POSITION TITLE: Jury Clerk/Generalist Clerk

POSITION TYPE: Full-Time Regular (FTR), Excepted Service


LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: CL 23-24 (Salary $37,306 - $67,161 per year)*

* Starting salary usually in the low to middle portion of the range provided above, depending upon qualifications and experience. If hired at CL-23, promotion to the higher level, budget allowing and when determined qualified, would be available without further competition.

OPENS: August 16, 2019

CLOSES: September 6, 2019

The U.S. District Court Clerk s Office currently is accepting applications for a full-time Jury Clerk/Generalist

Clerk opening. The position is located in the District Court Clerk s Office in Boston, Massachusetts.

Representative Duties: (Depending on placement)

Performs duties relating to master wheel refill and grand jury selection. Monitors and records the jury

questionnaire process, juror attendance and selection. Provides support and assistance to jurors during jury


Prepares and mail summons notices and forms. Processes payments and reimbursements for jurors; prepares

attendance certificates on behalf of jurors. Processes returned summons (including data entry and preparing

excuse letters).

Operates the court's JMS and e-juror component of JMS and other automated systems.

Maintains and updates the inbound and outbound telephone calls through use of interactive voice response

system for summoned jurors. Maintains and updates demographic and other information on juror candidates.

Works with chambers staff, clerk's office staff, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), U.S. Attorney's Office and

other groups to ensure the smooth operation of high-profile or protracted jury trials.

Assists with jury panels for judges on impanelment day. Monitors and records juror attendance. Assists with

juror orientation.

Executes follow-up procedures on persons who fail to respond to questionnaires or jury summonses and takes

appropriate action to ensure compliance.

Assists in the receipt and review of incoming documents to determine conformity with appropriate rules,

practices and/or court requirements. Routes documents to proper offices and/or staff after acceptance.

Assists in the collection of appropriate fees, assigns case numbers and randomly assigns judges to cases.

Informs customers of required fees. Receives payments and issues receipts. Secures funds in cash register.

Balances cash drawer at the end of the day. Processes credit card payments for filed documents.

Acts as receptionist and furnishes information to a wide variety of people within and outside of the court.

Receives and stamps incoming documents. Maintains court files.

Assists in entering certain types of documents and proceedings on the docket. Creates and/or updates certain

matrix mailing lists.

Assists in the preparation and shipping of records to the appropriate Federal Records Center and retrieves

records, when needed.

Operates a variety of copying and records equipment. Answers and routes incoming calls. Assists the public

in the use of computerized databases. Provides basic information to the public, bar and the court.

Performs other duties, as assigned.


A generous benefits package is available and includes the following:

Ten (10) paid federal holidays

Paid annual and sick leave

Retirement benefits under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

Health benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB)

Dental and Vision insurance options under the Federal Employees Vision and Dental Insurance Program


Flexible Benefits Program

Life insurance benefits under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI)

Long Term Care Insurance options through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Transit Subsidy Program


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with some early morning or extended hours, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

High school graduation or equivalent; College degree preferred;

Two years of general work experience that indicates the candidate possesses or has the ability to acquire the

particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position;

One year or more of progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and

recurring application of clerical or administrative procedures that demonstrates the candidate has the ability to

apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws and involves the routine use of specialized terminology

and automated software and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation;

Candidates should be mature, responsible, poised, possess tact, diplomacy, good judgment, analytical skills,

initiative and excellent customer service skills. The incumbent must have strong verbal and written

communication skills and be computer literate, including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets,

Adobe Acrobat and other basic computer software programs;

Commitment to public service;

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or meet the exceptions to the statutory restrictions on hiring non-citizens to

work in the federal government in the continental United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor s Degree.

Experience working in a state or federal court.

FBI Background Investigation

Applicants considered for this position will undergo a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background

investigation defined as a technical fingerprint search of the criminal history records of the FBI national

fingerprint database to determine if there is an arrest record on the individual.

How To Apply:

Submit all of the following documents as a single pdf:

(1) a cover letter,

(2) a current resume,

(3) a list of three professional references with current contact information, and

(4) a completed AO-78, Application for Federal Judicial Branch employment (version dated 10/09) to:

United States District Court

Attn: Human Resources

Vacancy #19-13

John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse

1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2300

Boston, MA 02210

Applications also accepted by e-mail: [Click Here to Email Your Resum ]

Note: If you apply by e-mail, please make certain the code HR Mail, Vacancy #19-13, Jury Clerk/Generalist Clerk appears in the subject line of your e-mail correspondence to [Click Here to Email Your Resum ].

The Application form AO-78, version dated 10/09) is available on our website in fillable format at

www.mad.uscourts.gov. Please print or type all information. If your application does not provide all

information requested, or if your applicant packet is not complete, you may lose consideration for this position.

Information For Applicants:

Employees of the United States District Court are appointed in the excepted service, are considered at-will

employees, and serve at the pleasure of the Court. All Court employees are required to adhere to a Code of

Conduct, copies of which are available upon request. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or meet the exceptions

to the statutory restrictions on hiring non-citizens to work in the federal government in the continental United

States. The United States District Court is a part of the Judicial Branch of the United States government.

Although comparable to the Executive Branch (civil service) in salary, leave accrual, health benefits, life

insurance benefits, and retirement benefits, generally court employees are not subject to the many statutory

and regulatory provisions that govern civil service employment.

The U. S. District Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw

the job announcement or to fill the position earlier than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of

which actions may occur without any prior written notice. This job announcement may involve filling more

than one position described herein. Applicants who do not submit all requested materials by the closing date

of this announcement may lose consideration for the position.

The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages. Completion of a six

month probationary period is required.

Due to the expected high volume of applicants for this position, the U.S. District Court will only make

contact with those qualified applicants who will be invited to interview.



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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