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Nueces County Human Resources Department Guardianship Investigator/Bailiff - County Court at Law 5 - 2303-3150 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Guardianship Investigator/Bailiff - County Court at Law 5 - 2303-3150

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Guardianship Investigator/Bailiff - County Court at Law 5 - 2303-3150


$25.40 Hourly


Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type



County Court at Law 5

Job Number



7/4/2022 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits


Performs guardianship investigator statutory duties. Assists the judge in administering courtroom procedure, provides information upon request about scheduled court proceedings and maintains order and safety within the courtroom.


Include the following:

Guardianship Duties:

Investigate the circumstances alleged in the application for guardianship to determine whether a less restrictive alternative to guardianship is appropriate.

Supervise a court visitor program if the court for which the investigator is appointed operates that type of program and, in that capacity, shall serve as the chief court visitor.

Investigates complaints received from any person about a guardianship and report to the judge, if necessary.

File reports with the court as requested or required by law.

Bailiff Duties:

Locates witnesses, victims, and defendants.

Prepares court exhibits.

Prepares and serves subpoenas.

Prepares Bench Warrants.

Supplies copies of jury lists and other resources to judge.

Instructs spectators, prospective jurors and jurors regarding their conduct in the courtroom.

Usher in and out witnesses and jury.

Monitors witnesses and jury's interaction.

Calls cases to be tried and witnesses to the stand.

Escorts jurors to and from jury box and insures that all parties and counsels involved in a case are present before the proceedings begin.

Escorts persons found in contempt of court from the courtroom and holds them in custody until picked up by a deputy sheriff.

Completes and reviews various court-related forms, assuring that the documents are complete, i.e., dates filled in, all necessary signatures obtained in appropriate places, etc.

Assists the judge in maintaining order in the courtroom.

May transport prisoners, witnesses, defendants and victims to and from courtroom.

Assures that the courtroom is open and prepared for court sessions. Also secures the courtroom at lunch time or end of day.

May conduct docket calls and calls for defendants.

May conduct appropriate follow-up activities with defendants, including taking fingerprints, making copies of invoices, agreements and judgments and escorting defendants to jail.

May perform security watch of prisoner(s) within the courtroom.

Provides jurors with certification of service.

Attends to needs of jurors during deliberations.

Meets with other bailiffs periodically regarding courthouse safety and security.

Performs other duties as assigned by the judge or required by this title.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); at least 21 years of age, with at least two years of experience in a courtroom, a court clerk's office, a law office, or a law enforcement agency. Investigative experience through law enforcement, social work or other agencies.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a current driver's license.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, rules, regulations and laws. Thorough knowledge of courtroom procedure and activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons of widely divergent backgrounds and to maintain order in difficult situations. Ability to communicate effectively. Spanish speaking may be desirable. Computer literacy is highly desirable.

Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Health Insurance - Aetna PPO or Christus Health EPO Plan

  • Dental Insurance - optional

  • Vision Insurance - optional

  • Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - "Core" no cost to employee

  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Flexible health and dependent day care accounts

Retirement program - TCDRS (

Deferred Compensation 457

Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays

Longevity Pay

Direct Deposit

Education Assistance Program


Nueces County


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