Job Overview


The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.

AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service. Salary is commensurate with experience. Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.

The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.

This position is designated as confidential or policy-determining under the Administrative Office (AO) Personnel Act, Section 3(a)(5)(B) and, as such, is not covered by the AO's personnel regulations developed under the AO Personnel Act of 1990.


The Office of Public Affairs Office (OPA) is the central point of contact for public information and communications. OPA provides a wide range of communications services for judges, court staff, and the AO and serves as the liaison between the Judiciary and the news media. OPA's core programs are media relations, web and new media services, video production services, and community and educational outreach.

The OPA web communications staff provides web communications, social media, and communications strategy expertise for the AO and the courts; develops and designs web content to meet communications goals; manages the Judiciary's public website,; manages the Judiciary's intranet site, JNet; manages the AO's intranet site, AOWeb; and develops tools and services to assist court units in developing public websites.

The web communications staff is comprised of communications strategists, web editors, content development staff, and technical staff. The web communications team operates in a collaborative, team-based, Agile operating environment.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Developing and implementing web communications strategy for the federal Judiciary's intranet websites;
  2. Managing and coordinating day-to-day website activities, setting priorities and supervising staff;
  3. Working with program office staff to develop any or all aspects of their web presence, including messaging, content development and promotion, multimedia integration, usability review, accessibility and search optimization, and analytics review;
  4. Analyzing user data and analytics to inform content strategy and decision-making;
  5. Assisting with design and implementation of program evaluation and stakeholder feedback efforts for web programs and projects;
  6. Providing social media consultation, implementation, and analysis;
  7. Working with the technical lead to plan and implement website technical changes;
  8. Assisting in development of internal website guidance and policies;
  9. Serving as the advisor to agency senior staff members on web communications; and
  10. Serving as AO liaison to government web community.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current employees of the Federal Judiciary (AO or U.S.Courts) and/or applicants who live in the Washington, DC metropolitan or commuting area.

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