Career Opportunities

(For all Northern California court locations)

Thank you for your interest in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The court seeks to promote diversity in the workplace and to create an environment that embraces and celebrates differences among gender, age, ethnic origins, different abilities and races.

Watch a video ( on working for the Federal Judiciary.

The first step in beginning your career search with the federal judiciary is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position of interest, visit “How to Apply” on “The Application Process” page.

Current Career Opportunities

All positions listed below will be open until filled (priority consideration given to applications received before the date listed).

 Priority Consideration Date
Chief Deputy of Administration (.pdf, 129 KB)

The Chief Deputy of Administration is a senior executive-level position that reports to the Clerk of Court, has regular interaction with federal judges, high-level officials, court staff, the public, and federal agencies, and is responsible for the management of all court administration functions. See the attached announcement for more information.

Official Court Reporter (San Francisco) (.pdf, 232 KB)

This Official Court Reporter, Certified Realtime, position is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, see the attached Vacancy Announcement.

Pro Tem Court Reporter BPA Forms Packet (.pdf, 320 KB)