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Jury Coordinator

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 25
Salary Range: 
$48,816 - $79,323
Location: 
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Monday, October 4, 2021
Closing Date: 
Open until filled – Preference given to applications received by October 18, 2021
Number of Positions: 
One
Vacancy Number: 
22-01
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

Be part of the Administration of Justice!  The nation’s largest Federal trial court is seeking applicants to join their judicial services team.  This is a unique opportunity for experienced individuals who may be considering an eventual career in the law.  The Jury Coordinator is responsible for one of the most critical aspects of the federal court process and service to the public.  Qualified applicants will have excellent oral communication skills, a commitment to outstanding customer service, a high sense of personal responsibility, and dedication to the American jury system.  The Court provides the necessary training in rules and procedures.  Jury Coordinators assist judges and jurors with all aspects of jury service.

Representative Responsibilities: 

In compliance with federal law, court rules, and procedures, a Jury Coordinator’s duties relate to the qualification, summoning, orientation, management, and payment of jurors, and include such tasks as:

  • Coordinating with courtroom deputies and judges to assure that all jury panel requests are met.
  • Reviewing the qualification of jurors in advance of initial report date and process questionnaires.
  • Verifying attendance and paying jurors accordingly.
  • Determine the number of prospective jurors needed.
  • Planning and coordinating the mailing of printed juror summonses, both in-house and with outside vendor.
  • Updating the Automated Juror Information System to notify jurors of date and times of required service.
  • Following up with persons who have failed to respond to questionnaires or jury summonses and take appropriate action.
  • Conducting orientation for prospective jurors.
  • Responding to inquiries from prospective jurors by phone, email, and letter.
  • Assisting with grand jury empanelments.
  • Compiling statistical data on juror usage. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Qualifications: 

Required:

To be qualified for appointment to the position of Jury Coordinator the applicant must have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent;
  • One year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical or administrative work and the application of a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws.  This experience is often found in law firms, state and federal courts, real estate offices and insurance companies;
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • The ability to communicate thoughts with confidence, clarity, conciseness, and tact; 
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills;
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible office administrative experience requiring the routine use of computers and various computer programs such as Microsoft Office products and financial and data based systems;
  • The ability to learn specialized terminology, and demonstrate an ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws to various situations;
  • An acute attention to detail, be well-organized, and have exceptional time management skills;  
  • The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, work effectively and think logically under periodically large workloads, and time constraints; and,
  • A work history demonstrating dependability and flexibility.

Preferred:

  • A college degree.
Physical Requirements: 

The successful candidate must be able to bend, pull, push and lift up to 15 pounds, reach, walk, stand and/or sit for extended periods with or without accommodation.

Benefits: 
  • 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 requires employees to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Federal Judicial Employees, which is available on the Court’s website:  www.cacd.uscourts.gov.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be requested of the candidate selected for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:

For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by email to apply_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov.  Attached documents must be in PDF format and the email should reference the position title and Vacancy No. 22-01.  Complete application packets must include the following:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a resume; and
  3. an application for Federal Branch Employment (visit the court’s website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov to download the job application).

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