Court Bailiff

Salary: $54,205 (Effective 07/01/2023)


Applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have minimum vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/40
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Successfully pass written test
  • Oral review board
  • Polygraph examination
  • Comprehensive background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Physical agility test
  • Physical exam
  • An interview with the Sheriff

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Job Description

Title/Rank: Deputy Sheriff (Bailiff)

General Definition of Work

Performs responsible protective service and human support work in providing security in the court rooms; does related work as required; works under regular supervision

Description of Duties

Illustrative only:

  • Ensures the security and order of courtrooms prior to and during court sessions
  • Transports and supervises the movement of prisoners to and from court, secures in holding cells
  • Transports prisoners to other jails and institutions
  • Removes unruly individuals from the courtroom
  • Searches courtroom for contraband and inmates for unauthorized possession prior to court appearance
  • Files reports
  • Responds and carries out all orders of the Judge
  • Serves summons, notices, warrants and capias

In addition, each sworn officer in the Hanover County Sheriff's Office must maintain the ability to perform the essential job functions of a sworn law enforcement officer as described under the "Deputy Sheriff - Patrol" job description, regardless of their current assignment (e.g., Investigative Division, Administrative Division).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • General knowledge of court procedures
  • Ability to exercise tact and judgment in handling visitors of the court and in maintaining the behavior of prisoners
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction
  • Ability to develop skill in the use of firearms
  • General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the geography of the County
  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action

Minimum Education & Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and ability to successfully complete the appropriate training as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this position. Possession of all requirements as prescribed by state regulations. Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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