Court Security Officers
Court Security Officers safeguard federal courts and court employees against unauthorized, illegal, and potentially life-threatening activities and are deputized as Special Deputy U.S. Marshals with firearms and arrest powers while on duty at their given worksites.
Each candidate shall:
•Be a citizen of the United States of America.
•Be at least 21 years of age. While there is no maximum age limit for CSO positions, all applicants shall be able to withstand the physical demands of the job and be capable of responding to emergency situations.
•Be a high school graduate or have a General Educational Development (GED), or equivalency.
•Be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
•Possess a valid state driver’s license.
•Successfully completed or graduated from a certified Federal, state, county, local or military law enforcement training academy or program that provided instruction on the use of police powers in an armed capacity while dealing with the public. The certificate shall be recognized by a Federal, state, county, local or military authority, and provide evidence that an individual is eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer.
•Have at least three (3) calendar years of verifiable experience as a certified law enforcement officer or its military equivalency. The experience will have included general arrest authority (this experience does not have to be consecutive). All three (3) years shall have occurred within the last seven (7) years. (Note: this requirement is not applicable to CSOs currently serving in the capacity of a CSO for the USMS or under the preceding USMS contract, and may be waived in very remote geographic locations following a case-by-case review by the OCS.) This requirement is waived for separated or returning CSOs provided they have served under this or a prior CSO contract within the previous three (3) years.
•Be free from conviction of any felony.
•Be free from conviction of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence in accordance with Title 18, Section 922(g)(9) of the United States Code. The term “convicted” is generally defined in the statute as excluding
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