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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Northern District of Texas

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

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November 1, 2017 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Judicial Paralegal to a United States Senior District Judge. The judicial paralegal provides day-to-day management of administrative, legal, technical, and secretarial assistance to the judge. Managing cases, answering questions from attorneys and parties, handling both substantive and administrative tasks, and working closely with the judge and law clerks. The performance of the incumbent has an impact on the court staff, other judges, the bar, litigants, counsel, outside agencies, and the public.
October 4, 2017 | Fort Worth Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a Division Manager. This position is located in the District Clerk’s Office in Fort Worth, Texas. The division manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Fort Worth Division and provides leadership and direction to employees in the Fort Worth division. The division manager serves as liaison between the clerk’s office and the court, the public, other government agencies, and vendors in matters affecting the Fort Worth divisional office. The division manager works closely with the Clerk’s Office leadership team in identifying and implementing best practices for Fort Worth and other divisions in the district. The Fort Worth Division Manager reports to the Chief Deputy for Operations.
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.