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Have you wondered how your technical skills and talents could make a difference and aid others? The mission of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California is to serve the most populous and diverse judicial district in the country by providing bankruptcy relief, fair and impartial justice, and a prompt and efficient resolution of disputes. The Court is seeking a Court Technology Specialist to help harness the potential of technology to further the mission of the court and meet the evolving needs of judges, staff, and the public. 

Location: U.S. Bankruptcy Court - CACB Riverside
Salary Range: $67,479 to $109,698
Open Period: 06/14/2024 to Until Filled

 

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The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for a full-time legal assistant position in its Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) stationed in Los Angeles, CA. The CHU advocates for the constitutional rights and inherent dignity of indigent persons sentenced to death. We provide the highest quality representation in post-conviction proceedings through diversity of experience, collaborative and thorough case development, focused litigation strategies, and skilled courtroom advocacy.

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age, are encouraged to apply.

Location: Other Agencies
Open Period: 06/11/2024 to 06/21/2024

 

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Join the United States Bankruptcy Court’s team of energetic, career-minded professionals! The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is accepting applications for the full-time position of Case Administrator. The Office of the Clerk offers an opportunity for self-motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills with a strong work ethic to launch or continue a career in public service. Our fast-paced environment consists of challenging and rewarding work, training opportunities, and the potential for advancement.

This position is part of our case administration team so the ideal candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility with intake, customer service, and case administration duties, while simultaneously maintaining confidentiality and demonstrating sound judgment and ethics. Telework will not be available until the completion of the training period and a proven track record of success.

The Case Administrator manages the progression of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings cases from opening to final disposition by maintaining the official case records, monitoring the completion of the required procedural steps, and performing the necessary noticing, administrative, and clerical tasks. As the successful candidate progresses in the position, the Case Administrator will also operate electronic courtroom recording equipment and conference calls as part of judicial proceedings and provide operational support as needed.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $48,267 to $86,682
Open Period: 06/04/2024 to 06/24/2024

 

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Courtroom Deputies perform specialized courtroom functions such as electronic court recording, calendaring, taking notes in court proceedings and providing general courtroom assistance. Additional duties include managing the judge’s caseload, attending and logging court proceedings, processing orders and preparing minute entries. This job entails a high level of knowledge regarding courtroom operations.

The preferred primary location is the U.S. Courthouse in Seattle, Washington with travel to the U.S. Courthouse in Tacoma, Washington and other hearing locations. The U.S. Courthouse in Tacoma, Washington may be considered as a primary location for the right candidate.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $59,158 to $105,636
Open Period: 05/10/2024 to Until Filled

 

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The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking a dynamic, inspiring, and effective leader for the position of Clerk of Court / District Court Executive. This is an executive-level management position, responsible for operational and administrative management of the Court. The Clerk of Court collaborates with other districts within the Ninth Circuit and the Administrative Office on a national level.

The Western District of Washington covers the area west of the Cascade Mountains and from Oregon to the Canadian border, with courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma. The office serves eighteen U.S. District Judges (active and senior), and nine Magistrate Judges. The Clerk of Court serves under the direction of the Chief District Judge and is responsible for performing the statutory duties of the Office of the Clerk pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §751.

The Clerk of Court acts as liaison and works cooperatively with other federal and local government agencies, bar groups, media representatives, and the public. The Clerk of Court provides leadership and direction to approximately 50 staff members of the Clerk’s Office, which is organized in a non-hierarchical team-based structure.

The Western District of Washington is a Shared Services district. The 24 employees in Shared Services (IT, Human Resources, Budget, Procurement, Space and Facilities) are employees of both the District Court and Probation and Pretrial Services. The Clerk of Court and Chief Probation and Pretrial Services Officer co-manage Shared Services. This position will require frequent travel within the district to both the Seattle and Tacoma courthouses, as well as regular out of district travel for national and Ninth Circuit meetings and conferences.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $188,765 to $243,300
Open Period: 05/15/2024 to 07/15/2024

 

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The United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the Central District of California is recruiting for a Generalist Clerk in the Eastern Division. The position involves providing relief assistance for district judge and magistrate judge courtroom deputies, office services including civil intake, criminal intake, quality control, case reassignments, docketing, records, procurement, processing mail, cashier and jury duties. The individual hired for this position must have excellent customer service skills, be organized, detail-oriented, and highly motivated. This fast-paced and challenging position requires the individual to present a professional demeanor at all times. This position offers very limited telework opportunities. Travel to the Western division for training will be required. Occasional travel to another divisional office may also be necessary.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $55,776 to $99,821
Open Period: 05/12/2024 to Until Filled

 

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 The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Court Interpreter, located in Midland, Texas. Remote interpreting will be required across the Western District of Texas divisional offices.  
 
A Court Interpreter provides interpreting and translation services for Spanish speaking defendants, witnesses, and family members. The incumbent also provides interpreting services for the general public conducting business with the court or the Clerk´s Office. 

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $53,586 to $66,980
Open Period: 05/29/2024 to Until Filled

 

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POSITION OVERVIEW: This position is located in the Worcester Clerk’s Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The Case Administrator electronically manages the progression of bankruptcy cases in a CM/ECF environment by maintaining the official case records, monitoring the completion of the required procedural steps, and performing the necessary noticing, administrative, and clerical tasks. Duties include managing and quality controlling the assigned caseload to ensure timely progression in the CM/ECF system; scanning documents through an imaging system and monitoring the process; docketing hard copies of documents and issuing appropriate notices; daily filing; regular monitoring of email for issues/questions related to documents, files, and hearings; interaction with trustees and counsel; processing case conversions; preparing cases for closing; and providing non-legal information to the public.

