BAILIFF

Job Order #: 16442287

Dover, NH 03820

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 3/14/2022

EXPIRES 6/12/2022

Job Description

BAILIFF
Superior Court Bailiff Sheriff's Office
Part Time, Per Diem

Per Diem court security position working in the New Hampshire Court System, subject to the sufficient funding of the Judicial Branch by the Legislature.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

A Superior Court Bailiff is responsible for the safety of the Courts, the safety of court personnel, guarding defendants, preventing escape of prisoners, preserving order in the Courtroom during a trial and supervising all relations with jurors.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general direction of the High Sheriff within established policies and procedures, the Superior Court Bailiff has the same duties as do the Officers of the Court and is subject to the order of the Court.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

1.    Attend all sessions of the court and remain until dismissed by the presiding justice.

2.    Perform the opening and closing procedures of court sessions.

3.    Conduct a physical inspection of the courtroom prior to and at the conclusion of each court session.

4.    Secure the courtroom when court is not in session.

5.    Review daily schedules of the court and the judge to determine if special security is warranted.

6.    Provide supervision to jurors, the public, the press and prisoners.

7.    Assist in seating court participants and spectators.


8.    Assure that order and decorum is maintained in the courtroom and courthouse when court is in session.

9.    Prevent persons from contact with the jury; prevent intrusions into restricted areas such as judge's chambers, conference rooms reserved for counsel-client privacy, etc.

10.    Prevent interference with custody of prisoners during criminal sessions.

11.    Provides security for prisoners, witnesses, jurors and public in the courtroom and adjacent areas; may be required to take appropriate action in disruptive situations in the courtroom; inspects the courtroom, judge's chambers and other court related for explosive devices; observes movement of the public in the court; questions suspicious persons; performs security screening of persons and removes illegal arms or contraband as necessary; may exercise the power of arrest as necessary within the court.

12.    Guards jurors during deliberations, meals and while sequestered to insure that they are not influenced by any outside sources; makes arrangement for meals.

13.    May assist with prisoner custody and control movements of prisoners within the court.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

1. Perform other similar or related duties as required or directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

1.    Knowledge of modern practices of courtroom procedure and terminology.

2.    Ability to deal effectively with other departments courts attorneys and the general public.

3.    Ability to express or exchange ideas verbally or in writing.

4.    Knowledge of defensive tactics and equipment if needed.

5.    Skilled in the use of communication devices, such as radios, telephones alarms, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1.    Possess the physical ability to intermittent standing.

2.    Possess the physical ability to control unruly persons and prevent disruption of court sessions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    High school diploma or equivalent plus required in-service training.


Work Schedule: Schedule varies by court needs and will be assigned by Chief Bailiff.
Full Day - 0800 hours - 1600 hours Half Day - 0800 hours - 1200 hours

Other:    Ability to successfully pass a background investigation.

Disclaimer:        This job description specifies general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this job.


Please email resume to: Marianne.Segool@MassHireLowellCC.com

How To Apply

Please email resume to: Marianne.Segool@MassHireLowellCC.com Once you complete your pre-registration you will be provided a link to set up your virtual profile on the Premier Virtual job fair website.

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MassHire Lowell Career Center

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Marianne.Segool@MassHireLowellCC.com

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107 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852

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