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U.S. Marshals Service

Detention Enforcement Officer 

Current DEO Vacancies within the U.S. Marshals Service   (Vacancy List is Updated Weekly)

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


  •  Transporting prisoners

  •  Conducting searches of prisoners/detainees

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

  •  Cellblock management

  •  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 DEOs 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 while performing duties 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 vehicles for extended periods; and standing in a detention area for extended periods of time.    

Career Opportunities is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice