UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
INTAKE / GENERALIST CLERK

JOB NUMBER 04-UTD-14


Opening Date: September 12, 2014 Closing Date: September 30, 2014

The Office of the Clerk is recruiting for a well-organized, detail-oriented individual who possesses exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills and enjoys working with the public.  The Intake/Generalist Clerk performs a variety of civil, criminal, and pro-se intake duties. This is a full time position with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and reports to the Court Operations Supervisor. The position is a Court Personnel System classification level 24, with a starting salary of $34,703 annually.

Representative Duties:

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum of two years of general clerical work experience and one year of specialized work experience in government or private sector, which provided a thorough understanding of office administrative procedures, automated records-keeping systems and organization of a high-volume of paper flow.  A bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for general work experience.  The position requires basic understanding of and familiarity with computers/data entry, and the initiative to accomplish assigned work independently and accurately within specified time limits.  Applicants should be well groomed and exhibit a professional appearance.  Applicants should have good general computer skills including a working knowledge of Word, WordPerfect, Windows and Adobe Acrobat.  Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws with accuracy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience related to the processing of legal documents such as found in a law office, a judicial court, financial institution, real estate office, or insurance firm is highly desirable. A bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred. Experience with data entry in complex information processing systems, plus demonstrated computer literacy and creativity with automated systems is also preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position is at CL 24 or $34,703 - $43,389 depending on length and relevance of experience.  There is potential promotional opportunity up to a CL26 without further competition.  The position falls within the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government and the benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, long term care, and disability insurances, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits and tax deferred savings plan.  This position is subject to mandatory direct deposit participation.

Conditions of Employment:

All application information is subject to verification. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a background investigation including an FBI fingerprint check.  The Intake/Generalist Clerk is an excepted service position, serves at the pleasure of the court and is an 'at will' employee and can be terminated with or without cause. All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct. Applicants must be United States citizens or be eligible to work in the United States. Multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit: 1.) a cover letter, 2.) a written response to the application questions listed below, no more than one page per response to each question.  3.) a detailed resume including education, previous employment and salary history and 4.) an Application for Judicial Branch Employment (AO-78). The application form (AO-78) is available via the court's web site or at the address listed below from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Completed application packages must be delivered or postmarked no later than September 30, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications will be screened for qualifications and only the most qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for a personal interview. All applicants scheduled should advise the Human Resources Office if an accommodation is necessary to interview.  PLEASE NOTE: All candidates who initially applied for job 04-UTD-14 will still be considered and need not re-apply.

Application Questions:

  1. Provide what computer application programs you have used and the level of expertise for each. What methods have you used to ensure your skills and use of the applications are up to date?
  2. Describe how you adapted to the use of new technology in your current or previous employment.
  3. Explain your approach to completing a task when you have limited time and resources to devote to it.

Please email completed application packages in PDF format to UTD_HumanResources@utd.uscourts.gov

or mail to

United States District Court
Human Resource Office
Attn: Intake Clerk Position
351 S West Temple, Room 2.117
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

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