U. S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas is seeking qualified candidates for Supervisor (Deputy in Charge) in our Austin Office. The clerk’s office has 55 employees in five offices that include Austin, El Paso, Midland, San Antonio and Waco. The clerk’s office serves four Judicial Officers and their staff.
The Deputy in Charge performs supervisory work related to the full range of court operations activities. This includes case administration, records/mail management, financial administration, courtroom support and judicial support. The Deputy in Charge primarily directs operations staff and ensures compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies and internal controls. The incumbent will supervise nine employees involved in operational activities, which include assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, recommending disciplinary actions and developing and conducting employee performance evaluations. The Deputy in Charge assists in developing work standards and makes recommendations regarding employee appointments, promotions and separations.
Additional duties include supervising, delegating and prioritizing workload. Implements staff procedures and conducts staff meetings. Oversees office functions. Identifies issues and resolves disputes. Maintains accurate documentation, statistics and employee records. Oversees all functional components of the divisional clerk's office, including intake, case management, records, appeals, finance and chambers support.
Oversees receipt and review of incoming documents for conformity with federal and local rules. Monitors case processing and data quality assurance activities. Coordinates with the court’s Financial Administrator regarding maintenance, supervision and accountability for all on-site financial functions. Monitors compliance with internal controls. Assists the Clerk and Operations Manager in defining and creating long- and short-term goals regarding the efficient functioning of the divisional office and implementing and monitoring strategic plans to accomplish those goals. Implements and monitors CM/ECF procedures. Compiles,reconciles and reports statistical information. Works closely with Courtroom Deputies and Case Managers to ensure appropriate coverage. Communicates with court management and responds to requests regarding operations. Answers procedural questions for judges, staff and the public. Provides customer service and resolves difficulties. Abides by the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and court confidentiality requirements.
Experience required includes a minimum of three years of current supervisory or managerial experience that provided an opportunity to gain:
relationships needed to lead a team of employees.
- Skill in developing the interpersonal work
- The ability to exercise mature judgment.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and theories
applicable to the judiciary.
- The ability to understand the managerial policies
effectively with the public and staff, providing good
- The ability to communicate clearly in order to interact
customer service and resolving difficulties
complex and sensitive matters with judges, unit
- The ability to facilitate, mediate and negotiate
executives, managers, supervisors, and court staff,
while maintaining confidentiality.
Our Preferred Candidate
Preferred qualifications include strong bankruptcy knowledge and excellent experience with CM/ECF and E-Orders. Exceptional leadership skills and proven problem solving skills; the ability to provide innovative solutions to workplace problems and employee relations issues; in-depth working knowledge of processes of the court system and excellent project management skills. The technical ability to coordinate activities with IT department. Sound ethics and good judgment at all times. Display a careful and deliberate approach in handling confidential information in a variety of contexts. Knowledge of federal and local rules and court operational procedures. Understand all aspects of case administration processes. Experience and skill in leading a team of employees in implementing new ideas and better work procedures. Knowledge of financial, budget, and audit procedures. Knowledge of procurement processes, records management and financial transactions. Display the ability to be flexible and adapt to unanticipated needs and problems.
Employees of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court are not covered by the civil service classification system or regulations. Judicial employees receive the following:
13 days of paid vacation for the first three years of full-time employment. Thereafter, 20 to 26 days per year dependent upon length of federal service Paid sick leave in the amount of 13 days/year 10 federal holidays Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System Employee Assistance Program
Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K plan with employer matching contributions)
Subsidized medical coverage with pretax medical premiums in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program
Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance
Flexible Benefits Program
Long Term Care Insurance
Private long-term disability plan
Conditions of Employment:
Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien from a country that has a defense treaty with the U.S.
and must be eligible to work in the U.S. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and
can be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees will be hired provisionally
pending the results of an FBI background investigation and fingerprinting. Updates are required
every 5 years. Employees are subject to The Judicial Code of Conduct. Direct deposit
of pay required. Travel expenses for interviews are not authorized.
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume (with salary history) and a narrative that includes an example of
a challenging supervisory issue that you have encountered within the past two years.
Describe how you dealt with or resolved the issue to:
Patty Nelson, HR Manager
United States Bankruptcy Court
Western District of Texas
615 E. Houston, Suite 546
San Antonio TX 78205
Or send pdf (no other versions accepted) to Patty_Nelson@txwb.uscourts.gov
Resumes must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012. Only candidates selected for
interviews will be contacted.
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