U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Operations Specialists (closes 8/6/19)
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is currently accepting applications for up to eight Operations Specialists for the entry level (grade 23) up to and including the target grade (grade 26). This is an entry level position, with potential to advance within the Clerk’s Office. All positions are in the Clerk of Court office in Chicago, IL, and report directly to the Operations Supervisors. At the entry level (CL-23/24) the Operations Specialist performs a range of duties including receiving payments, assignment of cases, and mail screening. Once trained in the entry level, an Operations Specialist could advance to learn docketing of case filings and auditing of those files to ensure that they follow the Court’s requirements. Once fully trained on docketing and auditing, the Operations Specialist will learn to substitute as a courtroom deputy, support judges by attending court proceedings, recording pertinent results for minutes, and managing case documents. The progression through the grades is at the candidate’s pace based on their initiative and ability to master the skills required to advance. Every grade level requires that you can successfully complete all the tasks in the lower grade level(s) and at least one year at the next lowest grade that you were hired into/promoted to. This position offers excellent opportunity for advancement, career growth and work life balance.