Judicial Assistant to United States Circuit Judge
Salary: $62,898 (Up to $81,771)
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is currently accepting applications for the position of Judicial Assistant to United States Circuit Judge Carl E. Stewart, whose chambers is located in the Tom Stagg United States Court House in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Judicial Assistant provides administrative and case-related support to the judge and is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the judge’s chambers. The Judicial Assistant plays an important role in exemplifying and helping to foster a positive approach of professionalism, teamwork, mutual respect, and dedication to public service. The incumbent’s duties include, but are not limited to:
• Managing chambers’ case management system.
• Maintaining the judge’s personal and court calendar.
• Working with a wide range of staff throughout the courthouse and federal court system to help fulfill chambers’ duties and needs.
• Answer the telephone and responding to inquiries.
• Gathering and maintaining statistical data for reports.
• Providing general assistance to law clerks.
• Arranging meetings and conferences for the judge.
• Arranging and maintaining the judge’s travel itineraries.
• Receiving and reviewing correspondence.
• Locating, scanning, copying, filing, and certifying documents.
• Maintaining, updating, purging files, and tracking filed documents.
• Handling routine office matters.
• All other duties as assigned.
Minimum requirements for the position include:
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with professionals on deadlines in a close and collaborative
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• The ability to work independently with minimum supervision; to anticipate needs and problems; and to learn, adapt, or develop, as needed.
• The ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail in a deadline driven environment.
• Excellent computer skills and experience using the internet and a variety of software (Word, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint).
• The ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative.
• The ability to maintain strict confidence of all office and judicial matters.
• The availability for occasional longer days and overnight travel as needed.
• Preferably five to eight years of progressively responsible clerical or secretarial experience, three of which involved responsibility as the principal office assistant to a supervisor in a legal or law-related setting.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter, completed AO78 Application for Judicial Branch
Federal Employment, and three letters of recommendation, by email to: Clerk_HR@ca5.uscourts.gov.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Additional information, including the AO78 application form,
can be obtained under the Current Vacancies section of the Fifth Circuit website, www.ca5.uscourts.gov.
A generous benefits package is available and includes the following: paid annual and sick leave; paid federal
holidays; participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB); Federal Employees Dental
and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP); Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI); Flexible Benefit
Programs; Federal Long-Term Care Insurance; Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS); and, Thrift
Savings Plan (TSP). Additional information regarding federal judiciary employee benefits and compensation
can be found on the U.S. Courts website.
Applicants must be United States citizens or lawful permanent residents seeking United States citizenship. The
selected candidate must successfully complete a background check as a condition of employment. The Court
is not authorized to reimburse travel expenses for interviews or relocation. This position is subject to
mandatory electronic direct deposit of salary payments. Employees serve under “Excepted Appointments” and
are considered “at will” employees. Only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews.
The court reserves the right to modify the conditions on this job announcement, withdraw the job
announcement, fill the position sooner than the closing date, or to extend the closing date, any of which actions
may occur without any prior written or other notice.
The United States Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.