$42,627 – $69,274 (CL 23)*

$47,200 – $76,733 (CL 24)*

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 considering a career in public service and/or the legal field. The Calendar Unit, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, is seeking a talented Assistant Calendar Clerk to join our team.

Representative Duties

  • This position is located in the Clerk’s Office and reports to the Operations Supervisor. The Calendar Unit is responsible for setting the Court’s hearing schedule and for providing judges with necessary case materials.
  • Data entry and analysis, responding to requests from judges and attorneys, sending notices to attorneys, reviewing case materials for potential recusal issues and calendaring priorities, shipment of case materials and other duties as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will have a steady, professional demeanor, a keen attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and enjoy working within a diverse team environment.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications for CL 23: Two years of progressively responsible legal or federal work experience in the above representative duties and:

  • General knowledge of court procedures, practices, and the Ninth Circuit; 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 preferred.

Qualifications for CL 24: All qualifications for CL 23, plus:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to work at CL 23.

Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance

Salary*: Depending on qualifications and experience, $42,627 to $76,733 (CL 23 – CL 24)

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

Initial application review: January 20 – February 12, 2021.

Tentative interview dates include the weeks of February 16 -22.

On-site parking is available for in-person interviews. By entering the Federal courthouse, all CDC guidelines and policies will be adhered to, i.e., maintaining social distancing and complying with PPE requirements.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer