Jury Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jun 01, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
Full Time

Reporting to the Jury Administrator, the Jury Specialist position assists in the management of the overall jury system's petit and grand jurors and is responsible for assisting with the system's efficient operation. The incumbent performs a number of duties related to the selection, qualification, summoning, orientation, management and payment of jurors.

  • Assist with the front counter/receptionist desk to perform administrative and customer service work to coordinate and prepare qualified jurors for jury selection.
  • Ensure efficient and fair operation related to the selection, qualification, summoning, orientation, management, and payment of jurors for petit and/or grand juries.
  • Perform administrative duties to include processing notices, entering data, providing customer service, preparing mail, and conducting jury orientation.
  • Perform administrative duties related to master wheel refill and grand jury selection.
  • Monitor and record the jury questionnaire process, juror attendance and selection.
  • Provide support and assist jurors during jury service.
  • Process payments and reimbursements for juror; prepare attendance certificates on behalf of jurors.
  • Process returned summons.
  • Operate the court's JMS and other automated systems.
  • Maintain and update the inbound and outbound telephone messages to the public through use of an interactive voice response system.
  • Maintain and update demographic and other information on juror candidates.
  • Work with chambers staff, clerk's office staff, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney's Office, and other groups to ensure the smooth operation of high-profile or protracted jury trials.
  • Provide assistance and support to higher-level positions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

United States citizenship is required for consideration for this position.

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

Employees of the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia 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 use the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.

Final candidates will undergo a background check.

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.


Required Specialized Experience: The candidate must also possess a minimum of two years of specialized experience. Specialized experience includes progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation.

Preferred Experience: Legal and/or court experience is highly preferred.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is critical.

Excellent organizational skills, the ability to respond to requests on short notice and the ability to manage multiple tasks and stringent deadlines are essential.


The successful candidate must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field closely related to the subject matter of the position. Education may not be substituted for specialized experience, because operation court support positions require hands-on experience to be credited as specialized experience.

Additional information

Full-time employees of the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia are eligible for a full range of benefits to include:
  • A minimum of 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Paid annual leave in the amount of 13 days per year for the first three years, 20 days per year after three years, and 26 days per year after fifteen years.
  • Paid sick leave in the amount of 13 days per year.
  • Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS).
  • Optional participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Flexible Benefits Program, the Commuter Benefit Program, and SmartBenefits (mass transit subsidy up to $300 per month).
  • Employee Recognition Program, budget permitting.
  • Tuition Assistance, budget permitting.
  • Workers' Compensation Program.
  • On-site physical fitness facility.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Federal Occupational Health Services Program (FOH)/ On-site Health Unit.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Work Life Services.
  • Virtual Learning through the Judiciary Online University.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees.
  • Priority enrollment for children beginning at three months of age until kindergarten of all employees of the United States Courts in the Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center (TMCDC).