Job Title:Clerk of Court
Job Announcement Number:13-01
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, November 01, 2012 to
Friday, November 16, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Chicago, IL United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois is seeking a senior level executive with experience as an administrator of a large, diverse, and innovative organization to serve as the Clerk of Court for one of the nations busiest bankruptcy courts.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, along with a proven record of leadership and accomplishment, are required, preferably in a court environment.
About the Court: The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois is located in Chicago, Illinois, with a divisional office in Rockford, Illinois. The court has ten judges in Chicago and one judge in Rockford. The court is one of the busiest bankruptcy courts in the United States with over 57,000 cases filed in 2011.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
DUTIES:Back to top
Position Duties and Responsibilities: The Clerk of Court is appointed by the bankruptcy judges and has overall management authority and responsibility for the non-judicial components of the court. The Clerk occupies the highest non-judicial position in the court and works closely with the chief judge in assuring that the administrative and operational needs of the court are effectively and efficiently met. The Clerk supervises a staff of 118 clerks office employees and provides operational support to eleven bankruptcy judges. The Clerk is also responsible for providing administrative support services in the areas of human resources, systems technology, space, facilities, budget, and court staff, including the Office of the Clerk. The Clerk serves as the courts liaison to and works cooperatively with federal and local government agencies, bar groups, media representatives, and the public. The Clerk serves at the pleasure of the bankruptcy judges and is responsible for performing the statutory duties of the Office of the Clerk pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §156(e) and (f).
The Clerk of Court performs duties which include, but are not limited to:
working closely with the chief judge regarding court administration and policy;
creating a vision of excellence through strategic planning in an environment of limited and decreasing resources;
providing the administrative and operational infrastructure necessary to efficiently and effectively achieve the courts mission including hiring, assigning , and training of personnel;
creating and maintaining a culture that values human resources and the contributions necessary to maintain a good customer service based organization;
directing the processing of bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings;
promoting and maintaining the integrity of official court records in the custody of the Clerk;
directing and overseeing the courts property, procurement, and financial management programs, and ensuring proper oversight in the development, revision, and maintenance of internal control procedures;
preparing and managing the Courts annual budget;
facilitating the courts use of technology and automation;
analyzing and making recommendations on statues, local rules, and procedures affecting the operation of the court;
directing development and administration of comprehensive emergency preparedness plans;
coordinating and preparing statistical studies and reports as required by the court, the circuit, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and the Judicial Conference of the United States;
serving as the Courts Public Information Officer
performing special duties as directed.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
This position requires a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or business which provides a thorough understanding of organizational, procedural, and human aspects in managing an organization. At least three of the ten years of experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility. Such experience should include operational knowledge of the courts, financial management, space and facilities management, human resources management, oversight of information technology, and long-and short-range planning.
A bachelors degree with an emphasis in government, judicial, public, or business administration or a related field is required. A post-graduate degree in these areas is preferred.
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