Job Title: Deputy Marshal II


Promotion Potential:


Location: St. Thomas/St. John District

Status: Open

Posted on: 08/11/2023

Deadline: 08/21/2023


                                         Essential Functions: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed)

  • Serves summonses, subpoenas, orders, and other court process issued by the Clerk of the Court directing parties to appear in court at a certain time or to comply with orders of the court.
  • Travels over wide area served by the court in order to accomplish notification of parties and deliver instruments.
  • Keeps a log of papers received and those served.
  • Makes inquiries of people and checks various reference sources in order to ascertain the whereabouts of an individual to accomplish service of process.
  • Escorts court employees when making bank deposits.
  • Attends sessions of the court when so assigned to maintain order and decorum and provide protection to court personnel, jurors, and witnesses.
  • May be trained to serve Writs of Execution, House Arrest, and Eviction notices.
  • May have to perform functions of Court Security Officers, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

                                                 Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of a variety of legal documents designed to achieve notification of parties and compliance with court orders.
  • Knowledge of the methods of meeting and tactfully dealing with the public.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Knowledge of court proceedings.
  • Ability to speak effectively and communicate.
  • Ability to interview and question individuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted during the course of work.
  • Ability to keep simple records.
  • Skill in the operation of a motor vehicle and two-way radio.
  • Skill in the use of a firearm, handcuffs, pepper spray, and baton.

Working Conditions

 Work is performed primarily in the field, an automobile or courtroom. May encounter hostile individuals when serving court documents or making an arrest. Must be able to physically restrain abusive or threatening individuals.

Physical Demands

 Extended periods of sitting in a vehicle, walking, and standing in a courtroom. May be required to transfer items less than 25 pounds, such as, papers and files.


                               Qualifications (Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:)

                         Graduation from high school (or its equivalent) and two to five years’ experience as a Deputy Marshal I OR two to five years’ experience in law enforcement. Special consideration is given for relevant educational experience and training.


Licensure and Certification

                Licensure:  Possession of a current driver’s license valid in the U.S. Virgin Islands is required.

Certification:  Certification of completion of training at the Virgin Islands Police Academy is required. Periodic recertification in the use of a firearm is required.

Other Requirements:  Must be at least age 21.


Judicial Branch Administrative Office

Human Resources Division

P.O. Box 70

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804

Tel: (340) 774-6680

Fax: (340) 774-2258

E-mail:  [email protected]


Submissions that do not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants selected for interviews. Any applicant who needs reasonable accommodation shall advise the Court’s ADA Coordinators.

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