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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

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September 14, 2017 | Dallas Division
The Judicial Support Specialist is a member of the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office and performs specialized court and courtroom functions including calendaring, electronic court recording (ECRO), and other courtroom duties. The duties involve assisting with the management of the judge’s caseload, attending and recording court proceedings, and processing orders and other documents. The incumbent is also responsible for a variety of functions from case opening to the final disposition of cases. This position reports to the Operations Manager.
September 12, 2017 | Dallas Division
The Operations Support Specialist is a member of the operations section of the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office. The incumbent is responsible for all facets of case progression, including opening cases, docketing, managing cases from inception to conclusion, ensuring accuracy of electronic case filing system entries, and responding to inquiries regarding filings. The incumbent reports to the Operations Supervisor.
September 6, 2017 | Abilene Division
This position is located in the United States District Clerk’s Office in Abilene, Texas, and the incumbent reports to the Division Manager stationed in Lubbock, Texas. The Deputy-in-Charge is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Abilene Division. The incumbent serves as the highest ranking on-site employee of the Clerk’s Office and is a first-line supervisor over multiple areas of court operations, including case administration, jury administration, records/mail management, financial administration, courtroom support, and judicial support. The Deputy-in-Charge primarily directs staff and ensures compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies, and internal controls. The incumbent provides assistance to the judges, bar, governmental agencies and the public.
August 16, 2017 | Amarillo Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Operations Support Specialist/Courtroom Deputy Trainee. Periodic travel within Texas may be required. Duties of the incumbent include but are not limited to: assisting in managing judges' caseloads; providing courtroom assistance, including preparing and entering minutes of court proceedings and maintaining exhibits; and completing monthly civil and criminal reports. The incumbent also maintains the official case events summary on the docket (civil and criminal) from opening to final disposition and assists in all operations duties, including, but not limited to, jury, appeals, cashiering, financial reconciliation, intake, and records management. The incumbent serves as a liaison among the clerk’s office, the bar, federal and state agencies, and the judges to ensure that cases proceed smoothly and efficiently. When a courtroom deputy position becomes available, the incumbent, if successful in courtroom deputy training, will be elevated to a courtroom deputy position without further competition. The courtroom deputy position may have a target grade of CL 26 or CL 27.
July 28, 2017 | Lubbock Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Operations Support Specialist in Lubbock, Texas. The incumbent performs various functions and is responsible for maintaining and processing case information from opening to final disposition, in accordance with approved internal controls, procedures, and rules. The incumbent performs docketing, noticing, managing the progression of cases, maintaining official case records, monitoring the completion of required procedural steps, reviewing filed documents to determine conformity and taking appropriate action, ensuring all orders and automated entries are appropriately and accurately docketed, and making summary entries on the docket of all documents and proceedings. This position reports to the Lubbock Division Manager.