Livingston County
  • 09-Aug-2017 to 30-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Circuit Court
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • Starting at $18.30/hr- Grade 5- Non-Union
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Pension, 457, Wellness

Under the supervision of the Chief Judge and/or designee, serves as the lead Court Security Officer for the daily coordination, guidance and scheduling of Court Security Officers. Ensures the proper completion of assigned tasks by Court Security Officers. Functions as a Court Security Officer with responsibility in judicial security, courtroom security, building security and ancillary support security functions.

As an employee of the Courts, the Court Security Officer performs security and bailiff duties for all judges and attorney referees, as directed, at any County court facility as well as the Law Center.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Oversees assignment and scheduling of work, directs personnel in task accomplishment, monitors procedures and work output and assures timeliness and attendance for work, training or other duties.
  2. Responsible for the opening and closing of the secured courtrooms and additional interior areas within the courthouse/assigned building.
  3. Performs security patrols and contraband searches of the courtroom facilities to the public.
  4. Provides protection for judicial officials/jurors/witnesses/public during proceedings. Prepares the courtroom and overseas the jury before, during and after all deliberation.
  5. Performs security (foot or vehicular patrols) and contraband searches of exterior areas of the courthouse.
  6. Controls and maintains order in the courtroom and/or building.
  7. Provides security response in emergency situations and makes requests for needed assistance.
  8. Assumes custody of individuals remanded into custody by the judge.
  9. Monitors public and private entrances and corridors.
  10. Assists law enforcement officers in guarding prisoners in the courtrooms and adjacent holding areas, and moving prisoners in and out of the court as needed.
  11. Maintains order and decorum in an assigned courtroom. Remains positioned in a location that enables the officer to monitor all persons and activities in the courtroom.
  12. Enforces court or facility policies and/or rules, or Local Administrative Orders, as approved by the Chief Judge.
  13. Courteously provides directions and general information to persons within the court facilities.
  14. Renders first aid to citizens and or employees when possible.
  15. Assists the court with preliminary Breath Test, Swab Drug Test and other various tasks when possible.
  16. Performs other security and security-related tasks and duties as directed.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High School diploma and minimum of two years of experience in law enforcement and/or complex security setting.
  • MCOLES certified preferred
  • The Court, at its discretion, may consider and alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Deputized by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Must have no prior or expunged felony convictions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of law enforcement and security protocols.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, policies and regulations.
  • Ability to use sound independent judgment within established policy and procedurals guidelines.
  • Ability to use sound independent judgement within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with court personnel, juries, County employees, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations and work effectively under stress and in emergency situations.
  • Basic skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including some knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications, with the ability to learn any necessary features of the court's software programs and applicable state software databases.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents, inspect materials and explains procedures. The employee must be mobile in an office setting, stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 75 lbs. without assistance and be physically able to restrain unruly individuals.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a courtroom or security setting, possibly in dangerous law enforcement situations. The noise level in the work environment can range from quiet to loud, depending on the assignment.


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