Job Description

Superior Court
Position: Bailiff
Starting Salary: $19.78/hour – $20.75/hour, Starting Salary: DOQ, DOE
Location: County Courthouse
Employment Type: On-Call, Hourly
Open Until Filled
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 to download a copy of the employment application and/or to
apply online. Mailing address: Human Resources/Risk Manager, PO Box 1506, Walla
Walla, WA 99362, fax (509)524-2603, call (509)524-2600 or email

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