Job Title:Deputy Clerk
Agency:District of Columbia Courts
Job Announcement Number:CTWD-2013-0002
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Friday, February 08, 2013 to
Friday, February 22, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|1 vacancy -
Washington, DC, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|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 works in the operation divisions of the District of Columbia Courts providing administrative and clerical support as assigned.
This announcement will create a six month roster for all Superior Court Deputy Clerk vacancies.
- A background and/or security investigation is required.
- Probationary period of one (1) year.
DUTIES:Back to top
Assist general public, attorneys, judicial officers and staff; review and process documents or orders; complete forms; provide and receive information; enter and retrieve data using automated databases and manual logs; schedule calendars, appointments, juries, and services; collect and compile statistical data; administer oaths or affirmations; type correspondence, reports, and other documents; file jackets and case documents.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To meet minimum qualifications you must have a High School Diploma or GED certificate, PLUS two (2) years of clerical or administrative experience. Documentation of education MUST be provided or your application will not be considered. Please submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation, if available, with your application.
HS Diploma or GED
You must successfully meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position (e.g. education, job specific experience, etc).
You must attach all required documents with your application (e.g. education, licenses, certification, etc.).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet minimum qualifications requirements. If your minimum qualifications are met, each applicant's experience, education, and training will be rated using a Vacancy Questionnaire which includes the needed knowledge, skill, abilities to perform the duties of this job. All applicants who meet minimum qualification will be tested on Keyboarding, language arts (grammar, punctuation, and spelling) and records management (alpha and numeric filing). An overall passing score of 80% is needed for placement on the Deputy Clerk roster. An interview will be required of the highest qualified candidates as vacancies become available. Selecting Officials will conduct reference checks and may consider corrective action files and performance appraisals before making final selections.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
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:
• Health Insurance
• Dental & Vision
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Care Insurance
• Retirement Program
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.
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.
All required information must be received by the closing date.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
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.
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or college transcript or degree)
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated to determine your rating. Qualified candidates will be contacted for testing in keyboarding, language arts (grammar, punctuation, and spelling) and records management (alpha and numeric filing). Once testing has been completed, all applicant who score at least 80% will be placed on the Deputy Clerk roster and will be called for an interview as positions become available. All applicants will be notified of testing scores.