Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II) (TS/SCI clearance is required)

Washington, D.C
Mar 20, 2023
Mar 27, 2023
Executive, Chief
Full Time

  • Serve as the first level supervisor for Clerk's office employees.
  • Assist the Clerk in managing, tracking and processing all budgetary requests.
  • Manage the day-to-day caseload and ensure the court staff, the Clerk and the judges are apprised of updates as needed.
  • Work closely with legal staff on time-sensitive matters to ensure correct and efficient processing of documents.
  • Work closely with specific parties outside the Judiciary to collect and disseminate time sensitive information and workflow updates to the appropriate individuals.
  • Along with others, accept and review incoming documents to ensure conformity with the appropriate rules of practice and court requirements.
  • Assume all duties and responsibilities of the Clerk in the absence of the Clerk.
  • Work closely with the Clerk in determining long range priorities as well as general operational management practices.
  • Assist with coordinating and managing judicial meetings and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

United States citizenship is required for consideration for this position.

Because of the access to highly classified materials and information, a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance is required for this position. Preference will be given to applicants with a current and active TOP SECRET/SCI clearance. The selected candidate will also undergo a background check.

Employees of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are "At-Will" and can be terminated with or without cause by the court.

Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees .

Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.

Selection will be made consistent with the provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan adopted by the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement.


General Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other responsible work that provided an opportunity to gain:

a) a general knowledge of management practices and administrative processes,
b) open, clear and transparent communication skills,
c) ability to synthesize complex information and prioritize accordingly,
d) ability to take initiative and demonstrated problem solving abilities,
e) skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships, and
f) the ability to exercise mature judgment.

Specialized Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative, supervisory, managerial, or professional work that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, and theories of management.

Court Preferred Experience:

Demonstrated document management skills for large, complex cases and internal or non-case related records is preferred. Management experience in a federal or state court judicial or administrative office of the courts is highly desired, as is experience working with classified information. Solid organizational, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills, as well as exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are strongly preferred. A proven record in leadership and accomplishment is desired. Experience in information technology and a working knowledge of the federal court system are preferred.


Undergraduate: The successful candidate must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, political science, criminal justice, law, management or a field closely related to the subject matter of the position.

Postgraduate: A postgraduate degree in public, business or judicial administration from a college or university may be substituted for one additional year of the required general experience.