CJA Voucher Review Clerk

U.S. District Court - District of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ4.4

Full-time$42,000 - $68,000 a year
Introduction and Representative Duties
The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Voucher Review unit has staff located in Phoenix and Tucson. The unit serves the entire District. This position will reside in Phoenix. The unit is responsible for performing all tasks associated with CJA voucher activities, including attorney appointments, mathematical, technical, and reasonableness reviews, recommendations to judges on attorney claims, data entry and voucher processing in the judiciary's CJA eVoucher system.

  • Responsible for data entry of all Criminal Justice Act (CJA) counsel appointments into the judiciary's eVoucher system.
  • Perform routine clerical functions in eVoucher such as adding and/or updating user records, reconciling documents, reviewing system for duplicate appointments, and updating appointments and representations when needed.
  • Review vouchers for accuracy and completeness and ensure that vouchers are in compliance with the Guide to Judiciary Policy and the District of Arizona Guidelines prior to using eVoucher to certify vouchers for payment.
  • Responsible for assisting all eVoucher users, including attorneys, staff, service providers and judges with all steps of the voucher submission and payment process via telephone and email.
  • Serve as primary contact for scheduling VTC interviews for CJA appointed counsel utilizing an automated scheduling program.
  • Serves as a backup cashier for Finance department.
  • Other various duties as assigned by supervisor.
Occupational Information
The successful applicant will possess the desire to serve the public in an interesting and growth-oriented career with the U.S. District Court and also possess:
  • experience using automated systems to perform tasks and manage information;
  • strong customer service experience and interpersonal skills;
  • excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • attention to detail and ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple
tasks in a timely manner;
  • ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently in challenging situations;
  • strong work ethic and ability to work extended hours, if needed.
To qualify for this position, a person must have a high school diploma or equivalent, two
years of general experience, and one year of specialized experience equivalent to work at CL-24 or equivalent.

General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the possession of, or the ability to acquire, the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience that provided knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures involving use of automated case management systems resources systems use of specialized terminology, and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws. Such experience is commonly encountered in law firms, legal counsel offices, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies, real estate and title offices, and corporate headquarters of personnel/payroll operations.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • accounting or bookkeeping experience;
  • experience related to voucher processing, payment limitations, and functions and processes of the organization;
  • ability to analyze material and apply procedural rules;
  • skill in the use of automation systems;
  • ability to communicate information accurately and timely;
  • ability to understand and apply policies and regulations;
  • ability to process payments and assist a variety of people in the
preparation of vouchers.

How to Apply
How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following:
  • Cover letter that supports your work experience as it relates to the position.
  • Resume that includes complete work and salary history, and education.
  • Your two most recent performance evaluations OR two letters of recommendation.
Go to our web site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/azduscourts to submit an online application, including the items listed above.

Attachments should be submitted only as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents. Other formats are not acceptable.

Applications will be considered complete when the online application and all required attachments (in proper format) are received by the Human Resources Division. Applications and/or attachments received after the closing date may not be considered.
Applicant Information
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. In the event that a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the court may elect to select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position.

Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Employees of the U.S. District Court serve under "Excepted Appointments" and are considered "at will" employees (except for probation officers who may be removed for cause). Federal Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply; however, court employees are entitled to substantially the same benefits as other Federal Government employees.

The initial appointment to this position is provisional pending the successful completion of the required background checks and/or investigations. The U.S. District Court is a drug-free work place and the applicant selected will be required to participate in a drug screening test prior to employment.

All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials or the inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.

Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided.

The position is subject to the mandatory electronic fund transfer (EFT) participation for payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit).

Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B). In most cases, this means that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as explained below. Under 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit that they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.