Clerk of the Panel
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Desired attributes include familiarity with Panel practice, a law degree, and academic and professional achievement in law, management and/or a related field.The preferred candidate also will have:
(1) Prior managerial experience in the federal judiciary, including operational knowledge of the courts, financial management, human resources management, and CM/ECF/information technology.
(2) Strong analytical, written and oral communications, and interpersonal skills.
(3) Excellent computer skills including a working knowledge of networks sufficient to oversee the management of the Panel's automation needs.
(4) Excellent organizational and management skills.
(5) Experience and tenure in leading teams, managing budgets and financial plans, and evaluating work processes and organizational impact.
To be qualified for appointment, a full-time, two-year commitment is required. Candidates must meet the following standards:
General: Applications must have ten years of progressively responsible legal or administrative experience in public service or business that provides a thorough understanding of the organizational, procedural, and human aspects of managing an organization.
Management Responsibility: At least three of the ten years' experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility, defined below.
Substantial Management Experience
Substantial management experience is high-level administrative experience that provided a thorough understanding of the organizational, procedural, and human aspects of managing an organization. Such experience typically includes financial management, space and facilities management, oversight of the information technology and human resources functions, and long and short-range planning.
A bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing is required. A law degree is preferred. A postgraduate degree in law, or public, business or judicial administration from such a college or university may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to three years of the required general experience.
Pay System and Benefits
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation falls within the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Panel employees are "Excepted Service Appointments". Excepted Service Appointments are "At-Will" and can be terminated with or without cause by the Panel at any time. Federal Government Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply. This position is classified under the Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP-CUE). Panel employees are subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.
Full-time employees are eligible for a full range of benefits such as paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement benefits that include a defined contribution program and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). TSP is a 401(k) equivalent program that includes matching contributions. Additional benefits include health and life insurance, disability and long-term care insurance, dental and vision insurance, a Flexible Benefits Program which includes medical and dependent care reimbursement, and transit subsidy program.
An incumbent not already employed by the Judiciary will be considered provisional pending successful completion of a ten-year full-field OPM background investigation. Every five years, thereafter, the position requires an updated investigation. Employees must adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, which is available upon request.
The Federal Courts practices zero tolerance for illegal drug use. Those applicants selected for further consideration may be subject to testing. Applicants must be a United States Citizen or eligible to work in the United States. THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Only qualified applicants will be considered. Incomplete applications may not be considered. The Panel does not pay travel expenses for interviews. The Panel reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.