On-call Court Bailiff

Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

District Court Bailiff Job Description

Wage: $15.00 per hour 

Hours: On-Call Part-Time working 1-3 days per week during on the job training then working on-call as needed after successfully completing training period.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Maintains order and security in courtroom during hearings and trials, and guards jury from outside contact during jury trials and deliberations. Work schedule varies, depending on court hours and demands. Works cooperatively and effectively with the public and other employees. This is a part-time, on-call position, with no benefits.  Work schedule varies, depending on court hours and demands.


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent required
  2.  First aid training/certification, familiarity with legal proceedings, and law enforcement and/or security experience highly desirable.
  3. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.
  4. Ability to effectively to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to attorneys, members of the public, and other county employees.
  5. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but un-involved written or oral instructions.
  6. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  7. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10?s and 100?s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  8. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  9. Must successfully pass a background check, driving record check, and pre-employment physical.


  1. Checks courtroom and jury room for cleanliness.
  2. Checks and maintains courtroom and jury room for security, including collecting and retaining unauthorized firearms or other weapons from persons entering courtroom.
  3. Assures availability of supplies for use of judge, parties, witnesses, and jury.
  4. Assures courtroom procedures are followed and that all parties are present and ready for court.
  5. Announces entrance of judge.
  6. Enforces courtroom rules of behavior and warns persons not to disturb court procedures.
  7. Assists counsel and litigants in passing exhibits and other documents among witness, opposing party, judge, and jury.
  8. During jury trials, serves as liaison between court and jury and provides jury escort to restaurant and other areas outside of courtroom to prevent jury contact with public.
  9. Assures that jury is kept from viewing criminal defendants in handcuffs, leg irons, jail clothing, etc.
  10. Guards lodging of any jury under sequestration.
  11. Reports need for police or medical assistance to sheriff’s office.
  12. Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed in an office setting with periods of standing, sitting and kneeling.  This position also requires good listening skills and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.  Regular and punctual attendance is required.  Because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular hours within the department (no telecommuting).


Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other County employees, and County leadership. A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicates with customers and other County employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers. Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each of us. Demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors.

See Job Description above for all  qualifications, essential job functions, and working  conditions.

Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.