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Job Details for Magistrate Judge Courtroom Deputy

Court Name/Organization: Florida Southern District Court
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Opening and Closing Dates: 09/20/2021 - Open Until Filled
Appointment Type: N/A
Classification Level/Grade: CL 26
Salary: $50,140 - $81,487
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Announcement Number: 2021-CLK-17
Position Description

The incumbent manages cases assigned to the Magistrate Judge. Documents filed are examined to determine conformity to the Federal Rules of Procedure and the Local Rules for the Southern District of Florida.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: uploading filings, notices, minutes, and orders into the electronic case management system (CM/ECF); preparing calendars; scheduling hearings and notifying counsel, parties, and other agencies; acting as liaison between the Magistrate Judge, counsel, the Clerk’s Office, federal agencies, and the public; preparing special reports for the Magistrate Judge, the Clerk’s Office, and the Administrative Office regarding the status of cases assigned; preparing and maintaining the courtroom for hearings and trials; keeping the minutes of all proceedings; and recording proceedings via digital audio recording device or other equivalent systems.

The Courtroom Deputy (CRD) attends all court proceedings to ensure orderly case movement. The CRD swears in witnesses, interpreters and jurors, files, marks, stores, and returns exhibits to filers. The CRD works with Jury Section to secure jurors for trial, assists the Magistrate Judge in jury selection, and maintains records of juror selection and attendance. Operations duties will also be required.

The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.