Dajour Edwards U.S Marshal.

Career Project

Job Desciption.

A Deputy U.S. Marshal will be assigned to one of 94 districts throughout the country. There is a district for each of the country's federal judicial districts. Marshals Service's primary duty is providing law enforcement and security for the country's federal courts. Duties include tracking down and arresting fugitives, protecting courthouses, and transporting prisoners. The Service also produces the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitives.

Necessary Skills.

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 conditions.
Must be in excellent physical condition
Must undergo a rigorous 17.5 week basic training program at the United States Marshals Service Training Academy in Glynco, GA.


New hires will start at either a GS-5 or GS-7 level, based on their law enforcement experience. A GS-5 Marshal can anticipate a base salary between $36,658 and $41,260. A GS-7 Marshal can expect a base salary between $41,729 and $46,959. Salaries are adjusted for particular regions of the country. After one year you may be eligible for a promotion to the next GS level.

Benefits/Opportunities For Advncment

After one year you may be eligible for a promotion to the next GS level. Generous benefits including a pension plan, health insurance, paid time off, and a Thrift Savings Plan similar to a 401K are also offered. After 25 years of service, a Deputy Marshal is eligible for retirement. All Deputy Marshals must retire by age 57.


You gotta meet the following requirements to apply for a position with the Marshals Service: be between the ages of 21 and 36, hold a bachelor's degree or three years of qualifying experience, and be a United States citizen. Qualified applicants will be asked to come in for a structured interview, pass a hearing and vision exam, undergo an extensive background check, and meet minimum physical fitness standards.

Why I Picked This Career.

The reason I picked this career is because I have always thought it would be fun to hunt down fugitives. Being a U.S Marshal takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and of course I love hard work.