Clerk’s Office Career Opportunities

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

  • The Court is not authorized to reimburse travel expenses for interviews or relocation.
  • Applicants called in for an interview for the Clerk’s Office will be given tests to determine their level of skill.
  • Final successful candidates are subject to a FBI fingerprint check and background investigation.

This page lists current Clerk’s Office vacancies for all Northern California court locations.

 Priority Consideration Date
Official Court Reporter (.pdf, 126 KB)

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is seeking an Official Court Reporter in San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, California. Court reporters balance in-person courtroom work with substantial opportunities to report while teleworking. Occasional travel within the district is likely.
Being an official court reporter involves:
• Working as part of a team of reporters for the judges of the court.
• Attending, recording verbatim by shorthand reporting, and uploading files of proceedings held before judges. Reading back the record as required.
• Producing transcripts at a high volume, including a significant amount of daily work.
• For some criminal matters, creating audio recordings in addition to shorthand notes.
• Being guided by and responsible for following the policies and administrative procedures contained in the Court Reporter Management Plan.
• Performing administrative duties at a high level, including billing for transcripts, financial and other record keeping, preparation and filing of required Administrative Office reports, and responding to correspondence.

Web Administrator (.pdf, 121 KB)

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is seeking a Web Administrator. This position is located in the District Court Clerk’s Office in San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose, California. The Clerk’s Office offers a highly flexible telework policy, allowing for a healthy work-life balance. Full-time telework is also available. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the development and continuing maintenance of the court’s external and internal websites in a manner consistent with the court’s vision, mission, and end-user needs. The incumbent determines the feasibility of design within time and cost constraints for new or revised web pages or application access. The Court is also looking to leverage SharePoint. This is a shared position with the Probation and Pretrial Offices of the Northern District. The incumbent will report to the Director of Information Technology in the Clerk’s Office but will have projects with all three offices. Priority application June 12, 2024

Solicitation for Court Reporting Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (.pdf, 223 KB)

This is a solicitation for proposals to enter into a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for contracting court reporting services for the United States District Court - Northern District of California. The Court intends to award BPAs to one or more court reporters found to meet the court’s qualifications.

The Court reserves the right not to make any awards as a result of this solicitation. Award of a BPA does not guarantee that the contractor will receive orders for any particular aggregate dollar value, or in fact that any orders at all, for court reporting services.

Contractors responding to this solicitation should carefully review the Statement of Work, the minimum qualifications required, the court’s maximum transcript fee rates (non-negotiable including real-time feeds), and the BPA terms and conditions, all of which will be incorporated into any Blanket Purchase Agreement awarded under this solicitation.

Contractors wishing to be considered for this BPA must complete and return the pages in the attachment CAND_CR_BPA_Form_Fillable. Note, for each prospective contract court reporter, a minimum of 3 references must be identified for whom the reporter has performed work within 3-year period.

Please note that at this time our need is for in-person, not remote contract court reporters. Occasionally accommodation for remote reporting might occur but it will be offered only to those who are willing to provide in-person reporting.

The solicitation will be open for the period of March 28, 2024 through April 12, 2024. All forms must be submitted by 2:00 PM on April 12th. The contract period will run May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025.
Any questions should be addressed in writing via email to the contracting officer, The completed BPA forms must be emailed to by 2:00 PM on April 12, 2024.


How to Apply

  1. Create an account with
  2. Go to the Northern District’s page on
  3. Questions? Feel free to contact the Human Resources Unit at 415-522-2147 /