed to individuals with criminal backgrounds.

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