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Northern District of Texas

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

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October 20, 2020 | Fort Worth 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 Dallas Operations Manager.
October 5, 2020 | 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 Dallas Operations Manager.
September 23, 2020 | Lubbock Division
Judicial law clerks are responsible for the review of case files and pending matters, preparation for trials and hearings, and attendance at hearings, trials, and conferences. Clerks also conduct legal research and draft memoranda, orders, and correspondence and assist the judge with drafting, editing, proofreading and cite-checking opinions.
August 17, 2020 | Fort Worth Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: reviewing motions to proceed in forma pauperis; screening prisoner petitions and motions, motions to vacate sentence, and civil rights complaints; and assisting judges with all aspects of prisoner case management. The position is also responsible for drafting appropriate recommendations and orders for judge approval.
August 14, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Chief Probation Officer. The Chief Probation Officer reports to the district judges of the Northern District of Texas and is under the administrative direction of the Chief District Judge. The Probation Chief position will be available on January 1, 2021; however, the selected candidate may be required to serve in a designee position as early as November 1, 2020. The Chief Probation Officer is the court unit executive who administers and manages federal probation and pretrial services work for the entire Northern District of Texas. The district has twelve district judges, five senior district judges, and nine magistrate judges. The probation and pretrial services office is headquartered in downtown Dallas, Texas, with divisional offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, and a satellite office in Arlington. Frequent travel is required. Prior to appointment, the applicant selected for this position will be required to undergo a full FBI background investigation, drug screen, and credit check. The Probation Chief must adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and will be subject to random drug screening and updated background investigations every five years.
August 5, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: reviewing motions to proceed in forma pauperis; screening prisoner petitions and motions, motions to vacate sentence, and civil rights complaints; and assisting judges with all aspects of prisoner case management. The position is also responsible for drafting appropriate recommendations and orders for judge approval.
July 7, 2020 |
NOTICE OF VACANCY UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi at Jackson. The position will require regular overnight travel to other divisions within the Southern District of Mississippi. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. The current annual salary is $199,088. Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and impartiality qualify them to serve in the Judicial Branch should apply. Persons shall be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The qualification standards and an application form are available on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit website. Four completed applications (with writing samples) should be mailed to Theodore P. Cominos, Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Additionally, a PDF version of the completed application form (no writing samples) should be emailed to smsbankruptcy@ca5.uscourts.gov. DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS AUGUST 21, 2020. APPLICANTS FOR THIS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A FORM AO78  
March 16, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Financial Supervisor for the Dallas Clerk's Office. The incumbent reports to the Financial Administrator, performs and coordinates administrative, technical, and professional work related to financial, accounting, and budgetary activities of the court, including ensuring compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls. Additionally, the incumbent oversees and assists with accounts payable and accounts receivable activities; develops recommendations regarding procedures for improvement; and assists with policy development regarding financial matters. Duties include recording receipts, investing and disbursing registry funds, preparing and submitting monthly/quarterly reports, maintaining and updating financial manuals and supervising a staff of two employees who process vouchers and restitution.