District Judge Relief Courtroom Deputy
The Court is recruiting for a well organized, detail oriented individual who likes the challenge of variety and possesses excellent time management skills. The selected incumbent will provide relief assistance for district judge courtroom deputies.
- Maintains control of the cases assigned to the judicial officer; examines all papers files in an action for conformity with the rules of practice; calendars and regulates the movement of cases by fixing dates and times for hearings on motions, pre-trial hearings and trials.
- Confers with attorneys, acting as liaison between the judicial officer and counsel; calls the court to order; conducts arraignments of defendants in criminal cases; notes the appearance of counsel in matters of the court.
- Impanels and administers oaths to jurors; acts as liaison with the jury clerk for ordering and cancellation of juries; keeps required records on other jury matters; swears in witnesses and interpreters.
- Marks, stores and returns exhibits.
- Composes substance of minute order to carry out express intentions of the judge; prepares verdict forms and judgments.
- Advises the financial section of the Office of the Clerk of fines and orders of restitution by the judge in all cases.
- Enters judgments and other actions on court dockets, diary books and other court records.
- Prepares statistical records of cases.
- Performs data quality control on attorney docketed entries of all documents and proceedings on the docket, and performs docketing functions in CM/ECF.
- Generates deadlines and deficiency notices of missing or erroneous documents; assists in case management by ensuring that all automated entries are appropriately linked for proper case management.
- Assists chambers staff with electronic filing.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
- Minimum two years of specialized experience. Specialized is progressively responsible clerical or administrative work including the use of legal terminology, and the application of a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws. Such experience is most often found in law firms, office of legal counsel, state and federal courts, real estate and insurance companies.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Skill in the use of computers.
- Type 45 wpm.
- Dependability, reliability and good organizational skills.
- College degree is preferred.
The physical demands of the job involves lifting boxes, shifting exhibits and court records that require a person to perform moderate to semi heavy physical activity; requires trouble shooting courtroom equipment; ability to stoop, bend, pull and push carts or portable luggage carriers to deliver voluminous documents to the judge’s chambers; ability to sit in court at a computer terminal during court hearings entering information into the databases; involves prolonged periods of sitting from two to three hours at a time. Work is performed in an office setting or a courtroom on a daily basis overseeing the general clerical duties.
Federal benefits include paid vacation and sick leave; health, life, dental, vision, disability, and long term care insurance plans; retirement; matching and tax-deferred Thrift Savings Plan; paid holidays; and flexible work schedule.
The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a code of conduct (click here to view). As a condition of employment, the final candidate will be subject to an FBI fingerprint background check. The Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for court employees. Due to the volume of applications received, the court will only communicate with those individuals who will be tested or interviewed. Applicants scheduled to test or interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary to test or interview. The United States District Court is a smoke-free environment. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States currently seeking citizenship or intending to become a citizen after meeting the eligibility requirement. Download job application. Please submit completed application to:
United States District Court
Human Resources Department
312 North Spring Street, Room 535
Los Angeles, California 90012
Refer to: Vacancy No. 14-06
Applicants must submit a narrative statement addressing each factor listed below with the application or the application will be rejected. Each factor should be addressed separately and include a description of the demonstrated experience that is directly related to the duties, responsibilities, and supplemental factors for this position.
- Describe your progressive responsible clerical or administrative experience which provided a knowledge of legal procedure and/or legal pleadings. Include length of time and average number of hours per day performing these functions.
- Describe your ability and work experience to professionally represent the court verbally and in writing.
- Describe your work related experience in managing multiple priorities and high volume work.