Financial Specialist

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 25
Salary Range: 
$50,324 - $81,829
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Closing Date: 
Open until filled, preference given to applications received by September 15, 2022
Number of Positions: 
Vacancy Number: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

The United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the Central District of California is seeking a detailed oriented individual who possesses skill and accuracy with numerical calculations, knowledge of automation financial systems, and excellent customer service skills. This position reports to the Fiscal Supervisor.

Representative Responsibilities: 
  • Performs accounting tasks for all monies paid into the court pending the outcome of litigation.
  • Performs accounting tasks for monies disbursed by the court including money paid to various agencies and individuals in satisfaction of court orders.
  • Maintains and analyzes accounting records consisting of a cash receipt journal, registry and deposit fund, various subsidiary ledgers and other records necessary to properly account for the revenues and expenditures of the court.
  • Coordinates with judges, magistrates and their staff, as well as the Clerk of Court and staff regarding all financial transactions.
  • Performs cashiering duties, counts monies received and process receipts and deposits in appropriate bank accounts.
  • Processes victim restitution payments and provides customer service to victims and their representatives.
  • Receives, reviews and prepares payment vouchers received, and enters data into the automated check writing/accounting system.
  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to classification level CL 24.
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of accounting and/or cashiering experience, 10-key, and data entry skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with the public.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in keyboard and computer skills.
  • Dependability and reliability is a must.
  • College degree preferred.
Physical Requirements: 

Successful candidate must be able to bend, pull, push and lift up to 20 pounds, reach, walk, stand and/or sit for extended periods, with or without accommodation.


Federal employees are entitled to federal benefits such as health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.  Participation in a defined benefit plan the Federal Employees Retirement System-Further Revised Annuity Employee (FERS-FRAE), and up to 5% matching contributions on retirement savings through the Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent).  Generous accrual of paid time vacation and sick leave and 11 paid holidays per year.  Commuter subsidies for public transportation to and from work.  Extensive online training options and in-person training and professional conferences, funds permitting.

Information for Applicants: 

Must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident with authorization to work in the United States who is currently seeking U.S. citizenship or intending to become a U.S. citizen immediately after meeting the eligibility requirements.  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to undergo an FBI background check.  The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for employees.  The United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office requires employees to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Federal Judicial Employees, which is available on the Court’s website: 


Applications should be submitted to  Documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and the email should reference the vacancy number.  Complete applications must include the following:

1.    Cover Letter – Address how your background, skills, and experience meet the qualifications listed
2.    Resume – Include key career accomplishments
3.   An application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment (AO78) (please visit the Court’s website at to download the AO78 application form).

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will only communicate with those individuals who will be interviewed. Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary to interview.  Unfortunately, the Court is unable to reimburse applicants for any travel or parking costs.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.