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Current Openings

U.S. District Court

Temporary Law Clerk
Open until June 7, 2021 or until filled.
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Temporary Judicial Law Clerk
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by Februray 26, 2021.
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Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Marsha J. Pechman
Preference given to resumes received by March 12, 2021. Interviews will begin immediates and continue on a rolling basis.
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District Court Executive / Clerk of Court
Interviews scheduled. Preference given to applications received by January 31, 2021.
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U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officer
Provisonal offers extended; more than one position may be filled for this vacancy announcement. Preference given to applications received by December 13, 2020.
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Federal Public Defender

Criminal Defense Investigator - Seattle
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by October 9, 2020.
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The Western District of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants, and a fair and respectful workplace to all current and prospective employees. Please see our Employee Dispute Resolution and Commitment to a Fair and Respectful Workplace policy (PDF) for additional information.

Other Federal Employment Sites

OSCAR is the central online resource for federal law clerk hiring and information on individual judges.

The federal judiciary careers site has a job search tool as well as information for new applicants.

USAJobs is the U.S. Government's official site for federal jobs and employment information.

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"(It's) the chance to do the right thing on a daily basis, to uphold the principles of the Constitution and to give people access to justice."


Email the court's HR team or call us at (206) 370-8494. Our Applications and Interviewing Tips page has some good answers, as well.