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You can do great work and love what you do at Cleveland Housing Court. A career in public service offers an opportunity to make a difference in the community.

We are an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of our members. One of the busiest courts in Ohio, Cleveland Housing Court is known for its professionalism, customer service orientation and strong commitment to public service. The work environment is stable with excellent compensation, benefits and retirement packages.

We are located in the 23-story Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. Our staff of 50 includes legal professionals as well as those involved with administration, security, public information, mediation, and information technology.

Cleveland Housing Court expects that employees will adhere to all court policies, guidelines, practices, and procedures; act as role models both inside and outside the Court; perform duties as workload necessitates in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner; be conscientious about meeting department productivity standards; and communicate regularly with supervisors about department issues.

The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Please take a moment to review what employment opportunities are available at this time. If no positions are listed, please check this site regularly for job postings in the future. Thanks.

Job Posting

Job Title: Deputy Bailiff
FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Department:  Bailiff
Civil Service: Unclassified

Supervisor: Chief Bailiff                                                                Employment Status: Full Time

Salary: $45,000 annually



The Deputy Bailiff is responsible for the safety and security of the Cleveland Municipal Court, Housing Division.  The Deputy Bailiff is also responsible for processing and enforcing the orders of the Court. 


Established in 1980, Cleveland Housing Court is one of two specialized housing courts in the state of Ohio. Under the leadership of Administrative Judge W. Moná Scott, Housing Court has a civil component that hears cases, corporations and other entities. These cases most often involve landlord/tenant matters. Some examples include Forcible Entry and Detainers (evictions), motions to stay evictions, temporary restraining orders for utility shut-off, motions to compel repairs, rent deposits, motions for release of rents, and motions to prohibit re-rental. Other civil actions include receivership and nuisance abatements. Cleveland Housing Court also has jurisdiction over criminal cases filed by the City of Cleveland and the Village of Bratenahl against property owners and/or persons in control of property in these areas.


We are expanding our team and seeking a highly skilled Deputy Bailiff.  We want someone who will be able to effectively and immediately contribute to our team. The Deputy Bailiff should be versed in working in a highly fast paced work environment, managing multi job related duties.  The Deputy Bailiff is responsible for providing security to the Cleveland Municipal Court, Housing Division and enforcing orders of the Court.


The following duties indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Deputy Bailiff.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of this position.  Other duties may be required or assigned at any time.  

  1. Secure court sessions by providing protection and assistance for Court personnel and the public.
  2. Provide assistance to Judge, Magistrate(s), or Staff Attorney(s) in conducing Court hearings.
  3. Monitor virtual hearings held by the Judge and Magistrates.
  4. Serve and enforce orders of the Court.
  5. Process Court documents including, but not limited to, attachments, evictions, contempt citations, criminal warrants, summonses and subpoenas.
  6. Assist in handling of case files and their presentation in hearings before the Court.
  7. Escort defendants and other individuals to the bench and/or other Court offices.
  8. Escort and secure prisoners.
  9. Supervise Court-ordered move-outs.
  10. Conduct searches of the interior and exterior of a premise at the time the move-out is executed.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Court.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and or abilities required. Alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) Basic Bailiff Academy/Private Security Firearms Training certified.
  2. Ability to pass psychological evaluation to carry a firearm.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of Court procedures and policies.
  4. Proficiency in operating a personal computer and using, or being able to learn, Microsoft Office products such as Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom and Webex.
  5. Ability to effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing in English to diverse audiences.
  6. Demonstrate dependability, reliability, and excellent attendance record.


High School graduate of equivalent required. Bachelor or Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement or related field preferred. Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and /or Basic Bailiff Academy/ Private Security Firearms Training preferred. Valid Ohio Driver’s License required.


The physical demands described here represent those an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this position. The work environment characteristics described here represent 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.

The primary function of the Housing Court Deputy Bailiff is security and may involve physical contact. It is imperative that all Deputy Bailiffs are able to meet the physical demands of the job including, but not limited to stand, or walk at least (6) hours per day, and the ability to push, pull, or lift at least thirty (30) pounds at a given time.


In completing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the Court expects the employee will adhere to all Court policies, guidelines, practices and procedures; act as a role model both inside and outside of the Court; perform duties as workload necessitates in a timely, accurate and thorough manner; be conscientious about meeting department productivity standards; and communicate regularly with the supervisor about department issues. Additional requirements for employment with the Court include the following:

  1. Ability to prioritize work, work independently without daily direct supervision.  Must have good time-management skills and be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with judges, Court employees, lawyers, outside agencies, businesses, and the general public.
  3. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  4. Must be conscious of and sensitive to the diversity within the Court’s jurisdiction and be able to interact professionally with this diverse population of people from many different geographic, socioeconomic, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds on a regular basis.
  5. Professional appearance and demeanor appropriate for the position and expected of a representative of the Court.
  6. Patience, objectivity, maturity, effectiveness under stress, initiative, adaptability, and sound judgment.


The Housing Court Deputy Bailiff is an at-will employee and serves at the pleasure of the Court; he/she is not a member of a bargaining unit. The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability.

The Cleveland Housing Court considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of having received the COVID-19 vaccination. 


Any candidate offered a position will be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by the City of Cleveland. These screenings include but not limited to a criminal background check and drug screen. New hires will be placed on a 180-day probationary period.



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