Magistrate Judge Relief Courtroom Deputy/Data Quality Analyst

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 25
Salary Range: 
$42,699 - $69,403
Location: 
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Number of Positions: 
One or more
Vacancy Number: 
14-42
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

The Court is recruiting for a well organized, detail-oriented individual who likes the challenge of variety, and possesses excellent customer service and time management skills.

Representative Duties: 
  • Performs relief courtroom duties for a Magistrate Judge Courtroom Deputy.
  • Maintains control of the cases and examines all papers filed in an action to the judicial officer for conformity with the rules of practice; calendars and regulates the movement of cases by fixing dates and times for hearings on motions, pre-trial hearings, trials and conferences.
  • Prepares the calendar daily; confers with attorneys acting as liaison between the judicial officer and counsel; calls the court calendar; conducts arraignments of defendants in criminal cases; notes the appearance of counsel in matters before the Court.
  • Impanels and administers oaths to jurors; provides liaison with the jury clerk for ordering and cancellation of juries; keeps required records on other jury matters; swears witnesses and interpreters.
  • Marks, stores and returns exhibits.
  • Composes substance of minute order to carry out expressed intentions of the magistrate judge; provides Criminal Duty, PIA, CVB and ECRO coverage; prepares judgments.
  • Advises the financial section of fines and orders of restitution by the magistrate judge in all cases.
  • Performs data quality control on attorney docketed entries of all documents and proceedings on the docket; performs docket functions in CM/ECF; checks ECF ready folders; and assists in case management by ensuring that all automated entries are appropriately linked for proper case management.
  • Generates deadlines and deficiency notices for missing or erroneous documents.
  • Assists chambers staff with electronic filing. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures involving the routine use of keyboard skills and use of specialized legal terminology, and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills. 
  • Computer literacy.
  • Typing of 45 wpm. 
  • College degree preferred. 
Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands of the job involves lifting boxes, shifting exhibits and court records that require a person to perform moderate to semi heavy physical activity; requires trouble shooting courtroom equipment; ability to stoop, bend, pull and push carts or portable luggage carriers to deliver voluminous documents to the judge’s chambers; ability to sit in court at a computer terminal during court hearings entering information into the databases;  involves prolonged periods of sitting from two to three hours at a time.  Work is performed in an office setting or a courtroom on a daily basis overseeing the general clerical duties.

Benefits: 

The District Court is within the Judicial Branch of the United States Government and its employees are entitled to federal employees benefits such as a pension plan, retirement saving plan with excellent matching, group health insurance, life insurance, dental, vision, long term disability, long term care programs, flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off. 

Information for Applicants: 

The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a code of conduct which is available on our website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov.  The final candidate will be subject to a background investigation by law enforcement agencies.  The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for court employees.  Due to the volume of applications received, the court will only communicate with those individuals who will be tested or interviewed.  All applicants scheduled to test or interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary to test or interview. The United States District Court is a smoke-free environment.  Applicants 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.  Applicants can download an application from our website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov or call our 24-hour job information line at (213) 894-2904.  Submit job application to:

U.S. District Court
312 N. Spring Street, Room 535
Los Angeles, California 90012  
Refer to Vacancy No 14-42 

Special Instructions: 

Applicants must submit a narrative statement addressing each factor listed below or the application will be rejected.  Each factor should be addressed separately and include a description of the demonstrated experience that is directly related to the duties, responsibilities, and supplemental factors for this position.

  1. Describe your progressive responsible clerical or administrative experience which  provided a knowledge  of legal procedure and/or legal pleadings. Include length of time  and average number of hours per day performing these unctions.
  2. Describe your ability and work experience to professionally represent the court verbally  and in writing.
  3. Describe your work related experience in managing multiple priorities and high volume  work.