Fourth Circuit Positions
Fourth Circuit staff positions are posted here and at www.uscourts.gov/careers. Refer to the position announcement or position contact for details about an opening. Information on law clerk openings is available through the Online System for Clerkship Application & Review (OSCAR). Law clerk recruitment is handled separately by each judge's chambers (see Judges of the Court), with applications submitted to the chambers by mail or through https://oscar.uscourts.gov, according to the judge's preference.
U.S. Government Jobs
Job openings at Judiciary locations across the country can be found at www.uscourts.gov.
To search all federal government job opportunities, go to www.usajobs.gov.
Staff compensation is composed of base plus locality pay under the Court Personnel System (CPS): CPS Pay Rates. Compensation for chambers personnel and unit executive positions is composed of base plus locality pay under the Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP): JSP Pay Rates. Law clerk compensation policies are described at https://oscar.uscourts.gov.
The Federal Judiciary offers an attractive benefit package in terms of health, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, savings and retirement plans, and pre-tax spending accounts for health expenses, dependent care, and commuting costs. Highlights of the benefit programs are available at Benefit for Life. Law clerk benefits are described at https://oscar.uscourts.gov.
Applicants for federal court positions must satisfy citizenship requirements. In addition, all hiring is contingent upon the applicant's satisfactory background check.
Complete the Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (Form AO 78).
The Fourth Circuit is an equal opportunity employer. More information is available in the court's Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Dispute Resolution Plan.