The employees are fairly compensated for the work we do.
Operations Specialist/Deputy Clerk (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 22, 2018
One needs to have discipline, focus, and be flexible with changes in job duties and policies. I enjoyed the fact that I never had the same day twice. You also need to have a thick skin when it comes to working with the general public.
Pro Se Staff Attorney (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA 90012 – August 23, 2018
Great place to work as staff attorney writing opinions for Magistrate judges. If you are a new lawyer, it is great training. If you are a senior lawyer, great opportunity to see how the inside of a district court works.
United States Probation Officer (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – August 21, 2018
This job is loaded with extremes. Things are either great or terrible. It is super challenging to find a good work/life balance with this job. I typically work a minimum of 55 hours in a week, sacrificing a lot of my nights and weekends to the job. In turn, I miss out on a lot of my kiddo's events and sports. Management says that they hears us when it comes to complaints regarding workload, but never seem to offer a realistic or helpful fix. I truly love the job, but need to have weekends and vacations to be without work. I enjoy working closely with the federal judges and the offenders/offender's family. Diving into discovery materials is also a fun experience for me. This process allows me to learn and grow everyday.
Slow paced environment with the opportunity for employees work efficiently. High case loads but with the ability to manage deadlines.
Courtroom Clerk (Current Employee) – Riverside, CA – August 18, 2018
Depending on what your task assignment may be, it can become boring due to repetitive work. You do not need a specialized degree or certificate as mentioned as many opportunities are in the job training and experience.
Deputy Clerk (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – June 29, 2018
Interesting and fulfilling work. Dealing with the public offers the opportunity to meet many colorful individuals. Each has a unique situation that has brought them to the court and many of them feel the need to share their story when they file.
CASE ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 1, 2018
Working with the US District Court gives you a sense of accomplishment in that you are serving the citizens of your country, upholding the US Constitution and, in some occasions, being an first-hand witness to history.
The work is challenging enough to keep you on your toes. You can never get complacent or you'll fall behind.
Most employees stay for decades, creating a real "family-like" culture.
High level of performance is expected, standards are high. This is not a job for the complacent.
Manager II (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 23, 2018
In order to advance depends on who you know not what you know. Certain people can move to the top of the ladder while others are stagnated. Management had unfair practices and HR personnel were not trustworthy.
Researcher and Visiting Attorney (Current Employee) – Greenbelt, MD – May 1, 2018
The work environment is small, productive, quiet and welcoming. There is good communication among co-workers which facilitates the resolution of any problems. Working hours are flexible for and there is a lot of respect for all the people who work there. The excellent safety system is important and provides tranquility for all employees and volunteers.