$34,395 to $55,951 (CL 22)*

San Francisco, CA

Are you interested in a position that supports the federal Judiciary’s mission of ensuring equal justice under the law? This is an excellent opportunity for a college graduate interested in a career in law who wants to become familiar with court operations. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, is seeking a talented Administrative Assistant to join our team.

Representative Duties

  • This position is located in the Clerk’s Office in San Francisco and reports to the Calendar Supervisor. The Calendar Unit is responsible for setting the Court’s hearing schedule and for providing judges with necessary case materials.
  • Copying, scanning, data entry, proofing, emailing chambers and counsel, sending notices to attorneys, and assisting others as needed.
  • Additional Courtroom Deputy responsibilities will also be assigned.
  • Timeliness, flexibility, organizational skills, accuracy, and a strong work ethic are critical. Fast-paced environment. Heavy lifting required.
  • The successful candidate will have a cheerful, professional demeanor and enjoy working within a diverse team environment.

Required Qualifications

A high school diploma and:

  • Proficiency with email, window applications and Adobe Acrobat; ability to work independently or in a team environment; demonstrated, proactive, problem-solving approach; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong customer service ethic; and ability to understand and apply established rules and procedures.
  • Bachelor’s degree or familiarity with legal concepts and documents preferred

Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance

Salary*: Depending on qualifications and experience, $34,395 to $55,951 (CL 22)

Time off: 13 vacation days; 13 sick leave days; 10 paid holidays

Benefits: Employer subsidized health and life insurance plans. Dental, vision, flexible spending account, long-term care plans available. Employer sponsored pension plan and supplemental retirement contribution plans with employer match.

Other Perks: Telework opportunities, eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, mass transit subsidy, reasonable work hours, team environment, creative people, and enhanced vacation accrual-based tenure.

How to Apply

Please submit a pdf application packet through the Career Portal that includes: 1) cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience performing the representative duties, and 2) current resume

Next Steps

Priority given to applications received by April 30, 2021.

Tentative interview dates include the week of May 17, 2021.

Video conference interviews available.

Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Direct deposit of pay required. Provisionally hired pending results of background investigation and fingerprinting. Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees.

Equity Focused Employer

We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. The 9th Circuit encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.