Social Security Law Clerk - Part Time

Tacoma, WA
Part Time
Salary: $34 - $62 Hourly
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The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time term law clerk to work exclusively on Social Security appeals. Our district has one of the highest social security caseloads in the country and we seek a law clerk to assist with this caseload. This is a part-time, 30 hour per week term position that is funded through September 30, 2021; the position may continue subject to funding. The position is located in Tacoma, Washington and will work directly with the Tacoma Magistrate Judges and their staff under the direction of the Chief District Judge.

Representative Duties: The term law clerk in this position will work for the court on social security appeals. The law clerk will perform legal research, draft reports and recommendations, proposed orders, and orders in consent cases.

Qualifications: Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school, must work well independently, must possess excellent research and writing skills, and must be experienced with Word, Westlaw or Lexis, and related software. Preference will be given to individuals with previous experience, particularly with Social Security cases.

Salary Range: Judiciary Salary Plan: JSP Grade 11-13, Salary Range: $33.71 per hour to $62.46 per hour, Depending on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, and a dedication to work/life balance, including flexible schedules and telework opportunities.

Judiciary employees participate in health and life insurance benefits, and long-term care options, annual and sick leave accrual, and ten paid holidays per year. Benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees. Judiciary employees are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service classification system or regulations.

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