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Bailiffs - 33-3011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Maintain order in courts of law.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bailiff
  • Court Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Court Security Officer
  • Deputy Bailiff
  • Court Bailiff
  • Security Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff Court Services

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Announce entrance of judge.
  • Check courtroom for security and cleanliness and assure availability of sundry supplies, such as notepads, for use by judge, jurors, and attorneys.
  • Enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure.
  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.
  • Guard lodging of sequestered jury.
  • Maintain court docket.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.
  • Provide jury escort to restaurant and other areas outside of courtroom to prevent jury contact with public.
  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
  • Report need for police or medical assistance to sheriff's office.
  • Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.
  • Screen, control, and handle evidence and exhibits during court proceedings.
  • Stop people from entering courtroom while judge charges jury.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Document legal or regulatory information.
  • Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities.
  • Guard facilities.
  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain public order or security.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
  • Prevent unauthorized individuals from entering restricted areas.
  • Process forensic or legal evidence in accordance with procedures.
  • Provide security escorts for officials, jury members, or other individuals.
  • Request emergency personnel.
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
  • Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Bailiff