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Employment - Clerks Office
Clerk of Court
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court is appointed by the District Judges and serves under the direction of the Chief Judge of the Court. The Eastern District of Missouri consists of eight Active Article III judges, three Senior Article III judges and seven Magistrate Judges. In addition to St. Louis, the district has courthouses in Cape Girardeau and Hannibal, Missouri.
The clerk's office typically has unpaid internship opportunities in the spring, summer and fall. If you are interested in an unpaid internship please send a cover letter and resume to the following address:
U.S. District Court
Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
Attn: Human Resources
111 S. 10th Street, Suite 3.300
St. Louis, MO 63102
Human Resources Department
The Human Resources Department for the Eastern District of Missouri recruits for all vacancies for the U.S. District Clerk's Office. We only accept applications when a position vacancy exists. Please follow the application procedures when submitting application materials.
St. Louis is the main office for the Eastern District of Missouri. Divisional offices are located in Cape Girardeau and Hannibal, MO.
Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. All individuals appointed by a judiciary office must complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) certifying their eligibility to work in the U.S. (this includes unpaid volunteers).
Background Investigation Requirements
Applicants who are selected for positions with the court are required to undergo an FBI Background Check and/or Investigation and social media inquiry as a condition of employment. The selectee may then be appointed provisionally, and retention will depend upon favorable suitability determination of the background investigation.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, has adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan which provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of their race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Electronic Fund Transfer
Employees of the U.S. District Court are required to use the Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll deposit.
- Annual Leave
- Sick Leave
- Leave Sharing Program
- Federal Holidays
- Health Benefits (large selection of plans available)
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Flexible Benefits
- Federal Employee Retirement Plan
- Family Medical Leave Act Provisions
- Thrift Savings Plan (tax-deferred & Roth option savings plans)
Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Applicants may be asked to participate in proficiency tests. Judiciary employees serve under excepted appointments (not civil service). Excepted appointments are at will and can be terminated with or without cause. The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of any job announcement or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. Employees are required to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct, which is available to applicants for review upon request.