Chambers Administrator to the Honorable Ronald L. Buch

Washington, D.C
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 07, 2023
Full Time

Administrative duties include: managing the chambers in accordance with standards established by the Judge; establishing procedures for proper handling, organizing, and maintaining of records; providing for the receipt, handling and dispatch of case-related mail, memoranda, legal files, and documents filed in cases assigned to the Judge; recommending improvements in administrative policies within the chambers; acquiring needed equipment and supplies; receiving, processing, and preparing the Judge's responses to attorney-adviser applications according to the hiring needs and policies of the Judge; drafting memoranda relating to Law Clerk promotions; and acting as the chambers manager for purposes of leave approval and time and attendance records.

Case management duties include serving as case manager for cases assigned to the Judge; developing and maintaining procedures for tracking cases calendared for trial at trial sessions; reviewing and organizing materials related to trial sessions, such as pretrial memoranda, pending motions, orders previously issued, and final status reports; following procedures for handling sealed records; and overseeing groups of docketed cases assigned to the Judge. The CA also functions as a paralegal, drafting orders, checking factual findings and legal citations in opinions, reviewing transcripts and incoming motions and memoranda. In addition, the CA proofreads and formats draft opinions, correcting grammar and punctuation as well as checking for accuracy. The CA serves as the Judge's confidential assistant, screening telephone calls, maintaining the Judge's personal schedule, arranging appointments and conferences, and assembling necessary informational materials. The CA will also inform and, if needed, remind the Judge of matters in the Court or the chambers requiring consideration and disposition.


Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or Nationals.
  • All Court employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for US Tax Court Employees .
  • Employees of the United States Tax Court serve under "excepted appointments" and are considered "At-Will" employees, and, as such, may be terminated with or without cause. Federal Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply; however, Court employees are entitled to substantially the same benefits as other Federal Government employees.
  • Those who are required must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You may be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record.
  • Selection of this position is contingent on a favorable suitability determination and security background check, to include credit check, Federal income tax check, and criminal check. A candidate selected for this position must be current on their Federal income tax obligations before employment with the Tax Court, and must remain current at all times while employed by the Tax Court. Continued employment post appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the background investigation and credit check, and favorable adjudication. A background reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  • All applicant information is subject to verification.
  • The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for Court employees.


Special Rating Factors: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required)
  • High skill level and ability in using computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, Lexis/Nexis, and Westlaw.
  • Demonstrated paralegal skills such as cite checking and verifying authorities contained in opinions, orders, and other legal documents.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in analyzing, reviewing, and evaluating established office and/or case management procedures to determine if existing procedures are effective and efficient and to develop new procedures to meet new or changing situations.
  • Ability and skill in drafting legal documents, demonstrating attention to detail and proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in effectively communicating with officials, staff and third parties at all levels with tact, discretion, and professionalism.

  • Education

    College degree preferred; or Paralegal certification.

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    The United States Tax Court is an equal opportunity employer.