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Administrative Office of the United States Courts
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From advising on federal courthouse design to creating a new case management software product to preparing a report for Congress, jobs at the Administrative Office offer a variety of interesting tasks with national impact. We support the courts in the areas of court administration and management, legal analysis, accounting and budget, information technology, human resources, space and facilities management, and other business functions.

What are your career aspirations? Maybe you would like to be involved in

  • preparing a report to Congress on authorized wiretaps;
  • briefing foreign judges, parliamentarians, and other visiting officials on federal court management and operation;
  • advising federal probation officers on home confinement practices or mental health treatment services for offenders;
  • creating a new insurance program or benefit for employees;
  • developing national training conferences for federal public defenders;
  • assisting a court manager in turning space requirements into design specifications;
  • performing unit, integration, and regression testing of newly developed software;
  • conducting on-site visits and interviewing judges and court staff to review management practices and procedures;
  • making travel and facility arrangements for national meetings and conferences;
  • managing investment of funds in the Judicial Survivor's Annuities Fund;
  • preparing national financial plans for Judiciary appropriations; or
  • developing and analyzing new legislation and determining its impact on federal court operations.

Our employees do all of these things and much, much more! We need employees at all levels, including entry-level, to make our programs succeed.

In addition to the subject-matter knowledge they bring to or learn on the job, Administrative Office employees use a variety of skills to accomplish their work. We're looking for enthusiastic, bright, energetic people who can

  • provide high-quality customer service,
  • work as a member of a team,
  • read and comprehend legal, regulatory, administrative and technical materials,
  • write clear, concise documents,
  • think critically to analyze an issue,
  • pay attention to detail,
  • conduct in-depth research, gather and present information,
  • interact and work well with others at all levels of an organization, and
  • work with minimal supervision.

If you see yourself with these skills, doing this type of work, the Administrative Office might just be the place for you!