Nature of Work
The fundamental reason this position exists is
to provide security within the Montgomery Municipal Court and to act as process
servers. Employees in this
classification are responsible for conducting physical inspections of persons
and items entering the Municipal Court and restrain disruptive individuals
within the Municipal Court building as needed. These employees also serve criminal subpoenas to witnesses and
complainants and make arrests by serving capias warrants and alias warrants upon
defendants who have failed to appear before the Municipal Court. Assistant Municipal Court Bailiffs also
perform specialized clerical duties of a legal nature, including the
maintenance of inmate and court records and data entry work. Primary work responsibilities may
include: serving criminal subpoenas;
making arrests by serving capias warrants and alias warrants; assisting the
Municipal Court Bailiff in establishing proper
order in courtroom before and during court sessions; the Municipal Court
Bailiff in maintaining order in the
courtroom; performing clerical and administrative duties; and monitoring the
flow of City Jail inmates. The Assistant Municipal Court Bailiff is
differentiated from the Municipal Court Bailiff in that the Municipal Court
Bailiff is responsible for smooth security operations of the Montgomery
Municipal Court and is responsible for supervising the Assistant Court Bailiffs
and other security staff. Work is
performed under the supervision of the Municipal Court Bailiff.
High school diploma or G.E.D. and
one year of law enforcement experience. Must
have and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer by the Alabama Peace
Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC).
Must possess and maintain a valid
Alabama Driver’s license and an insurable driving record. Must pass a background check with no
convictions of misdemeanors or felonies involving violence, force, or moral
turpitude. Must be willing to work some
nights as required to secure night court proceedings, administer warrants, or
perform major work responsibilities.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Bailiffs working
in court security stand on their feet for long periods of time in order to
operate the necessary equipment. They
may encounter individuals under emotional stress, individuals who are
attempting something illegal, and individuals who may become violent. Officers
working in process serving spend considerable time traveling in an
automobile. As they serve papers, they
may encounter individuals who are hostile or difficult.
Kind of Examination
Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Municipal Court
. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.
Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.
BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.
DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.
I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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