Deputy Clerk (Bilingual / Spanish)

Washington, D.C
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Full Time

The Bilingual (Spanish) Deputy Clerk works in the operational divisions of the District of Columbia Courts providing administrative and clerical support and providing exceptional customer service in English and Spanish to the public, judicial officers, attorneys or staff. Duties include some or all of the following:
  • Assists general public, attorneys, judicial officers and staff.
  • Provides exceptional customer service in English and Spanish.
  • Reviews and processes documents and orders.
  • Completes forms or other materials such as warrants, summonses, complaints, and subpoenas.
  • Provides and receives information from citizens, police officers and witnesses as necessary for clarifying facts or preparing reports.
  • Maintains calendars, appointments, juries, and services.
  • Collects and compiles statistical data.
  • Administers oaths or affirmations.
  • Types correspondence, reports, and other documents.
  • Files jackets and case documents.
  • Enters and retrieves data using automated databases and manual logs.

The selected candidates must be able to speak, interpret, read and write Spanish and English fluently.

The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.


Conditions of Employment

  • A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.
  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • Candidates must be able to speak, interpret and write English and Spanish.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or degree)
4. List of three (3) professional references

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


If you applied under a previous announcement, you must re-apply in order to be considered.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High-School Diploma or GED plus two (2) years of clerical or administrative experience court, legal or office environment. You MUST provide documentation of education or your application will not be considered.

Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are required.

Must be able to speak, interpret, read and write Spanish and English fluently.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here:

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.