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Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council Seeks Applicants for Circuit Executive

The United States Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council invites applications for the position of Circuit Executive. Applications are being accepted through February 18, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: A cover letter addressed to Cheryl Vessels, Assistant Circuit Executive for Human Resources, and resume detailing educational background, experience, salary history, qualifications, and other relevant information should be e-mailed in one single PDF attachment to Please indicate “Circuit Executive” in the subject line.

The person selected for the position will be required to undergo a background investigation.

About the Office of the Circuit Executive: The Circuit Executive provides policy development, administrative and staff support to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council, a governing board of 19 federal judges with certain jurisdiction over the federal courts in the States of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The Circuit Executive also supports the Circuit Chief Judge, and, as required, coordinates a wide range of administrative matters affecting all federal courts within the circuit including management and coordination of support staff for the Court of Appeals. Among others, areas of administration and coordination include planning and research; implementing policies; developing programs; finance and budgeting; procurement; space and facilities; information technology; special events and projects; conferences, security and emergency preparedness; human resources; workplace relations and employment dispute resolution; state bar, inter-agency, and public relations. The position involves extensive analytical and writing responsibilities. The Circuit Executive also provides staff support for Bankruptcy Judge and Federal Public Defender Merit Selection Panels. The position requires travel. The Circuit Executive performs other duties outlined in Title 28 of the United States Code at Sections 332 (e) and (f).

Position Overview: The Circuit Executive is appointed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council and serves as Secretary to the Council. Under direction of the Council and Chief Judge, the Circuit Executive provides policy analysis and development as well as program management to the Judicial Council. The Circuit Executive further supports and carries out other duties mandated by Congress and the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts. The Circuit Executive serves as liaison to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, the courts of the various states in which the circuit is located, the U.S. Marshals Service, the General Services Administration, state and local bar associations, civic groups, news media, and other private and public groups having an interest in the administration of the courts.

View the full job description and application information here.