Courtroom Deputy to a Senior U.S. District Judge – Kansas City, Kansas


Position Titles:                  Courtroom Deputy to Senior U.S. District Judge – Vacancy # KC 22-9

No. of Positions:              1

Location:                             Kansas City, Kansas

Opening Date:                   May 5, 2022

Closes:                                  Open until filled; preference given to applications received by May 27, 2022

Salary Range:                    $48,800 – $67,052 (CL 26/1 – CL 27/25)*

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and based upon Court Personnel System (CPS) guidelines. Advanced in-step placement up to $87,173 may be available for exceptionally qualified candidates and current/prior federal employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity in our workforce. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the court system. A community’s belief that a court dispenses justice is heightened when the court reflects the racial, ethic, and gender diversity of the community it serves.

Who We Are

In the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, we preserve justice, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty by impartially deciding and administering matters under the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

What We Value

We are public servants who respect the value of every person by treating each party, attorney, witness, defendant, offender, victim, and court employee with dignity and courtesy.

We study why we succeed so we preserve our strengths.

We improve processes, procedures, and ourselves through innovation and training.

We excel because of our consistent effort to perform every task well, whether large or small.

We communicate effectively to cultivate teamwork, diversity, inclusivity, and the free exchange of ideas.

We model ethics, integrity, and personal and institutional accountability.

We prepare ourselves to serve effectively by encouraging wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

What We Need From You

These duties provide generalized examples of major duties and responsibilities that are performed by a Courtroom Deputy to Senior U.S. District Judge. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Utilize the electronic case filing system (CM/ECF) to monitor filings and responses to judicial orders; set dates and times for court proceedings; and inform the judge and immediate staff of case progress to ensure matters are timely addressed.
  • Attend court sessions and conferences, assist with the orderly flow of proceedings, set up the courtroom, ensure the presence of all necessary participants, manage exhibits, and prepare minute entries and judgments for the judge’s approval.
  • Serve as a liaison between the clerk’s office, the bar, and the court to ensure that cases proceed smoothly and efficiently.
  • Answer routine inquiries and provide public assistance on court processes as authorized, maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive matters.
  • Assist with court events, special projects, and other administrative duties as needed by the judge and the clerk’s office.
  • Receive, screen, and refer telephone calls and visitors.

You will make a difference when working for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. District courts serve an essential function in the federal judiciary and society. The federal courts have jurisdiction over cases that: 1) raise a “federal question” involving the United States Government, the U.S. Constitution, or other federal laws; and 2) cases involving “diversity of citizenship,” which are disputes between two parties not from the same state or country. As a district court employee, you will be constantly learning as you work with judges, attorneys, the public, and other governmental and law enforcement agencies.

For more information, see Types of Cases | United States Courts (uscourts.gov).

You Must

  • High school diploma or equivalent and at least two years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience demonstrating the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws, and involving the routine use of computer systems word processing, data entry or report generation.
  • Incumbent must always present a professional demeanor.
  • Time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail are exceptionally important.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.

It Would Be Great if You

  • Possess a four-year degree from an accredited institution.
  • Have previous experience that provided a working knowledge of legal terminology and processes.
  • Enjoy problem-solving and being of service to others.

What We Offer

  1. Paid vacation: 13 days (1-3 years); 20 days (4-14 years); 26 days (15+ years)
  2. Paid sick leave: 13 days per year
  3. Paid federal holidays: 11 days
  4. Choice of healthcare coverage, including dental & vision coverage
  5. Life insurance options
  6. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  7. Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (tax-deferred retirement savings plan)
  8. Participation in the Long-Term Care Insurance plan
  9. Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program
  10. Up to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees
  11. Free parking
  12. Free onsite fitness center

 Apply Now

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

1) a cover letter,

2) a chronological resume, and

3) a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

  • The application for employment form is available on the court website under Forms/Employment. Please note there are separate forms for PC and Mac users.
  • The subject line of the e-mail must include both the position title (Courtroom Deputy to Senior U.S. District Judge) and the position number (KC22-9).
  • Current clerk’s office employees do not need to submit the AO 78 application form.

Information for Applicants

The 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. District 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 cannot be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.

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

Attachments:
CRD Kansas City 22-9 (file)
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas

 


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas