Clerk of Court
Representative duties include consulting with and making recommendations to the judges regarding court policies and procedures. Directing staff responsible for the processing of civil cases, including electronic processing, issuance of process, and maintenance of official records in the custody of the court. Hiring and assigning personnel and designing and managing training programs. Preparing and managing the annual budget. Conducting special studies as directed and preparing statistical and narrative reports. Working with various governmental agencies on a variety of matters necessary to court activities such as information technology and fiscal and personnel matters. Directing through subordinate staff the court's financial service function including purchasing and accounting functions.
General: A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or business which provides a thorough understanding of organizational, procedural, and human aspects of managing an organization. Management Responsibility: At least three of the ten years' experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility. Practice of Law--Active Practice: An attorney who is or has been in the active practice of law in either the public or private sector may substitute active practice on a year-for-year basis for the management or administrative experience requirement. Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university Educational Equivalents: Undergraduate: Education in a college or university of recognized standing may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required general experience on the basis of one academic year of education equals nine months of experience. A bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing may be substituted for three years of the required general experience. Preferably such degree should have included courses in law or government, or public, business, or judicial administration or related fields. Postgraduate: A postgraduate degree in public, business or judicial administration from such a college or university may be substituted for one additional year of the required general experience. Legal: A degree from an accredited law school may be considered as qualifying for two additional years of the required general experience. Desirable Qualifications: A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred. A master's degree or post-graduate certification, in either case in a relevant area, is desirable. Preference will be given to court administrators. Experience in the federal court system. Requirements Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communications skills. Bondable. As a condition of employment, a ten-year background, income tax, and credit investigation of the selected candidate must be successfully completed, with reinvestigation every five years thereafter. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits.
10 holidays - 13-26 days annual leave (increases with service) - 13 days sick leave - Federal Employees Retirement System - Thrift Savings Plan - Commuter Benefit Program/Metro Transit Subsidy Program - Flexible Spending Accounts - Insurance available for health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care.
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