Deputy Clerk

Washington, D.C
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time


This position works in the operational divisions of the District of Columbia Courts providing administrative and clerical support as assigned.

This announcement will create a roster for all Superior Court Deputy Clerk vacancies.

The starting salary will be a Grade 6, Step 1 unless you are currently in the Federal or DC Government.

If you previously applied for a Deputy Clerk posting, you must reapply for consideration.

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The Deputy Clerk works in the operational divisions of the District of Columbia Courts providing administrative and clerical support as assigned. The duties include some or all of the following:
  • Assists the general public, attorneys, judicial officers and staff.
  • 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.
  • Enters and retrieves data using automated databases and manual logs.
  • 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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A background and security investigation is required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year.

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 professional references

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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High-school diploma or GED certificate, plus two (2) years of clerical or administrative experience. You MUST provide documentation of education or your application will not be considered.

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

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 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.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

Additional information

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

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

Submission of all required information is a must by the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet minimum qualifications requirements. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications take a typing, language arts (grammar, punctuation, and spelling), and records management (numeric filing) test. Applicants must type 40 WPM. An interview will be required of the highest qualified candidates as vacancies become available. The District of Columbia Courts conducts background and reference checks.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcripts or diploma)
4. List of professional references

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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