Docket/Intake Clerk


Career Opportunity #23-NV-04

Position:Docket/Intake Clerk
Excepted Service Full-Time position with benefits
Salary:CL 25 ($45,682 to $74,271, Table RUS)
Depending upon qualifications and experience
Opens:March 6, 2022
Closes:Open until filled
Location:Reno, Nevada


The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has an opening for a Docket/Intake Clerk.  Whether launching or continuing a career in public service, the Clerk’s Office for the U.S. District Court of Nevada is a great place to work with competitive salaries and benefits, an excellent work/life balance, flex time work schedule, access to a fitness center, and the opportunity to work with colleagues committed to fulfilling the important mission of administering justice in an efficient and effective manner.

Representative Duties

  • Receiving, reviewing, and filing documents in compliance with federal and local rules and procedures.
  • Customer service and cashier duties; providing procedural information; collecting court fees.
  • Maintaining and processing case information and managing the progression of cases from opening to final disposition in accordance with approved procedures and rules.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the position, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalency and a minimum of one year working in an office or legal setting. Experience with the court’s electronic case filing system is preferred. The ideal candidate will be well versed in various automation programs, organized, possess exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, and enjoy working with the public.

Candidate must possess unquestioned integrity, trustworthiness, character, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; demonstrate sound and mature problem-solving skills and judgment in handling sensitive material; exhibit a professional and positive demeanor with a customer-focused attitude; and be able to work independently.


Employees of the U.S. District Courts are not included in the government’s Civil Service classification. They serve under “excepted appointments” and are considered “at will” employees.  They are entitled to the same benefits as other federal government employees which include:

∙ Thirteen days of paid vacation per year for the first three years of employment which increases incrementally after the first three years. 

∙ Thirteen days of paid sick leave per year which can accumulate and be converted to time-in-service for retirement benefits.

∙ Participation in a retirement program including a 401k with matching contributions.

∙ Participation in the federal health insurance program of your choice.

∙ Participation in a group life insurance program (optional).

∙ Participation in a group dental and vision (optional). 

∙ Participation in a flexible spending account for medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis (optional).

∙ A minimum of eleven (11) paid holidays per year.

NOTE: Nevada does not have a state income tax.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter summarizing related skills and interest in this position, 2) a resume 3) certifications and 4) an AO78, application for Federal Judicial Employment, via email to:  The AO78 Application form and a summary of Federal Judiciary Benefits can be located at All application information is subject to verification.  The selected candidate will be subject to an FBI fingerprint check, a background investigation, and may be subject to periodic updates.  Employment will be provisional and contingent on the satisfactory completion of the required background investigation.    

All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States.  This position requires mandatory electronic fund transfer for payment of net pay.  Participation in the interview process will be at the applicant’s own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without other notice.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.