Generalist Clerk

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 23
Salary Range: 
$35,256 - $57,306
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Closing Date: 
Friday, October, 9, 2015
Number of Positions: 
Vacancy Number: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

The Court is recruiting for a well organized, detail-oriented individual who possesses exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.  This position reports to the Senior Contracting and Procurement Officer. 

Representative Responsibilities: 
  • Sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail, including mail being received by the Post Office, Fed Ex, UPS and other shipping companies.
  • Inventorying and distributing office supplies when ordered by court employees.
  • Driving cargo van to move mail from one building to another.
  • Mailing scanned documents.
  • Metering mail for the entire court.
  • Performing project work as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of general office experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Computers skills desirable, excel skills and skills in using inventory programs highly desirable.
  • Must be able to drive a fork lift (training and certificate will be provided).
  • Dependability and reliability is a must.
  • Typing of 35 wpm.
  • College course work or college degree is preferred. 
Physical Requirements: 

The selected candidate must be able to bend, pull, push and lift up to 40 pounds, reach, walk and/or stand for extended periods, with or without accommodation.

  • A satisfying career providing support to judges and equal access to the judicial process.  The typical court employee stays for at least ten years, and many throughout their entire career.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave; eleven paid Federal holidays per year.
  • Extensive health, life, dental vision, disability, and long term care insurance plans. The United States District Court is a smoke-free environment.
  • A defined pension plan plus a matching and tax-deferred 401k plan.  
  • Direct pay deposit. Commuter subsidies are available.
  • Designated casual work dress days.
  • Extensive on-line training options.  Travel for in-person training and professional conferences are available, funds permitting.
  • Federal court employees can pursue an on-line certificate and degree programs in judicial administration through Michigan State University, partially subsidized, funds permitting.
  • Federal court employees can join at their expense the Federal Court Clerks Association, a national, professional court organization founded in 1922.


Application Process: 

To be assured consideration, please submit a completed application (visit the court’s website at to download the job application) to    by the close of business Friday, October 9, 2015.  E-mail documents must be in WordPerfect, Word or PDF format.  Zip files and faxes will not be accepted.  You may also mail your completed application to: United States District Court, Human Resources Department, 312 N. Spring Street, Room 535, Los Angeles, CA  90012.  Refer to:  Vacancy number 15-37.   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.  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 after meeting the eligibility requirements.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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 after meeting the eligibility requirements.  The final candidate will be subject to a FBI fingerprint background check: with periodic reinvestigation, if applicable.  Retention depends on a favorable suitability determination.  The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a code of conduct which is available on the court’s web site at   All positions are subject to mandatory electronic funds deposit of pay.  More than one vacancy may be filled with this announcement.