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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Employment Information

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Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department for the Northern District of Texas recruits for all vacancies for the Clerk's Office. Frequently filled positions include: Operations Support Technician and Specialist.

Additional information regarding any vacancies listed on this website can be obtained by emailing the Human Resources Department

Our mailing address is:

Human Resources Department
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

1100 Commerce Street, Room 1452
Dallas, Texas 75242-1391

Divisional Offices
Dallas is the headquarters for the Clerk's Office. Divisional offices are located in Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Wichita Falls.

Citizenship Requirements
The United States Department of Justice, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, mandates all federal government agencies to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) which states that federal government agencies must hire only American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. Completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is required for all employees.

Background Investigations

Candidates who are selected for employment in the judiciary must successfully pass a background check or investigation as a condition of employment. Once employed, the candidate may be subject to periodic background investigation updates. The background check will include, at a minimum, an FBI fingerprint check. Full field investigations will be conducted on positions that are classified as High-Sensitive. 

Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan
The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, has adopted an Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan which provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of their race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, or disability.

Electronic Fund Transfer
Employees of the U.S. District Court are required to use the Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll deposit.

Highlights of Employee Benefits:

Vacation (13 days per year for years 1-3)
Sick Leave (13 days per year)
Family Medical Leave Act
Parental Leave
Leave Sharing Program
Federal Holidays
Federal Employees' Health Benefits (wide selection of plans available)
Federal Employees Retirement System
Thrift Savings Plan (tax-deferred savings plan) 
Training Program 
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program 
Flexible Spending Accounts 
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program