Career Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The court seeks to promote diversity in the workplace and to create an environment that embraces and celebrates differences among gender, age, ethnic origins, different abilities and races.  This page lists current vacancies for all Northern California court locations.

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The first step in beginning your career search with the federal judiciary is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position of interest, visit “How to Apply” on “The Application Process” page.

Current Career Opportunities

All positions listed below will be open until filled (priority consideration given to applications received before the date listed).

 Priority Consideration Date
Chief Deputy of Operations (San Francisco) (.pdf, 130 KB)

The Chief Deputy of Operations is a senior executive-level position that reports to the Clerk of Court, has regular interaction with federal judges, high-level officials, court staff, litigants, members of the bar and the public, and is responsible for the management and administration of court operations. The Chief Deputy of Operations has primary responsibility for oversight of the Clerk’s Office Operations Department, which consists of approximately 75 staff, and 10 supervisors and managers in four court locations. The Operations Department includes case processing (intake, docketing, & quality control), records management, attorney admissions, courtroom operations (courtroom deputies, interpreters & court reporters) and jury administration. Open Until Filled (Priority consideration given to applicants who apply by 6/17/2022.)

Procurement & Facilities Specialist CL-25 (San Francisco) (.pdf, 96 KB)

The position is located in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California performed in the San Francisco divisional office. coordinates administrative, technical, and professional work ensuring that the court unit is provided with supplies, materials, equipment, and service required for optimal functionality. The incumbent ensures compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies, and internal controls. Duties include purchasing supplies, services and preparing bids, as required. The job duties will be performed in the San Francisco divisional office. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Official Court Reporters (San Francisco / Oakland) (.pdf, 97 KB)

The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California is accepting applications for 4 Official Court Reporter positions located in the San Francisco and Oakland divisional offices. Court Reporters attend, record, report, and transcribe proceedings held before the court. For more information, see the attached vacancy announcement.

Pro Tem Court Reporter BPA Forms Packet (.pdf, 283 KB)

Solicitation for Court Reporting Services Blanket Purchase Agreement

This is a solicitation for proposals to enter into a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for contracting court reporting services for the United States District Court - Northern District of California. The Court intends to award BPAs to one or more court reporters found to meet the court’s qualifications.

The Court reserves the right not to make any awards as a result of this solicitation. Award of a BPA does not guarantee that the contractor will receive orders for any particular aggregate dollar value, or in fact that any orders at all, for court reporting services.

Contractors responding to this solicitation should carefully review the Statement of Work, the minimum qualifications required, the court’s maximum transcript fee rates (non-negotiable including real-time feeds), and the BPA terms and conditions, all of which will be incorporated into any Blanket Purchase Agreement awarded under this solicitation.

Contractors wishing to be considered for this BPA must complete and return the pages in the “Pro Tem Court Reporter BPA Forms Packet.” Note, for each prospective contract court reporter, a minimum of 3 references must be identified for whom the reporter has performed work within 3-year period.

The solicitation will remain open until the court determines that it has awarded enough BPAs to cover our reporting needs.

Any questions should be addressed in writing via email to the contracting officer, The completed BPA forms must be emailed to

| View more information for individuals interested in providing pro tem court reporter services. | Download Statement of Work (.pdf) | Download Terms & Conditions (.pdf)