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(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
Clerk of Court (.pdf, 126 KB)

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California, which serves more than 8 million people in 15 counties, seeks a dedicated and experienced administrator to serve as Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court supports the judges of the district by overseeing and leading the Court’s extensive administrative and operational functions. The Clerk also assists in resolving complex and sensitive issues having a significant impact on the day-to-day functioning of the Court. See the attached vacancy announcement for more information.

10/15/2021
Courtroom Deputy Clerk (Oakland) (.pdf, 119 KB)

The courtroom deputy clerk provides administrative support in and out of the courtroom to judges. This position calls for accuracy, diplomacy and sensitivity in dealing with judges, attorneys, members of government agencies, and the general public. See the attached vacancy announcement for more information.

10/18/2021
Financial Specialist (San Francisco) (.pdf, 105 KB)
08/20/2021
Relief Courtroom Deputy Clerk (San Francisco) (.pdf, 122 KB)

The courtroom deputy clerk provides administrative support in and out of the courtroom to judges when the regularly assigned courtroom deputy is not available. This position calls for accuracy, diplomacy and sensitivity in dealing with judges, attorneys, members of government agencies, and the general public. See the attached vacancy announcement for more information.

10/1/2021
Judicial Term Law Clerk to District Judge Saundra B. Armstrong (.pdf, 170 KB)

District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong is seeking a Judicial Term Law Clerk. The position is a one-year term with possibility for renewal. Duties include: Advise and make recommendations to the Judge on pending motions and requests; Analyze and draft proposed orders and opinions on all motions, requests, and other matters requiring court action; and Manage all aspects of assigned cases, including proposing a pretrial schedule. See the attached vacancy announcement for more information.

10/1/2021
Official Court Reporter (Oakland) (.pdf, 138 KB)
Official Court Reporter (San Francisco) (.pdf, 232 KB)
Chief Deputy of Administration (.pdf, 129 KB)

The Chief Deputy of Administration is a senior executive-level position that reports to the Clerk of Court, has regular interaction with federal judges, high-level officials, court staff, the public, and federal agencies, and is responsible for the management of all court administration functions. See the attached announcement for more information.

Pro Tem Court Reporter BPA Forms Packet (.pdf, 320 KB)

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