Court Operations Specialist – Kansas City, KS

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

DISTRICT OF KANSAS

 

Position Titles:                Court Operations Specialist – Vacancy #KC 22-12

No. of Positions:             1

Location:                          Kansas City, Kansas

Opening Date:                August 3, 2022

Closes:                              Open until filled, preference given to applications received by                                                           August 19 ,2022

Salary Range:                  $40,122 – $55,419 (CL 24/1 – 25/25)

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and based upon Court Personnel System (CPS) guidelines. Advanced in step placement up to $72,067 may be available for exceptionally qualified candidates or current or prior federal employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity in our workforce. The essential function of a court is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the court system. A community’s belief that a court dispenses justice is heightened when the court reflects the racial, ethic, and gender diversity of the community it serves.

Who We Are

In the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, we preserve justice, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty by impartially deciding and administering matters under the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

What We Value

We are public servants who respect the value of every person by treating each party, attorney, witness, defendant, offender, victim, and court employee with dignity and courtesy.

We study why we succeed so we preserve our strengths.

We improve processes, procedures, and ourselves through innovation and training.

We excel because of our consistent effort to perform every task well, whether large or small.

We communicate effectively to cultivate teamwork, diversity, inclusivity, and the free exchange of ideas.

We model ethics, integrity, and personal and institutional accountability.

We prepare ourselves to serve effectively by encouraging wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

What We Need From You

These duties of this position are intended to provide generalized examples of major duties and responsibilities that are performed by a Court Operations Specialist. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

Court Operations Specialist duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining and processing case information.
  • Managing the progression of cases from opening to final disposition, in accordance with federal and local rules and procedures.
  • Performing docketing tasks, issuing notices, maintaining official case records and monitoring the completion of procedural steps.
  • Preparing case documents for appeal.
  • Performing quality control checks on court filings.
  • Working closely as a team and sharing various office responsibilities such as answering phone calls, assisting customers at the counter, assisting internal court customers, processing mail and payments.

You will make a difference when working for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. District courts serve an essential function in the federal judiciary and society. The federal courts have jurisdiction over cases that: 1) raise a “federal question” involving the United States Government, the U.S. Constitution, or other federal laws; and 2) cases involving “diversity of citizenship,” which are disputes between two parties not from the same state or country. As a district court employee, you will be constantly learning as you work with judges, attorneys, the public, and other governmental and law enforcement agencies.

For more information, see Types of Cases | United States Courts (uscourts.gov).

You Must Have

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience demonstrating the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws, and involve the use of specialized terminology and automated computer systems and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of people tactfully and courteously.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and use sound judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a fast paced, team environment.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

It Would Be Great if You Have

  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with a variety of programs and applications.
  • A professional demeanor and strong work ethic.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

What We Offer

  1. 13 days paid vacation for each of the first three years
  2. 20 days paid vacation after three years, 26 days after 15 years
  3. 13 days paid sick leave
  4. 11 paid holidays
  5. Choice of healthcare coverage, including dental & vision coverage
  6. Life insurance options
  7. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System
  8. Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (tax deferred retirement savings plan)
  9. Participation in the Long Term Care Insurance plan
  10. Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program
  11. Up to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees
  12. Free parking
  13. Free onsite fitness center

Apply Now

To apply for this position, please submit the following items in a single PDF document by email to hr@ksd.uscourts.gov:

1) a cover letter,

2) a chronological resume, and

3) a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment*

  • Complete applications should be submitted by email to: hr@ksd.uscourts.gov
  • The Application for Employment form is available on the Court=s website under the Forms/Employment Please note that there are separate forms for PC and Mac users.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The subject line of the e-mail must include both the position title (Court Operations Specialist) and the position number (KC22-12).

 

* Current District of Kansas employees do not need to submit the AO 78 application form.

* You should NOT respond to questions 18, 19, and 20 of the AO 78 application form, in accordance with the Fair Chance to Compete with Jobs Act of 2019.

Information for Applicants

This judicial branch position is considered “excepted service” and does not carry the tenure rights of competitive Civil Service positions. The position includes the same benefits as other federal government employees including participation in health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice. One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement. This position is subject to mandatory participation in electronic payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit) and a favorable background check, which may be subject to periodic updates. The U.S. District Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Due to the volume of applications received, the court may only communicate to those individuals who will be interviewed for open positions. Travel and relocation expenses cannot be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.

 

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