Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Jury Coordinator

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 25
Salary Range: 
$50,324 - $81,829
Location: 
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Closing Date: 
Open until filled – Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2022)
Number of Positions: 
One
Vacancy Number: 
22-50
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: 

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: www.cacd.uscourts.gov.  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be requested of the candidate selected for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications should be submitted to apply_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov.  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 http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/employment 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.