Job Details

Court Security Officer

Division: Probate/Juvenile Court
Contact Name: Mattie M. Klein, Magistrate & Court Administrator
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 740-670-5627
Contact Fax: 740-670-5881
Date Posted: 7/2/2024
Position Location: 1 North Park Place, Newark, Ohio 43055
Position Description:


  • Screens all persons who wish to enter the courthouse for weapons and other harmful objects, utilizing the magnetometer, hand-held metal detector, and x-ray machine.
  • Maintains communications with court bailiffs and other security/law enforcement personnel regarding security-related issues and emergencies.
  • Takes steps to control emergency situations at the entrance level, including summoning proper assistance.
  • Directs the flow of the public and professionals entering and exiting the building in a courteous but cautious manner, paying special attention to abnormal behaviors.
  • Conducts searches of those entering when suspicion warrants such action.
  • Prepares appropriate reports of disturbances and accidents.
  • Conducts searches of the building and grounds as part of daily security checks and patrols the building and grounds as necessary when full staffing exists at entrance.
  • When staffing thresholds are met and the need arises, may provide bailiff duties and other court security assistance for the court.
  • May assist in short-term after-hour supervision of prisoners pending official transport to a secured facility.
  • Assists in transportation of juveniles in custody of the Court.
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.
  • Assists with oversight of security issues and daily operations for the Probate-Juvenile Court.
  • Maintains open communication with judges, magistrates, court staff, attorneys, parties, families, youth, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Provides safety and security support and training for court staff and departments.
  • Assists with installation, monitoring, and maintenance of security cameras and equipment necessary to monitor security in the Licking County courthouse and at A.R.C.
  • Investigates incidents occurring in the courthouse, at A.R.C., and surrounding grounds, and reports and documents any incidents or security issues.
  • Responds to emergency situations and directs staff and public accordingly.
  • Assists Court Services and law enforcement as deemed necessary, including but not limited to, detaining, handcuffing, monitoring, escorting, and transporting youth and adults when needed.
  • Wears an approved uniform, carries an approved firearm, and provides proof of training, certification and annual firearm requalification.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Brief Description:

The primary responsibility of the Court Security Officer is to ensure all persons entering the Licking County courthouse are screened to prevent the presence of weapons and other contraband inside the facility and to provide general overall security in the building in order to provide a safe and secure environment for the Judges, court personnel, those doing business at the court, and members of the general public.

Job Prerequisites:

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function, duty, and responsibility satisfactorily. In addition, all qualifications, education, uniform/equipment, and certification requirements must be met. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A High School Diploma or equivalent G.E.D., as well as knowledge and experience with computers are required; an advanced degree/certificate or related training is preferred; law enforcement and/or court and security experience is preferred.


UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT: This position is required to wear a Court approved uniform and requires the individual to possess and show proof of a valid Ohio Driver’s License.


Ability to qualify and safely carry a handgun in the State of Ohio, certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Academy, is mandatory. Annual requalification, training, and certification is required. This position additionally requires an individual to possess or obtain certification in x-ray scanning, metal detector and wand, audio and visual surveillance system, First Aid, CPR, and AED.


LANGUAGE AND REASONING SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend general correspondence and memos; ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with judges, magistrates, attorneys, staff, families, youth, public, and outside agencies; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, problem solve, and assess security issues are all required for this position.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Attention to detail; ability to work independently and under pressure; and, ability to maintain confidentiality is required.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Ability to physically restrain another person is required. The employee must be able to climb stairs, run quickly, and act immediately in an emergency situation. Ability to understand verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person, by radio, and by telephone is a must.


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

Application Procedure:

TO APPLY:   Submit completed application and resume to the Licking County Court of Common Pleas Court, Probate-Juvenile Division, ATTN: Mattie Klein, Court Administrator, 1 N. Park Place, Newark, Ohio 43055, or submit electronically to [email protected]. Applications can be obtained by visiting


COMPENSATION:Commensurate with experience

About UFA:

Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Probate-Juvenile Division, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly