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It has come to the Court’s attention that there was an issue with the email address used for the Magistrate Judge electronic application process for the upcoming Magistrate Judge vacancy in the Western District of Pennsylvania occurring on September 4, 2023. While this issue appears to be isolated to applicants who utilized a Gmail account to apply, in an abundance of caution, the Court asks ALL applicants that applied for this Magistrate Judge position for the Western District of Pennsylvania on or before the closing date and time of applications, January 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. EST, to please verify that your application was emailed to and to also call the Court’s Human Resources Office at 412-208-7536 to confirm the Court’s receipt of the application. Applicants should contact the Court’s Human Resources Department as soon as possible but, in any event, not later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 24, 2023. 

Please review the below Position Vacancy Notices to obtain the required information on how to apply and all application documents that must be submitted at the time of applying.  

Case Administrator

Full Time
CL 23 – ($38,598 - $62,720)
CL 24 – ($42,742 - $69,464)*
CL 25 – ($47,199 - $76,738)*

Location: Pittsburgh, PA


Our case administrators are the “face” of the court to much of the public and attorneys who practice in the court. Individuals join this staff position and train on the job. They maintain and process case information; manage the progression of civil and criminal cases from opening to final disposition; review court documents for conformity with federal and local rules; and prepare cases for closing by ensuring that all necessary court orders are entered and proceedings are completed accurately and on time.

For more information, click on Position Vacancy Notice


Systems Administrator

Full Time, CL 26-27 ($51,988 - $ 92,852 Annually)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA


Our Systems Administrator provides specialized technical support to Judges, chambers, and Clerk’s Office staff, in the areas of PC maintenance and software support, and provides oversight of local and wide-area network hardware, operating systems & software. Click here to view a brief video about information technology careers.

This position will be based in the Pittsburgh, PA Courthouse, but the incumbent will serve as part of the district-wide IT team responsible for supporting all divisional offices (Pittsburgh, Erie, and Johnstown). The work will be performed in an office setting and is only eligible for limited telework operations. Travel to other divisional offices, which may require overnight lodging may be required. Occasional emergency and after-hours coverage may be required

For more information, click on Position Vacancy Notice


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