If you desire an opportunity to serve as a security officer, here’s an opportunity for you. MUNICIPAL COURTS SECURITY OFFICER (BAILIFF) at Houston, TX, USA


Job Type: Full–time

Location: Houston

Pay Grade: 12


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•Salary of the qualified candidate would be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and considering the pay rates of other employees on the same level.


• You are required to possess a high school diploma or a GED

• Applicant must have CPR training, or the capacity to obtain CPR training within six weeks of hire

•Be skilled and effective in communication, being tactical while communicating with persons in sensitive situations.

•Ability to communicate in Spanish and English languages.  

•Knowledge of courtroom procedures appropriate to maintain well-organized operations is also required

•One year of experience, possibly in a law enforcement agency

•One year of military or police training might be acceptable for the above experience requirement

• Applicants are expected to possess solid interactive skills

•Experience relating with Judges, lawyers, and the general public in a professional and courteous way

The department would give, and the applicant is expected to complete a skills assessment relevant to the job description


•Provision of general security services to uphold order and efficient operations of a municipal court

•Conducts check of the courtroom for Security before and after each court session

• Ensure Security in the courtroom when Court is not in session, screen and conducts daily inspections of all security equipment

•Inspects and searches persons and belongings for weapons at the discretion of the Judge

•Assists in seating court participants, spectators, and jury members

•You will assist in verifying the address and other necessary details for purposes of delayed payments or as otherwise instructed by the Judge

• Will offer assistance in authenticating warrants against defendants on the docket for pending cases

•Performance of opening and closing ceremonies of the Court,

•Enforcement orders of contempt, securing defendant(s) and assisting in processing contempt expeditiously

•Preparation of daily reports

•Obliges citations concerning matters of the Court when necessary to advance trial or court procedures

•Expected to perform other duties as would be assigned by the Judge

•Might have to deal with some unpleasant situations, such as occasional contact with office chemicals and likely extensive use of a video display terminal


Workdays and timing: 

Monday – Friday

first shift – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Second shift – 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

• This shift system may be subject to change


Sporadic light lifting, occasional discomforts from exposure to temperature and air conditions below the optimal level. You might have to deal with reasonably displeasing situations, infrequent contact with office chemicals, and widespread use of a video display terminal. This position would require long periods of standing.


Applicant should have a high school diploma or a GED 

Must have CPR training or be able to get CPR training within six weeks of hiring.

One year of related work experience in a law enforcement agency is preferable.

One year of military or police training may be an accepted experience requirement in place of that mentioned above.


There would be preferences for candidates with the following:

• Great relational skills

• Experience in relating with Judges, lawyers, and the general public professionally and courteously.

• Bilingual, Spanish


Selection / Skills Tests would be required. Only the applications submitted online will be accepted for this job opportunity and must be received by the Human Resources Department Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. If you are selected for further processes involved All new and rehires must pass through a drug test and subjection to a physical examination and authentication of the provided information. EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Houston is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a workforce and work environment free of discrimination and harassment based on any legally protected status or protected characteristic. For more information, visit> https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston/jobs/3885607/municipal-courts-security-officer-bailiff.


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