Assistant Division Manager – Wichita



Position Number:           WI 20-16

Position Title:                  Assistant Division Manager

Location:                          Wichita, Kansas

Opening Date:                November 10, 2020

Closes:                              Open until filled, with preference given to applications received by                                           December 10, 2020

Salary Range:                  CL 26/1 – 27/25 ($46,600 – $64,009)

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and based upon Court Personnel System (CPS) guidelines. Advanced in step placement up to step 61 in each grade may be available for exceptionally qualified candidates or current or prior federal employees.


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


The Assistant Division Manager helps coordinate the workload of the clerk’s office and is responsible for training staff and overseeing and reviewing their work.  The incumbent functions as a procedural resource for all clerk’s office staff in the divisional office and maintains a docket and performs various administrative duties.

In consultation with the Division Manager, the incumbent works with district management staff, chambers and counterparts in the other divisional offices to help establish and administer district-wide policies and procedures. The Assistant Division Manager serves in the capacity of the Division Manager in her or his absence.  Occasional travel is required.

You will make a difference when working for the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas.  Bankruptcy Courts serve an essential function in the federal judiciary and society.  Debtors obtain a fresh start, affording them new opportunities to rebuild their lives and contribute to society.  Creditors find a more predictable and efficient process to determine which funds are available to them and collect those.  As a Bankruptcy Court employee, you will be constantly learning as you serve Judges, attorneys and the public who are navigating this dynamic field of the law.  For more information, see


These duties are intended to provide generalized examples of major duties and responsibilities that are performed by an Assistant Division Manager.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for those who are monitoring the progress of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceeding cases from opening to closing to ensure their orderly and efficient movement through the court, identifying and addressing opportunities for improvement
  • 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
  • Act as a back-up to the Case Administrators, including noticing, fee collection, courtroom work, and communication with the public and bar
  • Act as a back-up to the Division Manager in his or her absence




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 particular 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:  At least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the level below the level for which the candidate is being considered. Specialized experience includes 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.



The successful applicant will also have:

  • Experience working in the bankruptcy or legal field
  • A proven history of leading teams in the workplace
  • Experience training others
  • 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


  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


To apply for this position, please submit the following items in a single PDF document by email to

1) a cover letter,

2) a chronological resume, and

3) a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment*

  • Complete applications should be submitted by email to:
  • The Application for Employment form is available on the Court=s website under the Forms/Employment Please note that there are separate forms for PC and Mac users.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The subject line of the e-mail should include both the position title (Assistant Division Manager) and the position number (WI 20 – 16).


*Current District of Kansas employees do not need to submit the AO 78 application form.


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.


Assistant-Division-Manager-WI-20-16 (file)
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas