Courtroom Clerk (District of Columbia Courts Agency Employees Only)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Courtroom Clerk is responsible for capturing and maintaining a verbatim record of court proceedings and for entering case information during and after the proceedings. The Courtroom Clerk also supports the operations of the courts.

This announcement will create a roster for all Superior Court Courtroom Clerk positions.

If you previously applied for a Courtroom Clerk position, you must reapply for consideration.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The Courtroom Clerk duties include some or all of the following:
  • Assembles all cases to be heard by the court prior to the judge taking the bench.
  • Records judicial proceedings and decisions on official court documents.
  • Administers oaths to witnesses and impanels juries.
  • Prepares judicial summonses, bench warrants, arrest warrants and other legal documents as directed by a judge.
  • Identifies and accounts for exhibits. Advises defendants of rights and penalties for violation of conditions of release.
  • Manages the operations of the courtroom of the DC Superior Court, and performs administrative support as assigned.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
09

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • District of Columbia Courts Employees refer to Policy 0210 and Policy 0200


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)

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

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRADE 7: High School Diploma or GED plus three (3) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment; or an Associate's degree plus (1) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRADE 8: High School Diploma or GED plus four (4) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment; or an Associate's degree plus (2) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment; or Bachelor's degree.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRADE 9: High School Diploma or GED plus five (5) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment; or an Associate's degree plus three (3) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment; or Bachelor's degree plus one (1) year of administrative or clerical experience in a court, legal or office environment.

Some familiarity with the criminal judicial system, judicial branch or legal terminology is preferred.

Must provide documentation of education or your application will not be considered.

Must possess the ability to: multi-task, get along with a diverse group of people, accurately type in real time while monitoring a proceeding, attention to detail, attentiveness, organized, and able to work under pressure.

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, Fairness, Integrity, Respect and Transparency.

Education

To qualify based on education, upload a 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.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

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

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

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • Résumé
  • Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
  • Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. college transcript or degree) if qualifying based on education higher than a high school diploma/GED


  • 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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