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Frequently Asked Questions

 
What are the qualifications to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal?

How do I become a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
When will the United States Marshals Service (USMS) be hiring?
How long is the hiring process?
Where is the closest USMS recruiting office to me?
Where will I be assigned to work as a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
What is the starting pay/benefits of a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
What will I learn at the training academy?
Where is the training academy located?
What are the fitness standards?

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What are the qualifications to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
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, three years of qualifying work 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 17 ½ week basic training program at the United States Marshals Service Training Academy in Glynco, GA

   More about qualifications…
 How do I become a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
Monitor the U.S. Marshals Service website for updated information on hiring events.
When will the United States Marshals Service (USMS) be hiring?
The USMS is not accepting applications at this time. Career opportunities will be announced on the website as information becomes available.

Recruitment campaigns cannot be predicted, as they are dependent on a variety of factors to include:

  • Retirements
  • Departures
  • Funding
Information about hiring and recruitment will be posted on our website as career opportunities become available. Individuals interested in becoming a Deputy U.S. Marshal are encouraged to check the website periodically. You may also contact your local district recruiting officer.
How long is the hiring process?
The hiring process may take from 9-12 months depending on the various assessment phases.
What are the time requirements for military personnel/ college seniors who are approaching their separation/graduation date?
Individuals must be available to attend the training academy within 160 days of applying.
Where is the nearest USMS office?
The USMS office nearest you can be found on our District Map.
Where will I be assigned to work as a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
Deputy U.S. Marshals may be placed within any of the 94 districts throughout the continental United States. Deputies are assigned to their first duty station at the need of the U.S. Marshals Service. All candidates are required to remain at their initial duty station for a minimum of three years. A mobility agreement and memorandum of understanding must be signed prior to employment.
What is the starting pay/benefits of a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
All positions are filled at the GL-07 level.

  • GL-07: between 38,511 and 48,708 (as of January 2011)
Requirements for GL-07…

The salaries stated above are an approximation. Actual salary is determined by the geographic location in which employed.  Locality Pay Table

More about compensation and benefits…
What will I learn at the training academy?
 
  • Legal Training
  • Court Security
  • Firearms Training
  • Computer Training
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Officer Survival
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Building Entry & Search
  • Driver Training
  • Search & Seizure
  • First Aid
  • High Threat Trials
  • Courtroom Evidence & Procedure
  • Protective Service Training
  • Prisoner Search & Restraint
  • Surveillance
More about training…
Where is the training academy located?
Training to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal is conducted at the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy in Glynco, GA. Glynco is located near Brunswick, GA, midway between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL.
What are the fitness standards?

- Fitness Standards for Men
- Fitness Standards for Women

 

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