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Deputy U.S. Marshals

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

A variety of occupations may fulfill experience requirements for this career, including working in law enforcement; correctional treatment and supervision of inmates; classroom teaching; volunteer work or counseling for a community action program; sales work (excluding over-the-counter sales positions); interviewing; or jobs such as a credit rating investigator, claims adjuster, or journalist, that require public contact for the purpose of collecting information. Experience is also gained during a 21.5-week training program at the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy in Glynco, Ga., and 18 months of on-the-job training. Applicants for deputy U.S. marshal positions should also be in excellent physical condition. Deputy U.S. marshals must be able to think quickly on their feet and act decisively in dangerous situations. They should also be confident, courageous, detail-oriented, and able to work as a member of a team. 

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