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Common Pleas Court Bailiff

Pay base on experience - Starting Minimum Salary $33,500


Daily Operations:

  • Assisting and protecting the judge and jury throughout court proceedings
  • Covid-19 screening of visitors prior to courtroom entry
  • Perform metal and x-ray detection of individuals and materials before entering the courtroom
  • Declaring the entry of the judge and calling witnesses into the courtroom
  • Completing required paperwork and reports
  • Covid-19 screening of visitors prior to courtroom entry
  • Escorting defendants between the courtroom and detention facility
  • Presentation of evidence during the hearing on cart for visual display
  • Set-up of Video Conferences in Courtroom and Law Library
  • Drug screens of defendants
  • Responsible for security of the 2nd floor
  • Administering the oath to defendants before testifying
  • Monthly inspections of gun safes throughout the floor
  • Cross checking of warrants and docket
  • Sanitizing of hallways and courtroom
  • Inventory of First Aid cabinet
  • General Housekeeping of the Courtroom and Jury Room

Daily Operations:

  • Perform metal and x-ray detection of individuals and materials before entering the courtroom
  • Covid-19 screening of visitors prior to courtroom entry
  • Unlock/lock courtrooms and jury rooms and ensure that they are neat and orderly
  • Polish and fill water pitchers for court and jury rooms
  • Maintain supplies of paper, pencils, water, and other materials for use during court
  • Sign in all persons appearing in court and ensure each is on the docket
  • Explaining rules of the court to media, and execution of entry

Trial/Courtroom Duties:

  • Assisting and protecting the judge and jury throughout court proceedings
  • Open court and inform the judge that court is ready
  • Take custody of jurors, assist jurors in finding seats, and distribute jury questionnaires
  • Accompanying jurors outside the courtroom to prevent contact with the public
  • Collecting evidence from legal teams and the jury
  • Presentation of evidence during the hearing on cart for visual display
  • Call witnesses and administer oaths to witnesses and jurors
  • Relay messages from jurors to court and families
  • Advise court personnel and attorneys when verdicts are reached
  • Escort defendants to and from the courtroom
  • Operate courtroom equipment
  • Prevent smoking, noise, or other distractions in the courtroom during trial
  • Assist jurors with their duties and take lunch/dinner orders
  • Take custody of defendants in the courtroom and transport them to the correctional facility

Qualifications:

  • Completion of High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Ohio operator’s license
  • Experience in probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, law enforcement preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Display excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Some evening hours may be required
  • Must be willing to become OPOTA firearms and Taser certified
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check and urine analysis

Please submit a resume to vgrooms@adamscountycourts.com