Assistant Municipal Court Bailiff

Recruitment #21-CI8438-01

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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).

Special Requirements

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.

Additional Information

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 may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment 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).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

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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