Clerical Assistant

United States District Court - New York, NY4.4

Announcement Number: 19-13
Court: U. S. District Court / Southern District of New York
City, State: New York, NY
Court Website:
Permanent Position: Temporary
Job Grade: CL - 22
Minimum Salary: $30,571
Maximum Salary: $49,756
Closing Date: 03/01/2019
Position Description


DATE: February 15, 2019

POSITION: Clerical Assistant

TERM: Temporary - Potential to become permanent without further notice

NO. OF POSITIONS: Multiple positions may be filled from this posting

LOCATION: 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York


SALARY: $30,571 - $49,756 - Depending on qualifications & experience

CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2019


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent provides clerical and administrative assistance to the Office of the Clerk of Court. Duties include providing reception services such as: receiving, screening, and referring telephone and inperson visitors, answering general inquiries from reference material, drafting correspondence and memoranda, preparing documents for foreign mailings, docketing and scanning mailing certifications, performing data entry into several databases, photocopying, and performing other duties as assigned. The position involves heavy telephone and public contact and requires considerable tact and patience. The tour of duty for one position is 8:30am to 5:00pm and the other is 9:00am to 5:30pm.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be high school graduates, or equivalent. The position requires excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, strong interpersonal skills, computer literacy and knowledge of legal terminology. Applicants must be skilled in data entry and word processing and possess the ability to type 50 words per minute. The incumbent must be punctual and maintain good time and attendance.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: One or more years of clerical or administrative experience in work which involved typing, filing, record keeping, public contact and telephone usage.

EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: College education may be substituted for general experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: College education and the ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.

BENEFITS: The Federal Judiciary offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; participation in federal health benefits, life insurance and retirement programs; supplemental dental and vision insurance, long term care plan options, flexible spending accounts and a transit subsidy program once eligibility requirements are met.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered for this position, please submit in one PDF document, a resume detailing your education and work experience and cover letter. The cover letter must indicate the position for which you are applying, including the vacancy number, indicate the tour of duty for which you would like to be considered, and identify how your education and/or experience relate to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Candidates must also include the vacancy number and position title in the subject field of the e-mail containing your application. Only applications submitted via email will be accepted. Applications that do not conform to the above procedures will not be considered. Only candidates selected for the testing process will be contacted. Please submit your application, one PDF document containing a resume and cover letter to:

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship. Employees of the United States District Court are not included in the government’s Civil Service classification and are at-will employees. All employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. The successful candidate for this position is subject to a background check. This position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer for payment of net pay.