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Opportunity Title: Court Operations Specialist
Location: Denver
Department: U.S. Court of Appeals - 10th Circuit
Posted Date: 07/23/2020
Closing Date: 08/10/2020
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Brief Description

**This is a courtesy posting for the U.S. Court of Appeals - 10th Circuit**

As a member of the calendar team within the Clerk’s Office for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Operations Specialist serves as a general operations administrator performing duties related to court session calendaring, courtroom operations and technology, financial reporting, death penalty case management, and general office administration.  The salary range for this position is $51,094 - $83,054 per year. 

Position Purpose and Objectives/Definition of Work:

• Responsible for reconciliation and other financial management activities intended to ensure accountability of funds collected, deposited, and disbursed.

• Perform monthly reconciliation of receipts and prepare/submit related financial reports. Prepare and reconcile bank deposits and transactions while ensuring adherence to the Guide to Judiciary Policy on financial and accounting practices.

• Responsible for assisting judges with identifying potential recusal issues arising from financial or other conflicts and administering related database and controls.

• Manage all aspects of court session calendaring and electronic assignment of cases to judges panels.

• Oversee courtroom operations and courtroom technology for court sessions.

• Process certified questions of state law and provide case administration support for death penalty cases.

• Maintain and report court statistics on a monthly and annual basis, as required.

Reports To:

Clerk of Court

Minimal Professional/Educational Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

• At least three years relevant court operations and/or financial experience.

• Ability to work closely and well with others in a team environment.

• Professionalism in dealing with court personnel and the public.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Aptitude in and experience with computer technology including a court’s case management system and financial management system is highly preferred.

• Ability to easily adapt to changing priorities.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and Application for Judicial Employment (AO – 78) in a single PDF to Reference vacancy #20C05 in the subject line. Applications that do not include all required materials may not be considered. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

The Application for Judicial Employment (AO – 78) can be found at

Detailed Job Information
NOTICE! Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.

INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Department employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold not-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Department. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Department time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.
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