Deputy U.S. Marshals
If you would like to pursue a career with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), please visit USAJOBS to view current U.S. Marshals Service vacancies and apply for a position.
Applications for Deputy U.S. Marshal Positions are ONLY accepted through the USAJOBS site during posted announcement open periods. We encourage all interested applicants to create or update their existing USAJOBS accounts.
If you are exclusively interested in the Deputy U.S. Marshals (DUSM) position (series 0082), you can sign up for the email notification settings offered by USAJOBS to alert you when this position becomes available.
One Team. One Mission
It's not easy to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal – because it's not easy to be a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Every day, we face challenges that would make the average person quit.
We like it that way.
We don't back down from adversity and we don't fold under pressure. When others count us out, we count on each other.
Whether we're protecting federal witnesses, managing billion-dollar assets, or chasing the world’s most dangerous criminals, we're committed to carrying out our mission.
Who can wear the badge?
The U. S. Marshals Service is seeking highly qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds for an exciting and challenging career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Currently the U. S. Marshals Service is utilizing its Excepted Service hiring authority to recruit for the Deputy U.S. Marshal position.
This recruitment campaign is ongoing, with drives happening in various parts of the country at different times during the 2020 and 2021 calendar years. Interested applicants must attend an information session to begin the recruitment process. The information session is a realistic job preview that will assist the applicant with valuable information about the U. S. Marshals Service and next steps in the hiring process.
The U.S. Marshal Service utilizes both Competitive and Excepted Service Hiring authorities in the employment process. If you would like to pursue a career with the U.S. Marshals Service, visit USAJOBS to view current, competitive U.S. Marshals Service vacancies. You can also contact your local District Recruiting Officer to learn more about Deputy Hiring Opportunities and our Excepted Service authority.
All applicants must complete a structured interview and other assessments to advance in the hiring process. All Deputy U.S. Marshal positions are posted through the USAJOBS website. Applications for Deputy U.S. Marshal positions are ONLY accepted through the USAJOBS site during posted announcement open periods. We encourage all interested applicants to create or update their existing USAJOBS accounts.
Do you have what it takes?
The position of Deputy U. S. Marshal demands the highest standards of excellence, dedication, and integrity. Find the local U. S. Marshals Service District Recruiting Officer (DRO) in your area and let them know your interest. Join us at an Information Session event to learn more about the critical roles played by the men and women in the U.S. Marshals Service and just what it takes to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal.
If you have questions about the Deputy United Marshals position, please
- Contact your local recruiting officer
- Send an email to USMS.Recruitment@usdoj.gov
- For veteran information refer to Veteran Guide for preference criteria
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the qualifications to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
- Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
- Must undergo pre-employment medical suitability and meet medical requirements for the position.
- Must undergo to periodic examination/evaluation of ability to meet the medical requirements for the position.
- Must undergo pre-employment physical fitness testing and test bi-annually for the duration of career.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screening. This position is a Testing Designation Position (TDP) and subject to random drug testing.
- Must pass an initial Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and successfully pass periodic reinvestigations.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
- Must qualify in the use of multiple firearms and carry a handgun.
- Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.
- Must sign a mobility agreement and memorandum of understanding. Deputy U.S. Marshals will be placed in a duty location that meets the needs of the agency and required to remain at their initial duty station for a minimum of three years.
- Must be willing to provide sworn statements and testimony in court.
- Must complete an initial online application questionnaire and additional assessment(s).
- Must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- Must meet all requirements and conditions of employment listed in this announcement.
- May be eligible for a recruitment incentive.
How do I become a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
Please visit the Qualifications page for position requirements and set up your USAJOBS account to notify you when Deputy U.S. Marshals job announcements are posted.
When will the United States Marshals Service (USMS) be hiring?
Applications for Deputy U.S. Marshal Positions are ONLY accepted through the USAJOBS site during posted announcement open periods. We encourage all interested applicants to create or update their existing USAJOBS accounts and to set up their notice for USMS job postings.
Hiring campaigns cannot be predicted, as they are dependent on a variety of factors to include:
Information about hiring and recruitment will be posted on our website. Individuals interested in becoming a Deputy U.S. Marshal are encouraged to create or update their existing USAJOBS accounts and to set up their notice for U.S. Marshals Service job postings. You may also contact your local district recruiting officer.
How long is the hiring process?
The hiring process may take from 12-18 months depending on the various assessment phases.
Where is the closest United States Marshals Service recruiting office to me?
The U.S. Marshals Service office nearest you can be found on our Local District Offices.
Where will I be assigned to work as a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
Deputy U.S. Marshals positions may be placed within any of the 94 districts throughout the continental United States. Applicant candidates will be assigned in the hiring regions under which they apply and to those city locations based on 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?
Please refer to the 2022 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables for salary information.
The salary information provided is an approximation. Actual salary is determined by the geographic location in which employed.
What will I learn at the training academy?
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?
The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fitness-In-Total Certification test consists of four individual assessments including the following:
- 1.5 Mile Run
- 1 Minute Push Up Test
- 1 Minute Sit Up Test
- Sit and Reach Test
Deputy United States Marshal (DUSM) Candidates and applicants will be required to pass all four tests at 70% (minimum level) to graduate Basic Deputy U.S. Marshal (BDUSM) Training. Passing scores must be achieved within 90 days prior to attending Basic Deputy U.S. Marshal Training. Applicants who do not pass the test will have an opportunity to remediate at a later date.
Incumbents are required to take this test bi-annually for the duration of their career.
For more information view Fitness Program Information Overview.