Magistrate Judge Courtroom Clerk
Company: United States District Court
Posted on: September 29, 2018
Magistrate Judge Courtroom Clerk U.S. District Court - District of Arizona Career Opportunity # 18-46 Magistrate Judge Courtroom ClerkPosition Type: Full TimeRegular Salary Range: $44,562 - $72,458 (Depending on qualifications and Judiciary experience)Job Grade: CL 26Open Date: 09/19/2018Closing Date: 10/05/2018 (Open until filled. Preference given to applicants who apply by October 5, 2018)Location: Flagstaff, AZ POSITION OVERVIEW: This position is located in the Clerk's Office of the Flagstaff Division of the District of Arizona and reports to the Operations Manager in the Phoenix Division. A magistrate judge courtroom deputy clerk (MCC) provides case management services to magistrate and district judges and represents the clerk in court proceedings. The MCC is also responsible for the verbatim recording of proceedings of United States District and Magistrate Judges. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Magistrate Judge Courtroom Clerks have complete responsibility for the calendar and case management of a magistrate judge located in Flagstaff and will represent the clerk of court in matters relating to courtroom administration and proceedings. The person selected for this position will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of legal terminology and the policies and procedures of the court, including the individual preference of the judge. The incumbent will also gain experience in how other processes in the Clerk's Office relate to this position. Magistrate judge courtroom deputy clerks must have skill in communicating and working with judges, counsel, and others in scheduling events and other courtroom logistics. The ability to take notes and summarize material for minute entries and judgments is a basic requirement. Magistrate judge courtroom deputy clerks need to have knowledge and skill in the use of automated systems in order to make summary entries of documents and proceedings on the docket, such as minute entries, petitions, motions, complaints and orders. The incumbent will be required to process and distribute court documents, as necessary, and according to policies and procedures of the Clerk's Office. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring and managing criminal and civil cases assigned to the magistrate judge. This employment opportunity includes monthly travel throughout northern Arizona (Page, Kingman and the Grand Canyon) for court proceedings. This position may also include periodic travel to Phoenix, or other locations, for training and staff meetings. The successful applicant may be required to travel and stay in Phoenix for training before starting this assignment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for the MCC position, an applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, two years of general experience, and at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to work at CL-25. For placement at salary levels above minimum up to and including step 25, a person must have at least two years specialized experience equivalent to work at the CL-25. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates the possession of, or the ability to acquire, the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Education above the high school level may be substituted for required feneral experince based on one academic year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) equals one year of general experience. Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation. Such experience is commonly encountered in law firms, legal counsel office, and other courts. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preference may be given to applicants who have: Courtroom experience in a similar position. A bachelor's degree. Ability to meet and communicate effectively with a variety of people. Skill in using applicable automated systems. Experience that reflects the applicant's ability to work under pressure and deal with change. Experience with current versions of Word, Lotus Notes and Windows. Work experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work with limited supervision, and skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships. APPLICANT INFORMATION: The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. In the event that a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the court may elect to select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position. Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Employees of the U.S. District Court serve under "Excepted Appointments" and are considered "at will" employees (except for probation officers who may be removed for cause). Federal Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply; however, court employees are entitled to substantially the same benefits as other Federal Government employees. The initial appointment to this position is provisional pending the successful completion of the required background checks and/or investigations. The U.S. District Court is a drugfree work place and the applicant selected will be required to participate in a drug screening test prior to employment. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials or the inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed. Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. The position is subject to the mandatory electronic fund transfer (EFT) participation for payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit). Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B). In most cases, this means that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as expplained below. Under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of befcoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit thaty they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so. How to Apply Applicants must submit the following: Cover letter that supports your work experience as it relates to the position.Resume that includes complete work and salary history, and education.Your most recent performance evaluation OR a recent letter of recommendation.Go to our web site: m/careers/azduscourts to submit an online application, including the items listed above.Attachments should be submitted only as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents. Other formats are not acceptable.Applications will be considered complete when the online application and all required attachments (in proper format) are received by the Human Resources Division. Applications and/or attachments received after the closing date may not be considered. The United States District Court for the District of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer Category: Legal , Keywords: Magistrate
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