Courtroom Deputy

Greenbelt, Maryland
Aug 23, 2020
Aug 31, 2020
Full Time


The Clerk's office is recruiting for one Courtroom Deputy position in the Greenbelt Division. We are seeking an individual who is looking for a challenging and rewarding career in public service. The incumbent will be a member of the Greenbelt Courtroom Deputy team. This highly visible position is the primary liaison between the Clerk's office, chambers, the bar and the public.
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Key Requirements

The individual must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, well organized, and be able to multitask in a fast-paced team environment. The incumbent also must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a pleasant demeanor and a high level of professionalism.

Representative Duties
  • Manage large caseload including calendaring, distributing and monitoring various deadlines, monitoring the filing of pertinent documents and timely responses to judicial orders, and ensuring compliance with relevant protocols.
  • Serve as the primary source of information to parties, counsel, case trustees, standing trustees and the U.S. Trustee on scheduling conferences, hearings, trials, and other case processes.
  • Review cases and reports for necessary actions.
  • Coordinate hearings, whether held in person or virtually, and ensure the orderly flow of court proceedings by setting up the courtroom, assuring the presence of necessary participants, making a verbatim record on recording equipment, maintaining a detailed log of recorded proceedings, swearing in witnesses, and managing exhibits.
  • Take notes of proceedings, rulings, notices and prepare minute entries electronically.
  • Review the quality of electronically filed documents, ensure that all orders and automated entries are appropriately and accurately docketed, and make summary entries on the docket of documents and proceedings.
  • Assist in the accurate statistical reporting requirements of the Administrative Office.
  • Support the courtroom deputy team by providing back-up and coverage as necessary.
  • Update manuals and supporting documents.
  • Perform additional administrative duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
27 - CL-27.


Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be United States citizens or lawful permanent residents actively seeking citizenship. As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a background check. Employment will be considered provisional pending the successful completion of the background check and a favorable suitability determination.


Two years of general and a minimum of two years of specialized 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. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to function effectively as part of a team. Excellent computer, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; excellent customer service skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and adhere to strict deadlines; accuracy and attention to detail required.

CL26 Qualifications: Candidates must have two years of general experience or a college degree plus at least two years of specialized experience equivalent to work at the CL25 level. Promotion potential without further competition.

CL27 Qualifications: Candidates must have at least two years of specialized experience at the CL26 level.


Experience with bankruptcy law, procedures, rules, and terminology, or other legal or court experience. A college degree from an accredited institution is also preferred.

Additional information

Judicial Branch employees are "at will" employees and are not subject to the employment regulations of competitive service. However, judiciary employees are entitled to benefits similar to those of other government employees including: paid annual and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, health and life insurance, a flexible benefits program, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K plan, with employer matching) as well as participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, flexible work schedule, and a professional environment. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit is required.

Interview travel expenses and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. The court provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. All employees are required to adhere to the "Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees," which is available for review upon request. The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the positions at any time, any of which actions may occur without any prior written or other notice.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Experience, interview, education and references.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

All interested persons must submit a single PDF containing:
  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Completed AO 78 Application Form, which may be obtained at ;
  • Copies of their last two performance evaluations; and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references. Please note that by submitting the references, the applicant consents to those references being contacted.

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