Deputy Clerk (Bilingual / Spanish)

Office of Inspector General

Job Description


This position works in the operational divisions of the District of Columbia Courts providing administrative and clerical support as assigned.


The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

The Bilingual(Spanish) Deputy Clerk works in the operational divisions of the District of Columbia Courts providingadministrative and clerical supportand providing exceptionalcustomer service in English and Spanishto the public, judicial officers, attorneys or staff. Duties include some or all of the following: Assists general public, attorneys, judicial officers andstaff.

Provides exceptionalcustomer service in English and Spanish.

Reviews and processes documentsand orders.

Completes forms or othermaterials such as warrants, summonses, complaints, and subpoenas.

Provides and receives information from citizens, police officers and witnessesas necessary for clarifying factsor preparing reports.

Maintains calendars, appointments, juries, and services.

Collects and compiles statistical data.

Administers oaths or affirmations.

Types correspondence, reports, and other documents.

Files jackets and case documents.

Enters and retrieves data using automated databases and manual logs. This announcement will create aroster/list for all Superior Court Bilingual Deputy Clerk vacancies.The selected candidate must be able to speak, interpret, read and write Spanish and Englishfluently.


Conditions of Employment

A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.

Background and security investigation are required.

Candidates must be able to speak, interpret and write English and Spanish.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following: 1. Resume2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or degree)4. List of three (3) professional referencesAll required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


If you applied under a previous announcement, you must re-apply in order to be considered.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High-school diploma or GED certificate, plus two (2) years of clerical or administrative experience.Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are required.Must be able to speak, interpret, read and write Spanish and Englishfluently.Please note thatauthorization for the release ofyour adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courtsare required. If you are selected forthe position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here: Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.All required information must be received by the closing date.

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