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Business Unit: 23900

Bailiff, Security #1011206-23900, Full-time, Perm in Clovis, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 11-06-2020 - Close Date: 02-24-2021

Job Pay Range: $10.084 - $16.387 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $12.605 - $13.865 per hour

The Ninth Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified, Bailiff, Security position #10112026-23900 with the Ninth Judicial District Court in Curry and Roosevelt counties. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under the general direction of a Judge, Court Administrator, or Bailiff Supervisor plan, monitor, provide security, and ensure proper court safety for a judicial entity and courtroom. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.


● The Bailiff Security is responsible for identifying and deterring suspicious activities, inappropriate behavior, illegal contraband and preventing in-courtroom communication, and contraband transfer between inmates and the public.
● Ensures proper behavior in the courtroom for all proceedings, provides customer service, and assists Judge, jurors, and other parties as needed.
● Sets up and takes care of the courtroom during proceedings.
● Coordinates with law enforcement agencies on the transportation of inmates to and from the courthouse and/or courtroom.
● Works with attorneys who may need special equipment for a hearing.
● Maintains, requests and secures exhibits entered as evidence during proceedings or until handed off at the end of trial to appropriate personnel.
● Obtains files and Judge’s notes of upcoming cases for Judge’s review.
● Assembles files in the order cases are to be heard for the day.
● Ensures Judge has immediate access to updated files, motions and documents.
● Assists in assembly of potential jurors and instructs jurors on processes.
● Provides customer service and maintains contact with jurors during trial.
● Maintains juror time records, takes roll-call and ensures jurors are seated properly.
● Ensures all parties are present for each hearing.
● Swears in witnesses and proper parties.
● Enters dispositions into the case management system, and prepare orders for the Judge’s signature.
● Performs Court Monitor duties.
● Assists in the document flow from the Judge to the attorney’s and/or pro se parties.
● Acts as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies.
● Trains and supports other bailiffs.
● Announces Judge’s entrance into and departure from the courtroom and ensures proper decorum is maintained in the courtroom during proceedings.
● Other duties as assigned.


The successful applicant should demonstrate knowledge of general court procedures, security
management and safety practices, evacuation procedures, fire alarm systems; metal detectors, security equipment, mobile x-ray inspection systems; safety and security processes, first aid techniques, fire and police reporting procedures, electronic equipment, and judiciary and courtroom protocols.


The following functions are representative, but not all-inclusive of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office or court setting. A valid driver's license and travel may be required. The assigned work schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients, the public, and judges and justices.

* This job description is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions performed


● Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) []
● State paid life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance
● Optional flexible spending accounts for medical, day-care, and travel expenses
● Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, up to eight (8) weeks
● Ten (10) paid holidays
● Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
● Lifetime Defined Benefits Retirement Plan []
● Flexible work schedules and alternative work locations*
● Free health care, Rx, lab work at facility (Stay Well Health Center) in Santa Fe, NM
● Bilingual compensation*
● Training and career development opportunities
● Higher education opportunities and educational leave
● May qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
● May receive overtime holiday or shift differential pay*
● May receive physical fitness leave*
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*these benefits vary by job classification or need*


  • Education: High school diploma or GED.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in a security, law enforcement, or legal setting, of which six (6) months’ must have been in law enforcement and/or security work.
  • Experience Substitution: Relevant post-secondary education may substitute for general experience at a rate of thirty (30) semester hours’ equals one (1) year of experience. Education or other relevant experience may not substitute for the six (6) months’ of required law enforcement and/or security experience.
  • Other: Selected candidates will receive additional security training specific to the court. Training may include operation of security and metal detecting equipment, standard first aid training, which includes Adult CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
TO APPLY: Submit a Judicial Branch Application for Employment, or a Resume with a Resume Supplemental form to the address below:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Ms. Katherine Grubelnik, Human Resources Administrator
Ninth Judicial District Court
Curry County Courthouse
700 N. Main St.; 3rd Floor; Suite #16
Clovis, NM 88101