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Clerk of Court
City of service:
Eastern District Of Washington
Monday, 7/23/2007 2:06 PM PDT
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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CLERK OF COURT
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington is seeking applications for the position of Clerk of Court. The court consists of two active judges and one recalled judge and a staff of 29 employees. The court’s main office is in Spokane, Washington with a divisional office in Yakima, Washington. The clerk is appointed by the judges of the court. This is a high level management position which functions under the direction of the chief judge. The clerk is responsible for managing the clerk’s office and overseeing the performance of the statutory duties of the office. The position entails a large number of administrative and managerial functions, including, but not limited to:
Traveling to locations both in and out of Washington
Consulting with, and making recommendation to the judges regarding court policies and procedures
Preparing and managing the annual budget
Providing direction and leadership to the operations staff responsible for case management functions, courtroom support needs, information technology services, statistical analyses and reporting requirements, internal controls, inventory control and human resource management
Supervising the procurement and financial management activities
Hiring, assigning, training and developing personnel;
Establishing and continually maintaining the relationships with the various courts in the circuit, the Practicing bar and other government agencies having business with the court;
Traveling to the divisional office and to other meetings and conferences as required.
Date Position Available:
February 1, 2008
JSP 17 [$141,193 up to $153,416 per annum, cost-of-living increase expected in January 2008]
Application Closing Date:
August 13, 2007
To be qualified for appointment, a candidate is required to have a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
The candidate must have 10 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or business which provides a thorough understanding of the organizational, procedural, and human resource aspects of managing an organization. At least 3 of the 10 years’ experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility.
A post graduate degree in public, business or judicial administration from an accredited university may be substituted for one additional year and a degree from an accredited law school may be substituted for two additional years of the general experience requirement. The active practice of law, either in the public or private sector, may be substituted year for year of practice for the general experience requirement.
Desirable qualifications are that the candidate have a performance history that demonstrates skills in managing limited resources against multiple demands; excellent leadership, organizational and analytical skills; strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; excellent problem solving skills with the ability to analyze problems and assess the practical implications of alternate solutions; an understanding of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules and of legal terminology and processes; a good working knowledge of computer technology and experience with case management automated systems similar to those used by the court; the ability to work effectively with judges and other court management staff and a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees of the court serve “AT WILL,” and as such, can be terminated with or without cause. The Office of Personnel Management civil service position classification standards and appeal procedures
do not apply
to court employees. The U.S. Courts require employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct which is available to applicants for review upon request. ALL application information is subject to verification. The appointment is provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion and approval of a background investigation. This position is subject to mandatory participation in EFT (electronic fund transfer), direct deposit of pay.
Employees of the U.S. Courts are entitled to the same benefits as other federal government employees, including 13 days paid vacation per year for the first 3 years of employment; 20 days per year up to the 15th year; thereafter, 26 days per year. Sick leave is earned at 4 hours per pay period (104 hours per year); participation in the federal retirement program and tax-deferred Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k plan); optional participation in a Federal health insurance program of your choice with pre-tax premium deduction; optional participation in the Federal employee’s group life insurance program; up to 10 paid holidays per year; optional enrollment in the judiciary’s group long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, and commuter benefits program; and creditable time-in-service in other federal agencies, or in the military, will be added to judiciary employment when computing employee benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Send or e-mail a comprehensive resume, outlining your educational background, employment and salary history, and other relevant information to:
Honorable Frank Kurtz
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of Washington
East 402 Yakima Avenue, Suite 200
Yakima, Washington 98901
THE U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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