Position:  Deputy Bailiff (1899-46)
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  1899-46
# of Openings:  1

Deputy Bailiff (1899-46)
Open Until Filled
Clerk of Courts
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, Oh 45202
35 Hours/Week   M-F, 7 am – 3 pm or 8 am – 4 pm
Overtime coverage as needed.
May vary based on need.
20.11 per hour
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have Ohio driver’s license and minimum required liability insurance under State law
  • RCIC certification; may be obtained within 1 year after employment
  • Must have and maintain yearly firearm and Taser certification
  • Required: (1) Commission certificate of completion of an O.P.O.T.A. approved peace officer training program; OR (2) Completion of a forty-hour O.P.O.T.A. approved firearms training program. Note: Twenty –hour firearms, Private Security certification or CCW Permit will not qualify as a replacement for the forty-hour firearms O.P.O.T.A. certification.
  • Required: All candidates must provide documentation of firearm qualification with an authorized duty weapon or compete re-certification within reasonable time of employment offer or start of employment
  • Preferred: Four years of experience in Ohio law enforcement or other similar position in other state, court system, or the United States military police.
Under general supervision, this position provides armed Bailiff services for Hamilton County.  Bailiffs maintain the safety, security, neutrality, integrity, and confidentiality of the court system, and serve and execute court orders.   Bailiffs prevent potentially life-threatening activities directed toward judges, court personnel, jurors, witnesses, defendants, prisoners and the general public; and maintain order in the courtrooms and common areas. Bailiffs execute and serve court orders throughout Hamilton County including capiases, warrants, subpoenas, evictions, attachments, repossessions, and executions. 
The ideal candidate shares our vision and demonstrates our values of serving others, kindness and respect, and is:
Eager to learn
Committed to excellence
Good communicator
Big-picture thinker
  • Maintains security over inmates to/from/during court hearings and maintains courtroom security and decorum during proceedings.
  • Serves and executes court orders e.g. capiases, warrants, subpoenas, evictions, attachments, repossessions, and executions.
  • Executes court processes directed to Bailiff’s office.
  • Completes records documenting type of service.
  • Investigates and takes custody or issues citations of persons under the discretion of court ordered warrants and orders of detention (including body attachments).
  • Provides fixed post and/or security at assigned areas to protect life and property of county personnel and citizens.
  • Enforces state statues and performs high visibility preventative security.
  • Responds to special security needs and duress alarms.
  • Prepares and submits written reports pertaining to crimes, incidents, activities and other violations.
  • Promptly informs supervisors of unusual incidents or conditions.
  • Fulfills all public safety obligations as prescribed by law and certification training plus any additional training as required by the Administration.
  • Acquires and maintains all state-required certifications and re-qualification.
  • Department policies and procedures & familiarity with the court process.
  • Structure and process of law enforcement.
  • State and local laws, basic geographical layout of county, and safety and security practices and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times and act in accordance with the office values - serving others, respect, integrity, fairness and kindness.  Quickly, appropriately and successfully defuses stressful situations when needed.  Appropriately manages interactions with individuals of various personalities and behavior-displays. 
  • Interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, personalities and characteristics, including but not limited to age, gender-identity, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and physical appearance.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Exercise sound judgment in dealing with matters of possible confidential nature.
  • Handle sensitive contact with general public.
  • Complete routine forms and prepare and maintain meaningful, concise and accurate records and reports.
  • Carry out detailed, but basic oral and written instructions.
  • Demonstrate endurance under vigorous physical activity
  • Proficient in the use of duty weapon, Taser device, handcuffs, leg restraints, and belly chains
  • Customer service
  • Basic computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand at great lengths, as well as walk and sit.
Working conditions include being subject to exposure to potentially violent, disruptive or agitated persons and working with high risk individuals (i.e. inmates, former felons, indigents, etc.). Must possess the ability to use restraint techniques to control and/or detain subjects when necessary. Employee may be required to singly lift/control/restrain/handcuff individuals of different sizes. Bailiff must be able to use appropriate and necessary force, up to and including deadly force, in order to protect oneself and others from serious physical harm.
Employee must have the ability to use and carry Hand Cuffs, Taser Device, X-ray Hand-held Wand, and 2-way radio.  County vehicle will be used to drive to various assigned locations. Employee is responsible for the storing and safe handling of devices in the form of firearms, ammunition, Tasers, and Taser cartridges.
Clerk employees are subject to redeployment and/or cross-training at the Clerk of Courts discretion.
All candidates are subject to a pre-employment background check, as well as regular background checks throughout employment.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts is committed to providing a work environment where all employees are treated fairly and equally in all terms and conditions of employment, and all decisions concerning Clerk employees or applicants shall be made without regard to race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We have zero tolerance for violations of employee rights, harassment, or discrimination based on any of the above criteria.

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