The U.S. Pretrial Services Office offers an opportunity for self-motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic to launch, or continue, a career in public service. Our fast paced, prestigious environment consists of challenging and rewarding work, training opportunities, and the potential for advancement.
United States Pretrial Services, the bail investigation agency for the U.S. District Court, provides verified information regarding a defendant to be used in setting reasonable, least restrictive bail. A recommendation is made for detention or release with or without special conditions which would reasonably assure community safety and appearance at future court proceedings. Defendants are supervised from the time of their release until sentencing or self-surrender to serve a prison term.
United States Pretrial Services is also responsible for the investigation and supervision of pretrial diversion cases. Supervision periods vary but do not exceed 18 months and some are required to perform community service as part of their diversion program.
Reconcile and distribute the daily magistrate calendars.
Delivering reports to chambers/courtrooms.
Preparing inter-office/outgoing mail for distribution
Update electronic files and caseload logs, compilation of data for statistical reports.
PACTS (national automated database) data entry.
Handle multiple priorities and use discernment to prioritize tasks efficiently and effectively throughout the day.
Electronically file Pretrial Services reports.
Additional duties will include:
Answer and screen incoming telephone calls.
Receive and direct visitors to appropriate locations.
Answer routine inquiries and assist the public as authorized.
Receive, screen, and route incoming mail to the appropriate persons or offices.
Use the Pretrial Services statistical database for case management, to monitor case activity from initial data entry of the case to disposition.
The successful applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have two years of general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates the possession of, or the ability to acquire, the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Education above the high school level may be substituted for required general experience. The successful applicant must be able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute. (A typing certificate is required).
Preference will be given to applicants who have:
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following:
Resume that includes complete work and salary history, and education.
Your two most recent performance evaluations OR two letters of recommendation.
Typing certificate indicating 50 wpm, which can be obtained at https://www.ratatype.com
Go to our web site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/azduscourts to submit an online application, including the items listed above.
Attachments should be submitted only as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents. Other formats are not acceptable.
Applications will be considered complete when the online application and all required attachments (in proper format) are received by the Human Resources Division. Applications and/or attachments received after the closing date may not be considered.
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. In the event that a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the court may elect to select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position.
Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Employees of the U.S. District Court serve under “Excepted Appointments” and are considered “at will” employees (except for probation officers who may be removed for cause). Federal Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply; however, court employees are entitled to substantially the same benefits as other Federal Government employees.
The initial appointment to this position is provisional pending the successful completion of the required background checks and/or investigations. The U.S. District Court is a drug-free work place and the applicant selected will be required to participate in a drug screening test prior to 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 or the inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.
All promotions are subject to the approval of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided.
The position is subject to the mandatory electronic fund transfer (EFT) participation for payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit).
Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B). In most cases, this means that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as explained below. Under 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit that they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.