Courtroom Deputy Clerk
Posted on Jan 14, 2020 by UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
The Courtroom Deputy Clerk is the "face" of the court to much of
the public and attorneys who practice in the Court and helps create
positive public impressions about the Judiciary.
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Manage judge's caseload, including calendaring, monitoring
deadlines, filings, and timely responses to orders.
Keep judge and staff informed of case progress.
Schedule court proceedings, court reporters, and
Coordinate with jury administrator for upcoming trials and
need for jurors.
Assist in jury selection and maintain jury selection and
Perform case administration duties, including docketing and
quality control review of electronically filings.
Draft orders and judgments and process same.
Review cases and reports for necessary actions.
Take notes of proceedings and prepare minutes.
Record court proceedings.
Serve as liaison between the Clerk's office, bar, public, and
Assist with naturalization ceremonies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Specialized experience such as progressively responsible
clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and
recurring application of clerical procedures that demonstrate the
ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws
and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and
automated software and equipment for word processing, data entry or
report generation. Such experience is commonly encountered in law
firms, legal counsel offices, banking and credit firms, educational
institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies,
real estate and title offices, and corporate headquarters or human
resources/payroll operations. Eligibility for CL27 requires two
years of specialized experience equivalent to CL26 work.
Preferred Qualifications/Court Preferred
Candidates must demonstrate exceptional computer skills; a
demonstrated ability to thoroughly research and solve problems;
ability to reason through, analyze, and interpret written
communications; ability to multitask and prioritize work
assignments; superior oral and written communications skills;
strong organizational skills and attention to detail; strong
interpersonal skills; personal integrity and exceptional judgment;
and a professional demeanor and appearance appropriate in a Court
environment. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a
This position is assigned to the Office of the Clerk and
directly supports United States District Judge William M.
Thirteen days of vacation for the first three years, which
increases with tenure. Thirteen days of sick leave and 10 paid
holidays. Choice of employer-subsidized federal health and life
insurance plans, with optional dental, vision, and long-term care
coverage. Flexible spending account program. Federal Employees
Retirement System and employer-matching Thrift Savings Plan
(similar to a 401K). On-site fitness center. Public transportation
subsidy (budget dependent).
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF
attachment by email to
subject line "Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Reference No. 20-04." When
saving your documents as one PDF, it is important to name the file
using only your firstname_lastname. Only candidates selected for an
interview will be notified and must travel at their own