Accepting applications for legal employment in the following experienced positions:
Law, public safety and security careers have many things in common. All of these careers are designed to uphold the law and protect people. Although careers in law vary on the surface from jobs in public safety or security, they share primary responsibilities. As an entire career group, this sector has experienced rapid growth and importance in accordance with demand for security and legal services. Jobs in the legal sector include lawyers, paralegals, legal staff, judges, court professionals, and any legal consultant or related profession. Security jobs include all jobs in public safety, including the police and jobs involved in the correctional and prison system. Additionally, careers in the private security field are included. Jobs at the national level, including homeland security, are also in the law and public safety career group.
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES, ADJUDICATORS, AND HEARING OFFICERS
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of...
ANIMAL CONTROL WORKERS
Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
ARBITRATORS, MEDIATORS, AND CONCILIATORS
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Maintain order in courts of law.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNERS
Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and...
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND JAILERS
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs...
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS AND SPECIAL AGENTS
Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TEACHERS, POSTSECONDARY
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AND PARAMEDICS
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
FIRE INSPECTORS AND INVESTIGATORS
Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.
Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.
Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and...
FIRST-LINE SUPERVISORS OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.
FIRST-LINE SUPERVISORS OF FIRE FIGHTING AND PREVENTION WORKERS
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.
FIRST-LINE SUPERVISORS OF POLICE AND DETECTIVES
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
FORENSIC SCIENCE TECHNICIANS
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May...
FOREST FIRE FIGHTING AND PREVENTION SUPERVISORS
Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
FOREST FIRE INSPECTORS AND PREVENTION SPECIALISTS
Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
GAMING SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS AND GAMING INVESTIGATORS
Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above...
IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS INSPECTORS
Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.
Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and...
JUDGES, MAGISTRATE JUDGES, AND MAGISTRATES
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil...
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many...
LIFEGUARDS, SKI PATROL, AND OTHER RECREATIONAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE WORKERS
Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
LOSS PREVENTION MANAGERS
Plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.
MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTING AND PREVENTION SUPERVISORS
Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.
PARALEGALS AND LEGAL ASSISTANTS
Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT WORKERS
Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S PATROL OFFICERS
Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic...
Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
POLICE IDENTIFICATION AND RECORDS OFFICERS
Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.
POLICE PATROL OFFICERS
Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.
POLICE, FIRE, AND AMBULANCE DISPATCHERS
Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and...
PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND INVESTIGATORS
Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.
PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS
Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender,...
RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION SPECIALISTS
Implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
SECURITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS
Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security, personnel security, and information security. May work in fields such as...
Direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.
TRANSIT AND RAILROAD POLICE
Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
An increasingly litigious and complex society has fueled rapid growth in the legal profession. As a result, lawyers and related legal professions are very well compensated relative to average, and enjoy robust demand for services. This is unlikely to change due to increasingly complex regulatory and financial environments; however, a high number of new lawyers entering the profession are expected over the next decade, which could slightly depress either job stability or earning potential. Jobs in public safety, corrections, and security have also enjoyed both growth and demand. Crime, societal problems, and an expanding population will continue to contribute to job growth. Additionally, jobs in homeland security and other public safety related positions such as airport screeners, have been created due to International tensions, terrorism, and war.
Legal careers tend to require both strong undergraduate performance and additional education, notably the Juris Doctorate to become a lawyer. Jobs in public safety may require undergraduate degrees or specialized training in Criminal Justice. Other positions require College graduation and the completion of public sector exams.