The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from qualified persons for the position of Circuit Mediator.
The Circuit Mediation Office is staffed by a Chief Circuit Mediator and seven Circuit Mediators. The mediators facilitate settlement discussions among parties and their counsel in a wide range of civil cases, including civil rights, tribal, employment, intellectual property, insurance, contracts and environmental matters.
Mediators begin the process by conducting conference calls with counsel to explore settlement potential. If the parties are interested in working to resolve the dispute, the mediators help devise a settlement process that meets the distinct needs of the participants in that case. For instance, in some cases an in-person mediation is held at a mutually agreeable location within the Ninth Circuit. In other cases, all settlement work is telephonic and may continue over several months. Whatever settlement process is employed, the mediators facilitate negotiations, manage conflict, and promote the parties’ understanding of the legal, practical, personal and financial ramifications of litigation. Additionally, mediators assist parties with procedural matters, draft orders and educate the bar about the court’s mediation program.
The mediators are supported by the collegiality and rich experience of their fellow mediators and the dedicated support staff of the Circuit Mediation Office.
The applicant shall:
Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance
Salary: $119,661 - $176,900 (CL 31 – CL 32). Depending on qualifications and experience.
Time off: 13 days of paid vacation for the first three years, increasing with tenure thereafter,
13 sick days accrued per year, 10 paid holidays.
Benefits: Employer subsidized health and life insurance plans. Dental, vision, flexible spending account, and long-term care plans available. Employer sponsored pension plan and supplemental retirement contribution plans with employer match.
Other Perks: Mass transit subsidy, reasonable work hours, team environment, creative people, and enhanced vacation accrual-based tenure.
How to Apply
Please submit a single PDF application packet on or before December 4, 2019 through the Career Portal that includes: 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience, 2) your current resume, 3) a list of three references, and 4) responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire. Or click this link: https://ca9-employment.breezy.hr/p/5d851633d2a7
Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
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