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; assisting other bailiffs/security in the scanning individuals entering the building; assisting 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.