Twin Falls County Civil Bailiff in TWIN FALLS, Idaho

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This position works 19 hours per week and is eligible for paid vacation and sick time.


Maintains order in courtroom during trial and guards jury from outside contact. Work includes checking courtroom for security and cleanliness; enforcing courtroom rules of behavior; stopping people from entering courtroom while judge charges jury; providing jury escort to restaurant and other areas outside of courtroom to prevent jury contact with public; guards lodging of sequestered jury; prepares court calendar and custody lists for court. Work is performed in a courtroom or office setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

-Provides for comfort of jury members during trials;

-Serves as the custodian of juries during deliberation;

-Maintains an inventory of refreshments for use during jury trials;

-Prepares daily courtroom assignments for judges and staff;

-Prepares custody lists for the day's court calendar;

-Performs security screening;

-Enforces courtroom rules of behavior;

-Guards security for sequestered jury;

-Responds to court's, Commissioners', elected officials', County employees' and citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

-Performs time management and scheduling functions, meets deadlines, and sets project priorities;

-Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate co-workers to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

-Maintains strict confidentiality in all cases;

-Assists other department and County employees as needed or requested;

-Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.


-Performs other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be successful in the position.

Knowledge of:

-Rules of evidence;

-Court services, processes, policies and procedures;

-Current office practices and procedures, including data entry;

-Record keeping and filing practices and procedures;

-English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition;

-Basic bookkeeping and cash handling;

-Customer service procedures, techniques, and objectives;

-Operation of a personal computer and job-related software applications.

Skill and Ability to:

-Speak clearly and communicate accurate information to others;

-Use English to communicate effectively with others;

-Proficiently operate computers, software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, or similar office software to create documents and other materials, maintain information, and generate reports;

-Listen carefully to, understand, and effectively communicate through oral, written, and interpersonal communication channels;

-Follow verbal and written instructions;

-Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision;

-Use good judgment to make sound and reasonable decisions and problem-solving skills to respond to customer service needs in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies;

-Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;

-Maintain confidentiality;

-Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

-Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;

-Perform all duties in accordance with County policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.


-High school diploma or GED;

-One year's experience in a courtroom, law enforcement or attorney's office; or

-An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

-Must successfully pass background investigation relevant to the position and remain in good standing for the duration of employment with the County.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, use hands to keyboard or type, handle materials , or manipulate tools used in performing the essential functions of the classification, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities required by this classification includ