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Job Details for Case Administrator

Court Name/Organization: South Carolina District Court
Location: Charleston, SC
Opening and Closing Dates: 10/18/2021 - Open Until Filled
Appointment Type: N/A
Classification Level/Grade: CL 23 - CL 25
Salary: $34,945 - $53,433
Link to Court Careers Information:
Announcement Number: 21-12
Position Description

Primary Duties

  1. Answers inquiries on case status.
  2. Enters new cases in ECF.
  3. Prepares appeals and transfers relating to cases.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with a minimum of two years specialized experience to include progressively responsible clerical experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures involving the routine use of keyboard skills and use of specialized terminology, and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws.  Applicants must possess exceptional computer skills with a demand for accuracy and quality assurance. Applicants must be team players who are dependable, detail oriented, and able to work in a multitasking and fast-paced environment. Position encompasses a great deal of responsibility and requires a mature, self-motivated person with a professional attitude.  Applicants must possess exceptional communication skills as frequent contact with a wide variety of individuals within and outside the judiciary is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related area is preferred. Minimum two years of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical or administrative work including the use of legal terminology and the application of a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws. Such experience is most often found in law firms, office of legal counsel, state and federal courts, real estate and insurance companies. Knowledge of clerk’s office case management procedures, Court’s local rules and general orders is preferred.  Broad knowledge of Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Internet browsers, automated case management systems and scanning equipment are desirable.

Educational Substitutions:

Educational substitutions may be made for some of the required experience. Education above the high school level in accredited institutions may be substituted for the general experience on the basis of one academic year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) equals nine months of experience.


The United States District Court is part of the Judicial Branch of the United States Government. Court employees are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees. These benefits include:

The following link is provided for additional information regarding benefits:


Conditions of Employment

Employees are required to use the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.

How To Apply

Interested applicants must submit four (4) items in one (1) PDF document: a cover letter, resume, the Application for Federal Employment (AO-78) – a link to the form is provided here, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:30 PM on ­­Friday, October 29, 2021.  Submit via email to and include “Vacancy – Case Administrator – #21-12” in the subject line. Hard copies and faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

All applicants will be screened to identify the best qualified and suitable candidate.  Please do not contact the court to inquire about the status of your application. Only applicants selected to be tested and/or interviewed will be notified. Unsuccessful applicants will not receive notice.

Expenses for interviews or relocation are not authorized for reimbursement.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of which may occur without any prior written or other notice. 

In the event a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time from the original announcement, the Clerk of Court may elect to select the next top-rated candidate from those who applied for the initial announcement without re-posting the position.


The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.