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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Generalist Clerk

United States Court of Appeals

Overview: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is seeking applicants for a full time Generalist Clerk. This individual performs various functions and is responsible for assisting in maintaining and processing case information during the initial filing of documents in accordance with approved internal controls, procedures and rules. The incumbent receives and reviews incoming court documents for conformity with federal and local rules, assists with case initiation, and performs customer service for the purpose of providing procedural information and collecting court fees.


• Assist in the receipt and review of incoming documents to determine conformity with appropriate rules, practices, and/or court requirements. Route electronic and paper documents to the proper offices, and/or staff, after acceptance.
• Assist in the collection of appropriate fees and assign case numbers.
• Act as receptionist and provide information to a wide variety of people within and outside the court. Assist in entering documents and proceedings on the docket, perform data entry, and create/update matrix mailing lists.
• Record and assist with the orderly flow of judicial proceedings using both in-person and remote courtroom technology.
• Accurately sort, classify, and file case records, and maintain the integrity of the filing system.
• Retrieve files and make copies of records for court personnel, attorneys, and others.
• Assist in the preparation and shipping of records to the appropriate Federal Records Center and retrieve records from centers when needed.


Minimum Requirements:
• To qualify for the position of Generalist Clerk, the applicant must possess a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university in an accepted field of academic study.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in the use of P.C.’s and software applications, including Zoom videoconferencing technology.
• Proven ability to solve problem, think independently, and work cooperatively in a team/office environment.
• Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.



Benefits include eleven paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401k), Benefits also include optional
participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI), Flexible Benefits Program, and Dental and Vision Insurance. Limited telework options are available. Information can be found on the court’s website under Human Resources



Consideration will only be given to those individuals who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and provide a resume and cover letter.
Applications must be received by August 7, 2023. Due to the anticipated large response to this announcement, only those interviewed will be notified of the selection outcome. The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without written notice to applicants. Travel expenses for interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Please note that this position is covered by the Fair Chance Act and requires that applicants provide criminal history information prior to receiving any conditional offer of employment. All information
provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.

Pursuant to the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, selection is contingent upon providing proof of being legally eligible to work in and for the United States. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.


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