Generalist Clerk

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 23/24
Salary Range: 
$36,664 -$64,334
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Closing Date: 
Open until filled, with preference given to applications received by August 30, 2017
Number of Positions: 
Vacancy Number: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

The Court is recruiting for a well-organized, detail-oriented individual who possess exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills. This position reports to the Financial Director.

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.
  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to work at CL 23.
  • Two years of general experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to drive a fork lift (training and certificate will be provided).
  • Dependability and reliability is a must.
  • Type 35 wpm.
  • The successful candidate must be able to bend, pull, push and lift up to 40 pounds, reach, walk, stand and/or sit for extended periods, with or without accommodation.


  • Familiarity with Excel and experience in using inventory programs highly desirable.
  • College course work or college degree.
  • United States District Court 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; ten 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 utilize public transportation to and from work.
  • Extensive on-line training options. Travel for in-person training and professional conferences is 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.
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 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 Word, or PDF format, and the email should reference Vacancy No. 17-32. 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.