VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Baliff ( Open Until Filled)



Hertford County is seeking to fill the following part-time position in governmental operations.



General Definition of Work

Performs responsible protective service work in the Sheriff’s Department ensuring courtroom safety and transporting inmates and psychiatric patients; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision.


Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

Supervising the activities of court proceedings, attendees, jurors, and judges; transports detainees;

The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Maintain order and security in the Courtroom.  Enforce courtroom decorum, rules and regulations.  Follow judge’s directions.  Assist as needed.

Transport inmates and patients. Take custody of offenders.

Escort and/or serve protection detail to court officials, judges, witnesses, jurors, and defendants when needed.

Monitors courtroom proceedings during trial;

Serves subpoenas, warrants, orders of arrest and other official court papers;

Interact with the public in a professional and effective manner.

Performs related tasks as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of courtroom security methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of courtroom rules and regulations; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick effective and reasonable courses of action; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; possession of physical agility and endurance.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Prefer law enforcement experience.


Physical Requirements

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.  The worker  may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license

Prefer Basic Law Enforcement Certification.


Annual Salary Range:



Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled


Application Process:

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety.  Your application must be signed.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.

Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:


Hertford County

Attn: Sheriff Dexter Hayes

701 North Taylor Street

Winton, NC 27986

Phone: (252) 358-7800

Fax: (252) 427-4584 (include cover letter)        



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