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Deputy Judicial Marshal - Part Time

Trial Court Administration | Caldwell, ID | Part Time

Job Description

Hours:  19 hours per week

Compensation:  $20.00 per hour

Application Period Ends:  Open until filled

General Statement of Duties 

Provides courtroom and courthouse security; directs jury activities and ensures jury security during jury trials; performs related work as required.


Classification Summar

The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide security during courtroom proceedings and ensure the general security and safety of court employees. The employee is charged with directing the activities of a jury and ensuring the jury’s security during a jury trial. The Deputy Judicial Marshal is supervised by the Trial Court Administrator or his/her designee.  The principal duties of this class are performed in both a courtroom and general office environment that may include exposure to potential personal danger.


Examples of Work (Illustrative Only) 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Attends court proceedings, deters or controls courtroom disturbances and outbursts, and ensures security and safety of persons in the courtroom;
  • Carries out instructions of the presiding judge during courtroom proceedings;
  • Takes individuals into custody on warrants & as ordered by the presiding judge including but not limited to, arresting & book in process of individuals
  • Monitors jury activities and performs duties of jury custodian, including jury orientation, arranging accommodations and transportation, escorting jurors to crime scenes, and tracking expenses;
  • Ensures safety and security for problem solving court proceedings, classes offered by Family Court Services; Court Assistance Office;
  • Ensures safety and security of court personnel and general courthouse security;
  • Assists the public by providing information and answering inquiries about court schedule, locations, and procedures;
  • Provides other court, courthouse, building, and related security, as needed;
  • Performs investigations of threats, juror misconduct reports, and related incidents as directed;
  • Completes reports and other related documents in a timely manner;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County and Court policies, procedures, and safety practices.


Other Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provides guidance and training to part-time or temporary bailiffs, as needed;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Knowledge of: 

  • Methods, techniques, tools, and objectives of ensuring courtroom, judge, public, court employee, and public safety and security;
  • Basic law enforcement methods, techniques, equipment, and objectives;
  • Court and related legal procedures and processes;
  • Officer safety skills including defensive tactics, handcuffing, and firearm operations;
  • Standard First Aid administration;
  • Security equipment, including firearms, metal detection and screening methods and equipment, and related equipment;
  • Customer service methods, techniques, and objectives.


Ability to: 

  • Work cooperatively and constructively with fellow workers and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality and quantity;
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Provide and ensure courtroom, public, and general courthouse safety and security;
  • Monitor defendant, audience, and other behaviors to ensure courtroom security and deter and control disturbances;
  • Understand and apply courtroom, state, and local law enforcement procedures, policies, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively, to recognize actual and potential dangers, and to determine proper course of action;
  • Cope with stressful situations calmly, fairly, tactfully, and with respect for individual rights;
  • Establish and maintain effective relations with persons with varied racial, religious, ethnic or economic backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of firearms;
  • Operate a motor vehicle;
  • Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer including program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Operate security and screening equipment;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports;
  • Keep immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Respond to citizen requests in a courteous and effective manner;
  • Make sound and reasonable decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations, and established procedures;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Learn new aspects of public security work;
  • Adhere to the Idaho Judicial Branch Code of Conduct for non-judicial employees.


Acceptable Experience and Training 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and must be at least 21 years of age;
  • Considerable years of experience in law enforcement is required;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.


Special Qualifications 

  • Idaho driver’s license;
  • POST certification preferred; basic law enforcement training required: Patrol, Corrections, Military Police, etc.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and have no felony convictions or history of domestic violence.


Essential Physical Abilities 

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, comprehend written and text documents, and maintain courtroom security;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to use a firearm safely and effectively and operate standard office equipment and a motor vehicle;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, stamina, strength, agility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to stand or sit for an extended period of time, physically restrain a defendant, and perform all duties required to maintain a secure courtroom environment.


EOE Statement 

Canyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions related to recruitment and selection are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.