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(For all Northern California court locations)

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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.

See also Magistrate Judge Information and Career Opportunities.  

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, 154 KB)

The Chief Deputy of Administration is member of the senior management team reporting directly 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. The Chief Deputy of Administration is responsible for managing the Clerk’s Office Administration Department, which consists of approximately 20 staff and 5 supervisors and managers, and for the court’s four courthouses. The Administration Department includes budget, finance, procurement, space and facilities, and human resources.
The Chief Deputy of Administration is responsible for strategic planning, performance management, project management, emergency response and COOP planning, and for overseeing the provision of court and facility security. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

Staff Attorney & Communications Officer (.pdf, 122 KB)

This position is located in the District Court Clerk’s Office in San Francisco, California. The incumbent reports directly to the Clerk of Court and is responsible for conducting legal research and analysis of the court’s policies, rules, guidelines, procedures, and programs. The incumbent oversees and facilitates communications of the court and serves as the media liaison for the court. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

01/21/2022
Executive Assistant (CL-26) (.pdf, 173 KB)

This position is located in the Court Clerk's Office. The Executive Assistant performs administrative support services for the Clerk of Court and the Chief Deputies of Operations and Administration. The incumbent ensures the efficient management of events, meetings, correspondence, reports, and resources and analyzes problems and develops solutions. The incumbent standardizes office procedures and guides other staff to ensure administrative consistency. The job involves handling information of a confidential and sensitive nature. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

01/28/2022
Courtroom Deputy Clerk (Oakland) (.pdf, 121 KB)

The courtroom deputy clerk provides administrative support in and out of the courtroom to judges. This position calls for accuracy, diplomacy and sensitivity in dealing with judges, attorneys, members of government agencies, and the general public. Successful courtroom deputy clerks work with meticulous attention to detail, create systems to organize and prioritize tasks, and communicate with calm and confidence. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

01/19/2022
Intake/Docketing Clerk CL-25 (Oakland) (.pdf, 119 KB)

Docket Clerks perform various functions and are responsible for docketing, maintaining and processing case information, and managing the progression of cases to final disposition, in accordance with approved internal controls, procedures, and rules. Docket Clerks at this level are fully proficient at managing the progression of cases to final disposition. They are responsible for noticing, managing the progression of cases, maintaining official case records, monitoring the completion of required procedural steps, reviewing filed documents to determine conformity and taking appropriate action, ensuring that all orders are automated entries are appropriately and accurately docketed, and making summary entries on the docket of all documents and proceedings. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

02/1/2022
Docket Clerk CL-25 (Oakland) (.pdf, 117 KB)

Docket Clerks perform various functions and are responsible for docketing, maintaining and processing case information, and managing the progression of cases to final disposition, in accordance with approved internal controls, procedures, and rules. Docket Clerks at this level are fully proficient at managing the progression of cases to final disposition. They are responsible for noticing, managing the progression of cases, maintaining official case records, monitoring the completion of required procedural steps, reviewing filed documents to determine conformity and taking appropriate action, ensuring that all orders are automated entries are appropriately and accurately docketed, and making summary entries on the docket of all documents and proceedings. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

02/1/2022
Official Court Reporter (Oakland) (.pdf, 138 KB)
Financial Specialist (San Francisco) (.pdf, 105 KB)
Official Court Reporter (San Francisco) (.pdf, 232 KB)
Pro Tem Court Reporter BPA Forms Packet (.pdf, 320 KB)

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