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Court Bailiff

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Rockwall County

Rockwall, TX

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The purpose of this position is to provide security for the 382nd District Court. This is accomplished by ensuring the safety of judges, attorneys and all parties present in the courtroom for hearings, trials and docket calls.


Provides court security by observing people in the courtroom.

Performs fingerprinting procedures for all defendants who are found guilty or plead guilty.

Conducts arrests of suspects who have outstanding arrest warrants.

Presides over the jury and ensures they are properly seated in the courtroom.

Retrieves daily mail and court files from the District Court and County Clerks; copies judgments and pleas for the jail docket and provides copies to the transport deputies; interacts with attorneys and public regarding court dockets.

Coordinates with detention center regarding prisoners.

Performs other duties as assigned.


This position has no supervisory or budget responsibilities.


Knowledge of applicable state rules, and County policies and procedures.

Skills in explaining court procedures and policies in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner to the public.

Ability to evaluate situations based on training and experience and make good independent decisions based on practices, rules and procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with attorneys, law enforcement agencies, jurors and co-workers.

Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding court cases.

Self-disciplined and self-motivated to work alone and with others.

Ability to operate standard office equipment and the file management system.


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Basic Peace Officer’s Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).

Valid Texas Driver’s License


Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen.

Must successfully complete a background investigation.


Position is located in a courtroom with little exposure to environmental conditions. Exposure could be from people asserting aggression during court proceedings. Health and safety hazards are minimal. Protective equipment includes, but is not limited to, firearm, hand cuffs, pepper spray and police radio. Fine dexterity, sitting, standing, reaching, foot controls, balancing, bending, twisting and vision are constantly required. Frequent talking and walking are required. Occasionally, lifting and carrying are required.


Please refer to for instructions relative to the application process.

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

Closing Date: Monday, April 23, 2018 by 5:00 PM

Job Type: Full-time

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