Clerks Administrator

Washington, D.C
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time

CSO is seeking a self-motivated Clerks Administrator in the Operations Branch to serve as the primary point of contact for clerks of court and provide day-to-day direction and assistance in the programs and policies effecting the operations and efficiency of court clerks' offices, appellate, and circuit units. The ideal candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Functioning as an advisor to court unit executives and as an expert in clerks' office operations, providing comprehensive advice and support to court unit executives and their staffs in every aspect of clerks' offices' operations.
  • Conducting onsite management consulting to identify challenges and make recommendations to improve operations in individual clerk's offices.
  • Monitoring caseload and other workload factors to identify trends or problems.
  • Contributing to the development procedures, guidelines, training, and operational advice and disseminate that guidance in writing or orally at conferences, formal training events, in publications and memoranda or through meetings with court executives.
  • Conducting research using tools such as the Guide to Judiciary Policy, the Federal Rules of Procedure, and other reference material.
  • Building relationships within the Agency, and in the courts, in support of the work of the Branch and the courts.
  • Attending meetings at the direction of the Division and Branch Chiefs and preparing corresponding reports and summaries.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues on projects as assigned by the Division and Branch Chiefs, often under tight deadlines.
  • Conducting work measurement reviews and revisions, and process redesign/re-engineering.
  • Providing support for the ongoing operating needs of the federal courts (appellate, bankruptcy, and/or district courts), including helping courts prepare for and implement the requirements of new rules, laws, or policies.
  • Assisting in the analysis, development, implementation of best practices in clerks' offices' operations.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience working for or with a clerks' office of a federal court; providing direction and assistance in the programs and policies affecting operations; and assisting in the analysis, development, and implementation of best practices in a clerks' offices' operations.

    Desired but not required: Experience supporting an appellate court is highly desired.


    A bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university in a related field is highly desired.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.