Hundreds of openings are expected nationally in the next few years as more positions are created and marshals retire, Stine said.
Stine said that in the past, the Marshals Service did little recruitment. Agents were asked to occasionally speak to service clubs and organizations to tell them about the agency, but those interested in applying had to seek out the agency rather than the service seeking out applicants.
Along with the new recruitment drive, the Marshals Service has a Hollywood liaison to help promote the agency's image, he said.
The work has helped lead to a positive image of the agency in movies like "The Fugitive," where Tommy Lee Jones played a U.S. marshal who tracked down fugitives, and "Eraser," with Arnold Schwarzenegger as a U.S. marshal in the witness protection program.
To qualify, a deputy U.S. marshal must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 21 to 36 and have a bachelor's degree or three years of responsible experience, be able to pass a written test and oral interview as well be physically fit and willing to work at different duty stations, Stine said.
Stine said anyone interested in attending the seminar should call him at 1-304-267-7179.