Jury Clerk

US DISTRICT COURT   San Diego, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on January 6, 2022
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INTRODUCTION: The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is accepting
applications for the position of Jury Clerk. The jury clerk reports to the Jury Administrator and assists in the
overall administration of the court’s petit and grand jury selection and utilization processes.
 Perform duties relating to master wheel refill and grand jury selection. Monitor and record the jury
questionnaire process, juror attendance, and selection. Provide support and assistance to jurors during
jury service.
 Processes juror qualification questionnaires and ensures that proper legal qualification criteria is met.
 Prepare and mail summons notices and forms. Process payments and reimbursements for jurors and
prepare attendance certificates. Process returned summons, including data entry and preparation of
excusal letters.
 Operate the court’s Jury Management System (JMS) and the e-juror component of JMS and other
automated systems. Perform quality checks on data entry and make appropriate corrections.
 Maintain and update the inbound and outbound telephone calls through use of interactive voice response
system for summoned jurors. Maintain and update demographic and other information on juror
 Resolve routine juror candidate requests for deferral, waiver, or special needs. Prepare “failure to appear”
letters and reschedule and or advise jury administrator on non-compliant jurors.
 Monitor court calendars to determine the appropriate number of jurors needed for each jury trial day.
 Work with and coordinate needs and jury activity with chambers’ staff, clerk’s office staff, U.S. Marshals
Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and other groups to ensure the smooth operation of high-profile or
protracted jury trials.
 Check-in jurors, conduct juror orientation, and assist jurors with their logistical needs. Prepare and direct
juries to the appropriate courtroom.
 Review and verify grand jury returns; provide operational and logistical support for grand jury, as
 Prepare and provide statistical data on petit and/or grand jury panels.
 Prepare, receive, and process juror exit questionnaires.
 Serve as a liaison for the jury administrator with other agencies, outside vendors, and local building
management, as requested.
 Perform other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for CL-25, the candidate must have a minimum of one year of specialized
experience equivalent to work at CL-24. To be placed above a step, an applicant must either possess job-related
court-preferred skills or a total of three years of specialized experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring
the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules,
regulations, directives, or laws and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software
and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation. Such experience is commonly encountered
in law firms, legal counsel offices, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service
organizations, insurance companies, real estate and title offices, and corporate headquarters or human
resources/payroll operations. A four-year degree is preferred.
SKILLS: The successful candidate should be mature, responsible, poised, possess tact, diplomacy, good
judgement analytical skills, initiative and dynamic people and customer service skills. The incumbent must
possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate and be able to type 40 words per
REQUIRED CLEARANCES: Successful applicants will be required to submit to a background clearance which
includes fingerprinting and a credit check.
INCENTIVES/BENEFITS: Benefits include 13-26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays
per year, a flexible work schedule, immediate matching Thrift Savings Plan, pre-tax programs (health, dependent
care and transportation), and insurance plans (i.e., health, life, disability, and long-term care), car-pooling options
and a transportation subsidy.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter with resume that includes their
name, address, telephone number, country of citizenship, education, and work history. Please also provide a
minimum of three references with contact information. All application materials should be sent to:

U.S. District Court
Office of the Clerk of Court
Attn: HR #19-11
333 West Broadway, Ste. 420
San Diego, CA 92101