POSITION: Administrative Assistant


SALARY/CLASSIFICATION: CL 22 ($28,947 - $47,113)

TERM: 1 year (Conversion to permanent is possible based on budget and performance.)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Priority given to applications received by November 30, 2018.


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is one of 12 regional federal courts. Circuit courts hear appeals from the district (trial) courts located within their circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. Headquartered in San Francisco with courthouses in Pasadena, Seattle and Portland, the Court serves nine western states, Guam and the Mariana Islands.

For more information about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, please visit: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov


This position is located in the William K. Nakamura Courthouse in Seattle and will help support the Court and its mission across a variety of departments and units. Representative duties include copying, filing, collating materials, data entry, and docketing. Additional Courtroom Deputy and Chambers support responsibilities will also be assigned as needed. Timeliness, flexibility, organizational skills, accuracy, and a strong work ethic are critical. Fast-paced environment. Heavy lifting required. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.


∙ High school diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred)

∙ Proficiency with email, Windows applications and Adobe Acrobat (PDFs)

∙ Excellent communication skills

∙ Strong customer service orientation; demonstrated initiative

∙ Ability and willingness to follow specific directions and work as part of a team

∙ Demonstrated reliability and flexibility; must be able to effectively prioritize tasks

∙ Heavy lifting (65 lbs.)


∙ BA degree with a 3.5 grade point average

∙ Familiarity with legal concepts and documents


∙ Vacation time accrues at a rate of 13 days per year the first three years; increasing with tenure

∙ Sick days accrue up to 13 per year; 10 holidays

∙ Choice of a variety of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans. Dental and vision coverage available. Flexible spending account program.

∙ Participation in both the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K, with employer matching).

∙ On-site gym

∙ Transit subsidy (budget dependent)


Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Positions with the U.S. Courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and can be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation and fingerprinting, and are subject to a probationary period. Employees are subject to The Judicial Code of Conduct. Direct deposit of pay required. The U.S. Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


An application package must include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references.

Please submit applications through the Court’s Career Portal: https://ca9-employment.breezy....

To ensure consideration, please submit all requested materials by November 30, 2018

Applicants scheduled for interviews should advise the Human Resources department if any accommodation will be necessary to interview. Applicants must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.