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The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Undergraduate Education: Major study -- any field.
Graduate Education: Graduate study or law school education related to law enforcement, e.g., police science, is creditable for positions at GS-7 and below only.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that demonstrated:
Examples of qualifying general experience include:
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Responsible law enforcement experience that required the exercise of tact, courtesy, and the ability to deal effectively with associates, subordinates, the public, and prisoners. Specialized experience may have been gained in work such as criminal investigation or other law enforcement work that included planning and carrying out investigations, planning and making arrests, serving court orders, using firearms, and dealing with people in a persuasive, tactful, and resourceful manner. This experience should have provided a knowledge of the law and court precedents as they relate to such matters as search and seizure, making arrests, and using firearms.
Refer to Section V of this Manual for information about test requirements.
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.
In addition to meeting the requirements described above, applicants must demonstrate in a pre-employment interview that they possess the personal characteristics necessary for successful performance in Deputy U.S. Marshal positions.
Specific medical requirements have been established by the Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service for Deputy U.S. Marshal positions. Information about these requirements may be obtained directly from the agency.
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There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.