Job Description

Superior Court

Position: Bailiff

Starting Salary: $20.47/hour – $27.42/hour, Starting Salary: DOQ, DOE

Location: County Courthouse Employment Type: On-Call, Hourly – Open Until Filled

Benefits for position include: 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked per RCW 49.46.010(3).

Brief Duties and Responsibilities: This position acts as the court’s liaison with litigants, jurors, attorneys and the general public to ensure efficient operation of the court. Bailiffs are normally used only in jury trials which occur with a frequency that is irregular and unpredictable. Essential functions include maintaining order, decorum and judicial process in the courtroom. Responsible for the custody and comfort of jurors during all phases of the trial, providing orientation and seating them in the appropriate order in the courtroom. Assisting with the judicial process in the courtroom especially during trial selection and in the process of taking peremptory challenges. Assembling the necessary parties so that each court session can begin on time. Remain in the courtroom at all times when the jury is expected to be present.

Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work is performed in a court setting. Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds, walk, bend, reach, sit and stand for extended periods. Danger of physical harm may occasionally be present in the courtroom.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, special security, police, military or criminal training, and one (1) year of work experience in a related setting or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

Application: County application and resume required. Visit our website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to download a copy of the employment application and/or to apply online.

SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, ORAL INTERVIEW, BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRIVING RECORD CHECK.

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