The Case Administrator may also be tasked with other duties as assigned including serving as a back-up Electronic Court Recorder Operator. In that role, the Case Administrator will attend court proceedings and be responsible for making a verbatim recording of the court proceedings through the use and operation of electronic sound recording equipment and creating electronic log notes of the proceedings.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $490,414 to $88,077
Open Period: 05/24/2024 to Until Filled

 

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The chief deputy clerk is a senior management position which reports directly to the clerk of court and acts on behalf of the clerk of court during the clerk of court’s absence. The Bankruptcy clerk’s office has 24 employees and supports two bankruptcy judges. The chief deputy clerk assists in the administration and supervision of the day-to-day operations of the clerk’s office, including case management, courtroom services, statistical analysis, statistical reporting, information technology, financial management, budget, space and facilities, procurement, and human resources. The chief deputy clerk is the alternate certifying officer for the Court. The Middle District of Alabama also has two other divisions (unmanned)—one in Opelika, Alabama, and one in Dothan, Alabama. Travel throughout the district is required. Additional travel may be required to Washington, DC, and to other locations.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $122,198 to $204,000
Open Period: 05/17/2024 to 05/22/2024

 

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks an experienced attorney and court professional to serve as Clerk of Court (Clerk). The Eighth Circuit is located at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri, with a divisional office in St. Paul, Minnesota, having a territorial jurisdiction including the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Eighth Circuit has 11 authorized judgeships, 3 senior judges, and employs approximately 33 Clerk’s office staff members.

The Clerk of Court is the chief operating officer for the Clerk’s Office of both the Court of Appeals and the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel appointed by the Court of Appeals under authority of Section 711 of Title 28 of the United States Code. The Clerk reports to the Chief Circuit Judge and supports the judges of the Court of Appeals, communicating on a regular basis with the Circuit judges, Clerk’s office staff, other court unit executives (CUEs), the Administrative Office (AO), attorneys, and the public.
 

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $172,632 to $229,570
Open Period: 05/10/2024 to Until Filled

 

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Join the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s team of professionals, focused on providing exceptional service to the Court, the public, and members of the legal community. This position is perfect for a professional, self-motivated individual seeking a public service career with challenging and rewarding work, training opportunities, and the potential for advancement in a multitask, fast-paced
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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court may fill more than one vacancy with this announcement.

Position Overview:
The Office of the Clerk seeks individuals with excellent analytical and automation skills to serve as case administrator. The case administrator manages the progression of bankruptcy proceedings from opening to final disposition. The incumbent is fully proficient in administration and maintenance of the official case records. The incumbent performs docketing, monitors the completion of the required procedural steps, and performs the necessary noticing and administrative and clerical tasks. Duties may also include scheduling hearings, attending, logging, and recording court proceedings, and processing orders in accordance with approved local court procedures and rules. The case administrator staffs the clerk’s office intake desks and telephone helplines, performs necessary financial roles to collect filing fees, and provides support for courtroom recording functions.

 

Preference will be given to applications received on or before Friday, May 24, 2024.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $52,208 to $84,860
Open Period: 05/10/2024 to Until Filled

 

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Courtroom Deputy. The court is comprised of six (6) judges and a Clerk’s Office staff of 37 employees. The court has divisional offices in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa. The position is located in the San Francisco divisional office.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Courtroom Deputy assists in managing the judge’s caseload, in addition to providing courtroom and other assistance through management of electronic and/or paper court calendars, attending court proceedings and recording pertinent results for minutes, operating video hearing software, and responding to inquiries from the bar and the public concerning court procedures and case status.

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: $65,760 to $117,426
Open Period: 05/02/2024 to Until Filled

 

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The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a Bankruptcy Judgeship for the District of Idaho. This position is available immediately; however, the selection process may take up to 18 months to complete. The official duty station for this position is Boise, Idaho.

Location: Other Agencies
Open Period: 05/02/2024 to 08/01/2024

 

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This position is located in the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. The incumbent will assist the Divisional Manager in the oversight and coordination of all functions in the Divisional office including intake, docketing, appeals, finance, procurement, jury and courtroom operations. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing and reviewing work, and establishing policies and procedures to ensure excellent customer service and efficient processing of documents.

The incumbent will implement, coordinate, monitor, and improve a variety of functions of the court unit by understanding the needs and priorities of the office. The incumbent will simultaneously work with multiple priorities and projects. Most of the work process is well-defined, although meeting the demands of judicial officers, with occasional staffing limitations, requires good judgment and initiative. The incumbent will provide assistance in formulation and implementation of office policy which entails the need to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. The incumbent deals with the judges, the courtroom deputies, chambers staff, and other members of the Clerk’s Office staff on a daily basis. The incumbent will also work with employees of other court offices and court-related agencies. Occasional oral and written communications with the public are required.

(Priority consideration to applicants who apply by May 1, 2024)

Location: Other Agencies
Salary Range: to $140,753
Open Period: 04/29/2024 to Until Filled