Finance Clerk
District of Columbia Courts - Washington, DC

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The District of Columbia Courts consists of the Court of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court System. DC Courts constitutes the Judicial Branch of the District of Columbia Government, and is separate and distinct from the Executive and Legislative Branches.

This position is located in the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Budget and Finance Division of the District of Columbia Courts. The Division is responsible for all financial aspects of the District of Columbia Courts and the duties of the Fiscal Officer outlined in Title 11, Section 1723 (a)(2) of the D.C. Code.
  • A background and/or security investigation is required.
  • Probationary period of one (1) year
  • Only District of Columbia Court employees are eligible to apply.

DUTIES: Incumbent is responsible for the opening and closing of the Finance Office on a daily basis. Receiving, reviewing, processing and distributing invoices on a daily basis pursuant to the policies and procedures established by the Financial Operations Branch. Prepare, review and analyze daily, weekly and bi weekly reports to comply with court rules and guidelines. Responsible for collecting, safeguarding, and allocating monies accumulate through fines and fees. Sorts and distributes incoming mail, and otherwise ensures the appropriate delivery of outgoing materials on a daily basis. Provides courteous and effective customer service by responding promptly and courteously to inquire from Court staff, Attorneys, and the public; proffering information and/or division materials as appropriate, referring parties for further information or processing to other divisions or offices in the Courts, when necessary. Assists with various other administrative or clerical duties related to special projects or initiatives as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Two (2) years of clerical experience with some experience as a cashier, finance clerk, bookkeeping or accounting clerk, or a related position. Equivalent levels of education may be substituted for some experience. Documentation of education (copy of HS diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or college transcript or degree) must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered . Please submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation, if available, with your application.

To qualify based on education, upload copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of HS diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or college transcript or degree)

In addition you must be a current District of Columbia Court employee.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at or call 202-879-0496

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet minimum qualifications requirements. If your minimum qualifications are met each applicant's experience, education and training will be rated using an Vacancy Questionnaire which includes the needed knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of this job. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be tested on their basic math skills.

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BENEFITS: The District of Columbia Courts is an independent branch of the District of Columbia Government and is not under the authority of the Mayor or the D. C. Council. DC Courts appropriation comes directly from Congress. All DC Courts non-judicial employees receive federal benefits for the following programs: Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance and Workers Compensation.

Please click on the following for more information about these benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental & Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Retirement Program
  • Designations of Beneficiary
The DC Courts leave policy is as follows:
Annual Leave is used for vacations, rest and relaxation, and personal business or emergencies. New full-time employees earn 4 hours of annual leave each 2 week pay period. After 3 years of service this increases to 6 hours every 2 weeks, and at 15 years it increases to 8 hours every 2 weeks. Most military service counts toward the time required to go into the next higher annual leave category. Employees can carry over no more than 240 hours of annual leave into the next leave year.

Sick Leave is used for personal medical needs, care of a family member, or adoption related purposes. Full-time employees earn 4 hours of sick leave every 2 weeks. This leave can be accrued without limit.

The DC Courts are closed on all federal holidays and two additional days: DC Emancipation Day, April 16th and Employee Appreciation Day (Friday after Thanksgiving Day). Employee Appreciation Day is approved by our Executive Officer on a year by year basis.

In addition to the federal plans, the DC Courts offers employees supplemental vision and dental plans as well as commuter transit benefit subsidy, for a maximum of $120 a month. There are 26 pay periods in the year.

OTHER INFORMATION: Only District of Columbia Court employees are eligible to apply.

All required information must be received by the closing date.

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