Mediation Program Coordinator

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

Full-time$97,000 - $130,000 a year
This position will be open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

The Mediation Program Coordinator mediates cases and manages mediators who mediate cases before the court. Mediators initiate and facilitate negotiations and manage conflicts between parties. The mediation program coordinator exercises discretion in the handling of cases, determining whether to initiate, continue, or end settlement discussions; determines assignment of cases among mediators; oversees the training of mediators; and serves as the principal representative of the mediation office.


Brief Description of Duties:
Directs and manages the D.C. Court of Appeals appellate mediation program.
Participates in the development and initiation of the mediation program. Formulates, implements, and monitors policies and procedures for the mediation office, which may involve consultation and collaboration with judges, executives, lawyer advisory groups, the bar, and parties.
Keeps abreast of national standards, rules, statutes, and case law governing the conduct of mediation.
Serves as mediator. Initiates, organizes, and conducts proceedings to mediate the settlement of claims. Narrows issues through discussions with counsel and parties and manages conflict among the parties.
Assist parties in creating and exploring options to resolve litigation; works with disputants to clarify issues, identify underlying concerns, and develops an understanding of their respective needs and interests.
Reviews, analyzes and evaluates merits of the case; shares evaluation with counsel and parties, if appropriate; reviews court pleadings, docketing statements, briefs, mediation statements, and case law. Assists counsel in drafting settlement agreements.
Educates the public, the bar, and other organizations about court mediation programs. Provides leadership, management, and supervision for the court's mediation office. Makes recommendations on the mission, objectives, and performance goals of the mediation office.
Serves as point of contact for the mediation office.
Manages the mediation office, including monitoring workload and supervising the mediator in the office, statistical reporting, and responsibility for the preservation of the confidentiality of mediation records.
Develops and participates in delivery of training for staff and mediators.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Conferences and trainings

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)
0901 General Legal And Kindred Administration


Conditions of Employment
A background and/or security investigation is required.
Probationary period of one (1) year.
To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. Mediation or ADR training certificate

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.

For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at or call 202-879-0496.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least 40 hours of formal mediation training are required. Five (5) years of work experience in mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that includes experience providing leadership and direction in an office environment. One year supervisory or management experience is preferred. Experience in mediation program management in a legal environment or social services environment highly preferred. Documentation of your education and mediation or ADR training must be submitted with your application.

  • Applicants please be advised that your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and that you meet the basic qualifications or you will not be determined qualified for this position.
Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts is required. If you are selected for the position a criminal history records check will be conducted.
To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

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.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

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 basic 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

Required Documents

Required Documents
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. Mediation or ADR training certificate

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 .

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 27 pay periods this year.

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