Indianapolis Division

Incoming Magistrate Judge - the Honorable Mario Garcia

Salary:  CL 26/27 - $46,990 - $83,906

depending on qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: January 13, 2021, or until filled

The United States District Court is currently accepting applications for a Courtroom Deputy Clerk to an incoming Magistrate Judge - the Honorable Mario Garcia.  This position is part of the Indianapolis Division of the Clerk’s Office and reports to the Indianapolis Operations Manager.  The incumbent has sole responsibility for a large caseload and independently manages cases; monitors document filing and responses to judicial orders; drafts documents and memoranda for review by the Judge; attends court sessions and conferences; assists with proceedings; acts as liaison among the Clerk’s Office, members of the bar, and the Judge; and serves as the primary source of information on scheduling conferences, hearings, trials, and other case processes. 


QUALIFICATIONS:  Three years of progressively responsible legal experience. 
This is a fast-paced and challenging position that requires the incumbent to present a professional demeanor at all times, and possess strong organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.  The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in the use of legal terminology; able to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws (including case law); and be proficient in the use of electronic case filing. The incumbent must exercise sound judgment, maintain confidences, work harmoniously with others, and foster high ethical standards.  Experience in a court setting or law practice is desirable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Click to apply, and supply the following documentation in one PDF document to.

  1. Cover letter indicating why you are interested and why you believe you are qualified for the position;

  2. Résumé, including email and telephone contact information, college transcripts (if applicable, a completed application form AO 78; and

  3. References from three work-related sources, including email and phone contact information.

Be sure to include your name and the words Courtroom Deputy Clerk in the subject line. First consideration may be given to those who apply early.  The deadline for receipt of applications is January 13, 2021, 4:00 pm eastern time.  Neither faxed nor mailed résumés will be accepted.  In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit the entire application package in the manner prescribed by the instructions.  Failure to do so will invalidate the application without further acknowledgement from the Court. 


BENEFITS:  Employees of the United States District Court ARE NOT included in the Government’s Civil Service classification.  They are, however, entitled to the same benefits as other federal government employees.  Some of the available benefits are:

  • Participation in the federal health, dental and vision programs of your choice on a pre-tax basis

  • Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System

  • Participation in a group life insurance program

  • Participation in a group disability insurance program

  • Participation in a long-term care insurance program

  • Participation in a flexible spending account for medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis

The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants are subject to a complete FBI fingerprint check and background investigation.  Employment will be provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the required background investigation.  The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for court employees.  The United States District Court is a smoke-free environment.  Please note that federal judicial employees are governed by certain ethical guidelines that generally prohibit the practice of law and significantly restrict the ability to engage in pro bono legal representation and outside employment.  They are also prohibited from engaging in any political activities, whether partisan or nonpartisan.

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