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What is the application process for the U.S. Marshals Service?

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Individuals submit applications for the U.S. Marshals Service through USAJobs.gov, where new U.S. Marshals Service jobs are posted when positions open. Details on qualifications, duties and requirements of various U.S. Marshals Service careers are available at USMarshals.gov.

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To find a U.S. Marshals Service job, watch for announcements of openings on USMarshals.gov and USAJobs.gov. When a hiring event is announced, go to the USAJob.gov main page, click on Create an Account in the upper right corner, set up your profile, upload or build a resume, access the specific job announcement, and follow the directions on uploading required documentation. Log into the account for updates on your application status, or contact the U.S. Marshals Service directly using the contact information to the right of the job announcement.

During hiring periods, the U.S. Marshals Service has career opportunities for potential Deputy U.S. Marshals, administrators, Detention Enforcement Officers and Aviation Enforcement Officers. Applicants for Deputy U.S. Marshal positions must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 36 with valid driver's licenses and bachelor's degrees or three years of qualifying work experience. Applicants must be healthy, physically fit and able to successfully complete an interview and background investigation. The hiring process takes 9 to 12 months, and basic training at the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy takes 17 1/2 weeks. Applicants for the positions of Detention Enforcement Officer and Aviation Enforcement Officer only need one year of experience, and their basic training takes three weeks.

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