Intake/Docket Clerk




Career Opportunity #19-NV-04

                        Position:        Intake/Docket Clerk

                                               Full-Time position with benefits

                        Salary:            CL 24 – CL 25 ($37,001 to $66,438, Table LV)

                                                Depending upon qualifications and experience

                        Opens:           March 13, 2019

                        Closes:           March 27, 2019

               Duty Station:          Las Vegas, Nevada


The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has an opening for an Intake/Docket Clerk.  The District of Nevada is headquartered in Las Vegas with an office in Reno.  It includes seven district judges, five senior district judges, seven magistrate judges, one recalled magistrate judge and 127 employees.  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, a flex-time work schedule that promotes a work-life balance, 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

The Intake/Docket Clerk performs a variety of duties including:

  • 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.
  • Assigning criminal case numbers and opening civil cases received in the mail and over the counter.
  • 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 year specialized experience working at Intake and/or Docketing.

Specialized Experience – Progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience that is in, or closely related to the work of the position and which has demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and involves the routine use of automated software and keyboarding for word processing, data entry and report generation.

Court setting with experience with the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system is preferred.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with the operations of federal courts, highly skilled and versed in various automation programs, organized, possess exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, and enjoy working with the public.  Must have extensive computer experience and accurate typing skills.

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 and a customer focused attitude; and the ability 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 ten (10) 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 and 3) 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

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a six-month probationary period. 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 applicants 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.