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U.S. Marshals Service

Qualifications

Qualifying Experience

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Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be between the ages of 21 and 36 (must be appointed before 37th birthday)
Must have a bachelor’s degree, 1 year of specialized experience, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the GL-07 level
Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing
Must successfully complete a structured interview and other assessments
Must successfully complete a background investigation
Must meet medical qualifications
Must be in excellent physical condition
Must undergo a rigorous 21 ½ week basic training program at the United States Marshals Service Training Academy in Glynco, GA

All applications must be submitted through USAJOBS


Individuals must be between the ages of 21 and 36 (must be appointed before 37th birthday)
 
  • Applicants below the age of 21 years will not be considered for the Deputy U.S. Marshal position.
  • Individuals beyond 36 years of age may receive an age waiver* if:
  • They are current federal law enforcement employees (indicated by SF-50)
  • They are veterans preference eligible candidates (refer to VetGuide for preference criteria)

*All documentation for age waiver requests must be submitted with the candidate’s application for employment.


To qualify at the GL-05 level, you must meet ONE of the following:


General Experience: Three years of general experience one of which was equivalent to at least a GS-04.

This experience must demonstrate:

  • Tact and ability to meet the and deal with a wide variety of persons in all walks of life;
  • Ability in oral expression;
  • Ability to make decisions and act quickly under stress;
  • Problem-solving ability; and
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
OR

Possess a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree.

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience which when combined totals 100% of the necessary education and experience to qualify for this position. To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to qualify for this position. To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. Only education beyond the first year of a bachelor degree program can be combined with experience (MUST submit copies of transcripts). 

GL- 07 Specialized Experience, Education, or Superior Academic Achievement

Experience:

Specialized Experience to include:

  • One year specialized experience equivalent to the GL-05 or GS-05 grade level that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.
  • Dealing tactfully with associates, subordinates, the public, and prisoners;
  • Planning and carrying out criminal investigations such as making arrests, serving court orders, using firearms, and dealing with uncooperative people;
  • Utilizing knowledge of the law and court precedents as the relate to search and seizure matters;
  • Preparing reports on actions taken during the execution of civil and criminal processes and
  • Executing warrants by locating wanted persons through conventional sources.

Education

One full year of graduate level study related to a field in law enforcement or other related fields such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, etc. that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work

Superior Academic Achievement

A bachelor's degree and one of the following Superior Academic Achievement provisions:
 
  • A grade point average (GPA) of “B” (3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or for those courses completed during the last 2 years of undergraduate study.
  • A grade point average of “B+” (a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
NOTE: Grade point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
  • Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
Membership in a national scholastic honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

Education + Experience:

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for the GL-07. Only education beyond the first year of a bachelor program can be combined with experience.

All applications must be submitted through USAJOBS

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