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Financial Specialist

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 25
Salary Range: 
$48,816 - $79,323
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Closing Date: 
Open until filled, preference given to applications received by December 29, 2021
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.

  • United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office employees are entitled to federal benefits such as: A defined benefit pension plan; a retirement savings plan including generous matching contributions; paid vacation and sick leave; eleven paid holidays per year; and choosing from an array of insurance plans including health, life, dental, vision, long term disability, long term care, and flexible spending programs.
  • Commuter subsidies are available to employees who use public transportation to and from work.
  • Extensive on-line training options. Travel for in-person training and professional conferences is available, funds permitting.
Information for Applicants: 
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to undergo an FBI background check.
  • The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States currently seeking citizenship or intending to become a citizen immediately after meeting the eligibility requirements.
  • This position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) participation for payment of net pay.
  • Expenses associated with interviews or relocation will not be reimbursed.
  • 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:
  • This recruitment is for a position considered “high-sensitive.” To determine suitability for the position, applicants must provide criminal history information on the Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (AO78). Therefore, all questions requesting criminal history information must be answered even if identified as optional. This requirement also applies to any other employment-related forms when requested.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be requested of the candidate selected for this position.


Applications should be submitted to Documents must be in Word, or PDF format, and the email should reference Vacancy No. 22-18. Complete applications must include the following:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a resume; and
  3. an application for Federal Branch Employment (please visit the Court’s website at to download the application form).

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will communicate only 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.

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.