Clerk of the Court of the Superior Court (Court Executive Service I)

U.S. Federal Government - Washington, DC4.3

The Clerk of the Superior Court has authority to manage and oversee court operations and programs, as assigned by and in collaboration with the Chief Judge and the Executive Officer. These operations include the following divisions and programs: the Civil, Criminal, Family Court Operations, Multi-Door Dispute Resolution, Probate, Special Operations and Domestic Violence Divisions; the Crime Victims Compensation Program; and the Office of the Auditor Master.

Serves as a member of the Executive Team with responsibility for leading Courtwide initiatives and programs, establishing court culture and performance expectations, and ensuring fair and timely case management practices.
Responsible for the daily operations of the Superior Court and its courtrooms.
Reviews and approves Superior Court annual budget requests; monitors Superior Court division budgets and expenditures to assure compliance with budget allocations.
Responsible for providing leadership and guidance to Superior Court division heads, including developing Court Executive Service contracts, performance plans and conducting evaluations.
Exercises general authority, direction and control over Superior Court non-judicial personnel. Recommends selection and removal of division heads and other non-judicial employees.
Responsible for the security, maintenance, and storage of Superior Court documents and records.
Represents the D.C. Superior Court at national trial court conferences and at local meetings and conferences regarding issues of interest to the Court and the community.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - There will be travel to conferences, meetings and trainings.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0901 General Legal And Kindred Administration


Conditions of Employment
Background and security investigation are required.
This position is Excepted Service appointment.
To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of law school transcript OR copy of Law degree from an accredited college or university)
4. Responses to Court Executive Service Core Qualifications (CESCQ)

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

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Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Law degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience with at least six of those years in positions of substantial management responsibility in a court, legal, or justice-related environment. Must be a current member of the District of Columbia Bar or must become a member within nine (9) months of appointment.

To qualify you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Court Executive Service Core Qualifications (CESCQ) listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS/JS-15 grade level in the federal/DC Court service or its equivalent in the public/private sector. Candidates must possess senior level management and technical experience. Candidates experience must have been at a high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the professional and technical, as well as program knowledge, skills, and abilities outlines under the five CESCQ. Failure to meet the basic qualification and address the CESCQ factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

All required information must be received by the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of law school transcript OR copy of Law degree from an accredited college or university)
4. Responses to Court Executive Service Core Qualifications (CESCQ)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

This is not a federal position.

The District of Columbia Courts is an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government and is not under the authority of the City Mayor or the D. C. Council. DC Courts' appropriation comes directly from Congress. All DC Courts non-judicial employees receive federal benefits for the following programs: Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance and Workers Compensation.

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The DC Courts leave policy:
Annual Leave: Individuals occupying CES positions earn eight hours of annual leave each biweekly pay period, regardless of years of credited service and may carry over unused annual leave from year to year subject to a 480-hour ceiling.

Sick Leave is used for personal medical needs, care of a family member, or adoption related purposes. Full-time employees earn four(4) hours of sick leave biweekly. This leave can be accrued without a limit.

In addition to the federal health plans, the DC Courts offer employees supplemental vision and dental plans as well as commuter transit benefit subsidy, for a maximum of $150 a month. There are 26 pay periods in the year.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.