Law Clerks to U.S. District Judge David G. Estudillo
Open until filled; interviews will begin immediately.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the positions of Term Law Clerk for United States District Judge David G. Estudillo in Tacoma, Washington. There are two positions available. The start date for the first one is in the fall of 2022. The start date for the second position is expected to be January 3, 2023. Each position is expected to last through August 2024. The positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).
Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders and will have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist with the judicial extern program.
Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP) Grade 11 – 13, depending on experience, qualifications, and bar membership.
Salary range: $73,098 to $135,437 annually, full-time
The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, ORCA transit pass and a dedication to work/life balance, including flexible schedules and telework opportunities. All law clerks are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, long term care options, annual and sick leave accrual, and eleven paid holidays per year. Judiciary employees are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service classification system or regulations. For additional information on employment with the federal courts, please visit www.uscourts.gov
Information for Applicants
Qualified applicants should submit the following:
• A letter of interest
• A current resume
• A response to the Statement of Qualifications, below
• A minimum of three letters of recommendation. Applicants with prior clerkship experience should include contact information for all judges for whom the applicant has clerked.
• A writing sample that is five to ten pages in length
• A completed AO78
, Application for Employment. For this vacancy announcement (22- WAW-23), you do not need to complete the optional background information – questions 18, 19, and 20.
Attachments must be submitted as Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Other formats are not acceptable. Applications will be considered complete when all attachments, with the required information in the appropriate format, are received by Human Resources. Incomplete applications may not be considered in the recruitment process.
Candidates are encouraged to apply via OSCAR
Or, via e-mail (Word or Acrobat .pdf format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. District Court
Attn: Human Resources
700 Stewart Street, Suite 2218
Seattle, WA 98101
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