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U.S. Marshals Service

Aviation Enforcement Officer Positions

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AEO positions will be posted on the USAJOBS website as they become available.


  • Transporting prisoners safely via aircraft

  • Conducting searches of prisoners/detainees

  • Applying and/or removing restraints (handcuffs, leg irons, and waist chain)

  • Prisoner management to include:

          -- Administering necessary medication

          -- Responding to individual or group disturbances

          -- Ensuring that all documents and official records are in order

  • Prisoner Processing


  • Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade which demonstrates the responsibility for transporting prisoners; conducting searches of prisoners/detainees; applying and/or removing restraints.

  • Applicants must be appointed prior to their 37th birthday.


  • All new AEOs are required to successfully complete a 3-week rigorous basic training program conducted at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in
    Glynco, Georgia. 

  • The incumbent will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency.

  • Some of the duties require physical stamina in resisting assault; in running long distances to reach the scene of emergencies; in repelling or resisting intruders; in withstanding exposure to extreme weather conditions; in working alongside inmates in confined areas; sitting in airplanes for extended periods; and standing in a detention area for extended periods of time.


Detention Enforcement Officer Positions

Aviation Enforcement Officer on a transport aircraft is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice