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Clerk of Court

Company: United States Courts
Location: Fargo
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Court Name/Organization: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Location: Fargo, ND Opening and Closing Dates: 05/06/2021 - 06/02/2021 Appointment Type: N/A Classification Level/Grade: JSP 16 Salary: $150,212 - $183,300 Link to Court Careers Information: https://www.ndb.uscourts.gov/news/job-opportunity-clerk-court Announcement Number: 21-01 Link to Job Announcement

Position Description

The Clerk is an executive level manager appointed by the Chief Bankruptcy Judge with overall management authority and responsibility for the non-judicial components of the court. The Clerk occupies the highest non-judicial position in the court and works closely with the Chief Judge in assuring that the administrative and operational needs of the court are effectively and efficiently met. This position requires an individual who possesses the leadership, management, communication skills and technical expertise necessary to anticipate and resolve complex administrative, budget, and operational challenges quickly and efficiently. provides operational support to the Chief Judge, and consults with and makes recommendations to the Chief Judge regarding court policies and procedures. The Clerk is the official custodian of the records and dockets of the court and is accountable for all fees, costs and The Clerk supervises a staff of eight employees, oversees the office in Fargo, North Dakota, other funds collected by the court. As the certifying officer for the court, the Clerk is responsible for the efficient use of the court's resources, and manages the administrative, budget and operational activities of the court. The Clerk serves as the court's liaison to and works cooperatively with federal and local government agencies, bar groups, media representatives, and the public.


* Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship. * A bachelor's degree with an emphasis in government, judicial, public, or business administration or a related field; a post-graduate degree in these areas is preferred. * Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative experience (e.g., financial management, space and facilities management, human resources management, oversight of information technology, and long- and short-range planning) in public service, law or business which provides a thorough understanding of the organizational, procedural, and human aspects of managing an organization. At least 3 of the 10 years of experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility. * Experience in the federal judiciary is preferred, with operational knowledge of the courts, office automation (including automated case management systems), and a working knowledge of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and adversary proceeding case flow. * Solid organizational, problem solving, and conflict resolution, as well as outstanding oral and written communications skills, are required. The successful candidate should be a leader and motivator who is able to clearly describe his or her demonstrative leadership style, vision and values. * A performance history that clearly reflects skills and demonstrable experience in managing a complex and detailed annual budget.


* Paid annual and sick leave * 10 paid holidays per year * Medical coverage with a government contribution (choose from a variety of plans, health premiums may be deducted as pre-tax dollars, optional participation) * Vision and dental insurance (optional participation) * Life insurance program with a government contribution (optional participation) * Long-term care insurance (optional participation) * Flexible Spending Program (pre-tax contributions for health/dependent care, optional participation) * Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) * Thrift Savings Plan (employer matching, similar to 401K, optional participation) * Parking privileges

How To Apply

To be assured consideration for this position, qualified applicants must submit the following:

* Completed AO 78 (Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment) (Form is available here: https://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/forms) * Cover letter outlining qualifications, relevant experience, management style and philosophy (include vacancy number 21-01) * Resume * Contact information for three (3) professional references knowledgeable of employment history (including legal and technical knowledge), character and integrity

Documents must be sent in PDF format to: ginger_elless@ndb.uscourts.gov

The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: United States Courts, Fargo , Clerk of Court, Other , Fargo, North Dakota

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