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Job Title:  Branch Supervisor
Agency:  District of Columbia Courts
Job Announcement Number:  DVU-2013-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Monday, January 14, 2013 to Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US  View Map
United States Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the U.S.


The District of Columbia Courts consists of the Court of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court System. DC Courts constitutes the Judicial Branch of the District of Columbia Government, and is separate and distinct from the Executive and Legislative Branches.

This position heads the Domestic Violence Operations Branch of the Domestic Violence Program for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  The work involves managing the operations of the Branch which is responsible for providing and monitoring courtroom staff, and processing and overseeing the quality control of all cases in the Domestic Violence Unit including orders of release and detention. Additionally the Branch Supervisor will oversee all aspects of customer service to litigants, attorneys and the general public.  


  • A background and/or security investigation is required.
  • Probationary period of one (1) year.


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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Incumbent manages the day-to-day operations of the Domestic Violence Unit.  Supervises courtroom and clerk's office staff in the initiation of cases, preparation of daily court calendars, annotation and update of calendars and events, and the receipt, filing and timely processing of motions, petitions and appeals concerning unit cases.  Monitors the flow of forms and records used in branch processes.  Reviews and certifies judgment and commitment orders in accordance with court policy.  Recommends changes to improve unit operations.  Compiles statistical data for special and monthly requests.   Assists in providing leadership, guidance and training to branch staff, as well as staff evaluation.


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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eight (8) years of administrative or clerical experience in a court or family law agency including three (3) years directly dealing with domestic violence cases as well as one (1) year as a first-level supervisor, and one (1) year using a computer system; or a bachelor’s degree plus four(4) years of experience in a court or family law agency directly dealing with domestic violence cases, as well as one (1) year as a first-level supervisor, and one (1) year using a computer system. Documentation of education (copy of HS diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or college transcript or degree) must be uploaded with your application or your application will not be considered. Please upload a copy of your most recent performance evaluation, if available, with your application.

To qualify based on education, upload copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. 

To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted: 

1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of HS diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or college transcript or degree)

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at or call 202-879-0496.


Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  If minimum qualifications are met, each applicant's experience, education and training will be rated using a Vacancy Questionnaire.  The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform the duties of this job: 

  1. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience using court terminology, criminal, family, and domestic violence procedures.
  2. Ability to manage operations of branch, providing leadership, organization, supervision and guidance.
  3. Ability to interpret law and policy and to develop policies, procedures, instructions and make recommendations where necessary.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in order to provide courteous and effective customer service to judicial officers, court staff and the public.
  5. Ability to collect and analyze data utilizing databases and PC software and to prepare statistical reports.

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The District of Columbia Courts is an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government and is not under the authority of the City Mayor or the D. C. Council. DC Courts appropriation comes directly from Congress. All DC Courts non-judicial employees receive federal benefits for the following programs:  Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance and Workers Compensation. 

Please click on the following for more information about these benefits: 

The DC Courts leave policy is as follows: 

Annual Leave is used for vacations, rest and relaxation, and personal business or emergencies. New full-time employees earn 4 hours of annual leave each 2 week pay period. After 3 years of service this increases to 6 hours every 2 weeks, and at 15 years it increases to 8 hours every 2 weeks. Most military service counts toward the time required to go into the next higher annual leave category. Employees can carry over no more than 240 hours of annual leave into the next leave year.

Sick Leave is used for personal medical needs, care of a family member, or adoption related purposes. Full-time employees earn 4 hours of sick leave every 2 weeks. This leave can be accrued without limit. 

The DC Courts are closed on all federal holidays and two additional days: DC Emancipation Day, April 16th and Employee Appreciation Day (Friday after Thanksgiving Day). Employee Appreciation Day is approved by our Executive Officer on a year by year basis.

In addition to the federal plans, the DC Courts offers employees supplemental vision and dental plans as well as commuter transit benefit subsidy, for a maximum of $120 a month. There are 26 pay periods in the year.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.


This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
All required information must be received by the closing date.


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process


1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of HS diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or college transcript or degree)


Nancy Matos
Phone: 202-879-0496
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
District of Columbia Courts
Moultrie Building
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated to determine your rating. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. It is expected that a selection will be made within 60 days of the closing date of this announcement. All applicants will be notified of the outcome.

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