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United States Courts

$37,592.00 to $61,096.00

Pittsburgh, PA

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$37,592 to $61,096 per year

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CL 24

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Permanent - Excepted


1 vacancy in the following location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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U.S. Citizens and or eligible to work in the United States.

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A Generalist performs a variety of duties, including receiving, filing, and maintaining files for the court. The incumbent administers an efficient and fair operation related to the selection, qualification, summoning, orientation, and management of jurors. The Generalist provides assistance and support to customers filing documents, requesting document copies, and to the public called for jury service.

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A Generalist performs a wide variety of tasks including (but not limited to) the following: Accept appropriate documents, inform customers of required fees, receive payments, and issue receipts. Secure funds in cash register, balance cash drawer at the end of the day, and process credit card payments for filed documents. Answer and route incoming calls, prepare case files for tracking, assist the public in the use of computerized databases. Provide information to the public, without providing legal advice. Ensure data quality. Sort, classify, and file case records. Maintain the integrity of the filing system by monitoring proper access to records and maintaining timely and accurate filing of documents. Retrieve files and make copies of records for court personnel, attorneys, and others. Certify court documents, and create and process new case files. Assign case numbers and open cases in the case management system. Docket initial case opening events. Prepare, ship, and retrieve records from the appropriate Federal Records Center. Scan, copy, file, pickup, sort, and process mail. Process email received from electronic filers. Receive incoming documents and assist with the maintenance of court files. Prepare and mail summons notices and forms. Process payments and reimbursements for jurors and prepare attendance certificates on behalf of jurors. Process returned summons, including data entry and excusal letters. Operate the Jury Management System (JMS), the e-juror component of JMS, and other automated systems. Perform duties related to the master jury wheel refill and grand jury selection. Monitor and record the jury questionnaire process, juror attendance, and selection. Provide support and assist jurors during jury service. Operate a variety of copy, scanning, and records equipment. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management



Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position the individual must be a high school graduate or equivalent and possess two years of 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. Education above high school may be substituted for general experience. One year of specialized experience is required, which is progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures involving the routine use of keyboard skills and 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 or personnel/payroll operations. Possess the ability to type 35 WPM or better; ability to lift heavy boxes, ability to access and enter data on a network computer system; ability to work harmoniously with others; ability to effectively meet and serve the public and possess tact, good judgment, initiative and neatness of appearance.

Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Exhibit the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and customer service, and display at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude.


College degree preferred.

Additional information

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit is required.

The selected candidate will be required to undergo a credit and criminal background check, which includes an FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment. Appointment will be made conditional to an acceptable background investigation report.

Employees of the U.S. District Court are at-will employees and are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct of Judicial Employees, which is available to candidates for review at the court's website:

For specific benefits, please see the vacancy announcement at

The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

For those applicants selected, a written and typing test will be required prior to interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

A cover letter, resume, including complete employment and educational history, and a completed application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (Form AO78) which can be obtained at the court's website,

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.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

Consideration will only be given to those who apply online and provide the required application documents no later than March 26, 2018. Submit a cover letter, resume, including complete employment and educational history, and a completed application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (Form AO78) which can be obtained at the court's website,

To apply, visit the court's website at:

Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon receipt. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Documents must be submitted in PDF format. Zip files, mailed or paper applications and faxes will not be considered

Agency contact information

Personnel Supervisor Personnel Supervisor





US District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

700 Grant Street

Suite 3100

Pittsburgh, PA


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Next steps

The court will communicate with those applicants who will be tested and interviewed.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Codes of Conduct and related sources of authority provide standards of behavior for judges and others in the federal court family. The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act allows complaints alleging that a federal judge has engaged in “conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts” or has become, by reason of a temporary or permanent condition, “unable to discharge the duties” of the judicial office. The federal agency responsible for collecting court statistics, administering the federal courts' budget, and performing many other administrative and programmatic functions, under the direction and supervision of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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