Bailiff – Part Time – Multiple Positions Available
Open Until Filled
Wicomico County District Court
$17.92 per hour*
*Current State Judiciary Employees Only: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at https://mdcourts.gov/hr/salrangesfy18).
Work involves ensuring the safety of visitors, judges, employees, and the general public who visit the District Court. Duties also include preparing courtrooms for sessions, maintaining order in the courtroom and operating the courthouse metal detector. As considerable public contact is involved, the employee is required to exercise the practical judgment necessary to cope with unusual situations on an emergency basis. Bailiffs are considered essential personnel and are subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages. In the event that the building is closed either temporarily or for the remainder of the day, Bailiffs are required to remain at their post until relieved by proper authority.
High school diploma/GED and MUST have successfully graduated from a certified/accredited police training academy.
At least one (1) year of law enforcement experience as a police officer (not to include time spent in police training academy) and successful completion of required field training program/probationary period. Acceptable law enforcement experience shall include employment by a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency as a police officer (equivalent to a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions certified police officer).
Bailiff applicants will be required to furnish a letter of good standing from their employer (law enforcement agency) to be eligible for further consideration. A delay in providing this required documentation will result in a delay in consideration for hire. The letter of good standing must include verification that the applicant was a sworn law enforcement officer, provide the separation date, and must provide confirmation that the applicant left the agency in good standing. A sample letter of good standing can be provided, upon request.
Bailiffs must be able to successfully obtain and maintain licensing/certification in the following areas: Special Police Commission and Maryland State Handgun permit, both within 6 months of hire date; and licensing for all less lethal devices (OC spray); AED/CPR certification. Bailiffs must be able to successfully pass an initial pre-employment medical screening and a medical screening every 3 years once employed (fitness for duty). A pre-employment reference check will be conducted by the District Court Security Office. An at will status contract will be issued at the time of hire.
Work requires frequent physical effort such as standing and walking for eight hours daily and requires the physical ability to restrain and/or detain individuals. A physical examination is required. Ability to exercise independent judgement. Ability to exercise tact under pressure or in difficult situations with the public and diffuse situations in which parties may be hostile and in conflict with each other. Ability to recognize dangerous situations. Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.
Location/Region: Salisbury, MD