U.S. Bankruptcy Court Case Administrator – Kansas City


Position Titles:             Case Administrator – Vacancy # W 19-18

No. of Positions:          1

Location:                    Kansas City, Kansas

Opening Date:             November 1, 2019

Closes:                         Open until filled, with preference given to resumes received by November 20, 2019  

Salary Range:             $41,471 – $51,853* (CL 25)

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and based upon Court Personnel System (CPS) guidelines. Advanced in step placement up to $67,426 may be available for exceptionally qualified candidates or prior federal employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity in our workforce.

 POSITION OVERVIEW:

Case Administrators manage the progression of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceeding cases from intake/case opening to final disposition by maintaining the official case records, monitoring the completion of required procedural steps, and performing necessary administrative and clerical tasks in the courtroom as well as in the Clerk’s Office. The incumbent works with team members, judges and chambers’ staff, attorneys and the public.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

These duties are intended to provide generalized examples of major duties and responsibilities that are performed by a Case Administrator.

  • Monitor the progress of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceeding cases from opening to closing to ensure their orderly and efficient movement through the court
  • Monitor case records for conformity with appropriate rules, practices and/or court requirements
  • Review and ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of data entered into the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) database
  • Prepare, analyze and ensure the accuracy of various case management reports
  • Generate notices related to bankruptcy case events
  • Collect appropriate fees
  • Assist with courtroom proceedings
  • Furnish appropriate case information to the public, members of the bar, and other parties involved in bankruptcy cases over the telephone, in writing, or at the front counter

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mandatory

General Experience: Must be a high school graduate and have performed at least two years of progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates the possession of, or the ability to acquire, the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Some or all of the two years of required general experience may be substituted with education above the high school level.

Specialized Experience:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to a CL 24 is required. Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and recurring application of procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws. It involves the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation. Educational substitution is not available for specialized experience.

Preferred

  • Experience working in the bankruptcy or legal field
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with a variety of programs and applications, including internet, word processing, and email
  • Familiarity with the court’s CM/ECF system
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of people tactfully and courteously
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use sound judgment
  • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  1. 13 days paid vacation for each of the first three years
  2. 20 days paid vacation after three years, 26 days after 15 years
  3. 13 days paid sick leave
  4. 10 paid holidays
  5. Choice of healthcare coverage, including dental & vision coverage
  6. Life insurance options
  7. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System
  8. Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (tax deferred retirement savings plan)
  9. Participation in the Long Term Care Insurance plan
  10. Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program
  11. Free parking
  12. Free onsite fitness center

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this position, please submit the following items in a single PDF document by email to ksb_employment@ksb.uscourts.gov:

1) a cover letter with salary requirements,

2) a chronological resume, and

3) a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice. One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement. This position is subject to mandatory participation in electronic payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit) and a favorable background check, which may be subject to periodic updates. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Due to the volume of applications received, the court may only communicate to those individuals who will be interviewed for open positions. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.

***THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER***

Attachments:
Case Administrator KC 19-18 (file)
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas

 

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas