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Court Clerk

Company: United States Courts
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Court Name/Organization: Georgia Northern District Court Location: Gainesville, GA Opening and Closing Dates: 04/14/2021 - Open Until Filled Appointment Type: N/A Classification Level/Grade: CL 24/25 Salary: $40,766 - $73,182 Link to Court Careers Information: Announcement Number: 21-18 Link to Job Announcement Position Description Vacancy Announcement No.: 21-18 Opening Date: April 14, 2021 Closing Date: Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by May 5, 2021. GENERALIST DEPUTY CLERK Gainesville Division CL 24/25 SALARY RANGE: $40,766 - $73,182 Depending Upon Education and Qualifications The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia seeks a high achiever with knowledge of legal procedures who is interested in a career with the federal judiciary to serve as a Generalist Deputy Clerk in the clerk's office, Gainesville division. The Gainesville clerk's office is a two-person office that provides all services facilitating the day-to-day operations of the division. This position will report to the deputy-in-charge. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Make summary entries of all documents and proceedings on the case docket in CM/ECF, including but not limited to, pleadings, motions, minutes, and orders; assist in case management; prepare and transmit notices, judgments, and orders; inform parties when a judgment or appealable order is entered on the docket; answer inquiries on case status; open cases; perform quality control reviews of electronically filed pleadings, noting errors and following appropriate procedures to correct; respond to questions and requests from members of the bar on the use of electronic case filing; review e-filed documents that require action by the Court and take appropriate action; issue civil process such as summonses, subpoenas, writs of attachment, etc.; collect fees; maintain records; furnish information at the public counter, on the telephone, and in written response to inquiries received from the Court, bar, and public; issue arrest warrants and defendant summonses as requested by the U.S. Attorney or as directed by the Court; orient new jurors; process juror excuses; gather and record juror service, mileage, and parking costs; prepare vouchers for juror payment; write receipts, post collections, and make deposits; secure cash and negotiable instruments pending deposit; reconcile receipts/deposits with the Atlanta division finance office in accordance with internal control procedures; assist in planning events, including naturalization ceremonies; maintain adequate inventories of consumable supplies; serve as relief courtroom deputy as required; gather information for and submit appropriate reports; and perform all other duties as assigned. Qualification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: A college degree is highly preferred. The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years of responsible clerical or administrative experience, one year of which must show progressively responsible specialized experience involving knowledge of legal procedures. Knowledge of federal and local rules and court operations procedures and an understanding of case processing is preferred. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is critical. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff to determine needs and maintain complete and accurate records and files. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to respond to requests on short notice, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and stringent deadlines are essential. Specialized Experience SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be required to lift up to 40 pounds (volumes of case files, boxes to be archived, etc.) Accurate data entry skills are required. Therefore, a typing test and skills assessment test will be administered in the initial phase of applicant processing. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Candidate must: be able to communicate clearly and professionally with a wide-ranging constituency, including federal judges, court personnel, attorneys, and pro se litigants; possess the ability to maintain strict confidentiality with respect to duties and responsibilities; work independently with little supervision; have a strong sense of personal and professional integrity; and be able to interact cooperatively with other staff. Professional appearance and demeanor are important. Benefits BENEFITS: Accrual of paid vacation and sick leave days, based on length of service, and ten paid holidays during the year. Participation in pre-tax benefit programs (Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance programs; Flexible Spending Accounts; Commuter Reimbursement Benefit). Available group life insurance and long-term care insurance. Public Transportation Subsidy. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Thrift Savings Plan (with employer matching a percentage of employee's contribution). Miscellaneous NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Employees of the United States District Court are appointed in the excepted service, are considered "at-will" employees, and serve at the pleasure of the Court. As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a background investigation that includes professional references, criminal history, and credit history. The person selected also will be required to submit fingerprints for a ten-year FBI background check. Any offer of employment will be considered provisional until a full suitability determination can be made. All Court employees are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct, copies of which are available upon request. Employees of the United States District Court serve a one-year probationary period. The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for Court employees. All applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. The United States District Court is a part of the judicial branch of the United States government. Although comparable to the executive branch (civil service) in salary, leave accrual, health benefits, life insurance benefits, and retirement benefits, Court employees generally are not subject to the many statutory and regulatory provisions that govern civil service employment. How To Apply APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position, qualified applicants should submit: 1) a rsum; 2) a cover letter addressing qualifications and relevant experience; and 3) an application, Form AO 78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment, (available via the following link: The completed package should be submitted electronically to or via mail to: United States District Court, Attn: Human Resources Manager, Vacancy #21-18, 75 Ted Turner Drive, SW, Room 2013, Atlanta, GA 30303-3338. All applicants will be screened, and only the best qualified candidates will be invited for the skills assessment test. Interview and relocation expenses are not reimbursable. The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: United States Courts, Atlanta , Court Clerk, Other , Gainesville, Georgia

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