Court Bailiff / Security

Marion County Court of Common Pleas


Marion County Court of Common Pleas has an immediate opening for hire

Bailiff/Courthouse Security – Full time position available, with annual salary based upon experience.

As a member of our team, you will work in a diverse environment with interaction with many different aspects of the legal system. As courthouse security, you will be given opportunities to learn how the court process works for both criminal and civil matters. You will be a public employee entrusted with ensuring that not only does the courthouse remain secure, but also that the constitutional rights of the parties are protected. The entire court system will rely on your ability to perform your job duties in a professional and irreproachable manner.

Benefits – Marion County offers a benefits package that includes, health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance. Court of Common Pleas employees are members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Generous vacation and sick leave as well as eleven paid holidays are provided.

Resumes may be:

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Tom Oyster, Administrative Bailiff

Marion County Courthouse

100 North Main Street

Marion OH 43302

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The Bailiff/Court Security officer falls under the purview of the Administrative Judge and reports directly to the Administrative Bailiff or other staff as assigned. This is an unclassified salary position. Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm but additional hours may be necessary from time to time. No overtime, comp time or flex time will be provided.

Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor while conducting security screens of all persons entering the courthouse. Performs security sweeps of the building as well as the exterior property to ensure the security and safety of all persons doing business with the court. Is responsible for directing persons entering the courthouse to the proper department, courtroom, or facility and may be required to escort persons as well. Occasionally fill the role of courtroom bailiff as needed.

Qualifications: High School Diploma of GED required with training and/or experienced in security, corrections, or law enforcement preferred. A current 40 Hour OPOTA firearms certification is required. Training and certification in unarmed self-defense, TASER, subject control tactics, and arrest procedures is preferred. Ability to read and comprehend the English language is required. Excellent communication skills and ability to defuse situations verbally is required.

Physical Demands: Ability to sit, stand, walk for the duration of the shift. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to lift, twist, carry, occasionally run, control subjects, perform arrests, and assist other bailiffs and law enforcement officers in apprehension of fleeing or fighting subjects.

Marion County Court of Common Pleas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or genetic information.