Position Description

Jury Trial Bailiff - Clerk of Courts
Location MC - Wausau
MC Department Clerk of Courts
Application Deadline Date 9/1/19
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Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business. Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation; and
  • providing education and fostering economic development;
  • using process improvement techniques to improve public services.


Casual position in Marathon County's Clerk of Courts Office.  Work schedule is based on jury trials held in Marathon County Courts.  

A bailiff's main role is to maintain order during courtroom proceedings. Judges depend on bailiffs to ensure that the public, jury, legal teams, witnesses and defendants proceed through trials and other court proceedings with the required decorum. 



High school diploma and general understanding of court proceedings. Background in criminal justice system preferred.   Other combinations of education and work experience that provide the desired knowledge, skills and abilities may also be considered.  Flexible schedule required. 



As a bailiff, employees fulfill numerous important functions but primarily serve to enforce courtroom rules during trials and other proceedings. Job responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting the judge and jury throughout court proceedings.

  • Check in potential jurors upon entry into the courthouse.

  • Declaring the entry of the judge and calling witnesses into the courtroom.

  • Accompanying jurors outside the courtroom to prevent contact with the public.

  • Observe jurors for any needs during trial, hand out and collect notebooks, order lunch if needed.

  • Assisting jurors with their duties.

  • Set up and clean-up of jury room. 

  • Relaying messages from jurors to the court and their families.

  • Completing required paperwork and reports  May deliver verdict to the judge.

  • Collecting evidence from legal teams and the jury.

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

  • Performs related work as required.



  • Knowledge of general functions of the court system.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with the public, judges, attorneys, and court staff.

  • Ability to listen carefully and follow instructions or requests from the judge.

  • Ability to handle long days or possible weeks of jury trials.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.



$12.43 per hour.  No benefits are provided for this temporary/casual position.



Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, oral interview; review of references, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures.  All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.



Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.



Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.
If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position will be posted until needs are met.


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