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Assistant Federal Public Defender
<span class="fontstyle0">The Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas, is accepting applications for the position of&nbsp;Assistant Federal Public Defender to be stationed in the McAllen office in the trial division. The federal&nbsp;defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. &sect; 3006A, to provide&nbsp;defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court.<br /> <br /> <span class="fontstyle0"><strong>Duties.</strong> </span><span class="fontstyle2">The assistant federal public defender will represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses&nbsp;and clients involved in other matters covered under the Criminal Justice Act. The position requires travel&nbsp;for investigation, litigation, and training. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private<br /> practice of law</span></span><br style=" font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; " /> &nbsp;
Position: Assistant Federal Public Defender
Organization: Federal Defender - Southern District of Texas
Location: McAllen,  TX 
United States
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Date Posted: 8/5/2021
Requirements <span class="fontstyle0"><strong>Requirements.</strong> </span><span class="fontstyle2">An Assistant Federal Public Defender must be: (1) a graduate of an accredited law school,&nbsp;and admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state; and (2) licensed to practice in&nbsp;the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by the time of entrance on duty. Trial experience<br /> preferred. </span><span class="fontstyle3"><strong>Spanish language proficiency is required for this position</strong>. </span><span class="fontstyle2">Appointment is subject to a&nbsp;satisfactory background investigation including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check.&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span class="fontstyle0"><strong>Selection Criteria.</strong> </span><span class="fontstyle2">The successful applicant will have an established capacity or clearly demonstrated&nbsp;aptitude for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent accused&nbsp;persons, and a reputation for personal and professional integrity. Applicants must also possess the ability&nbsp;to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as&nbsp;part of their employment. Experience in handling federal criminal cases is preferred.</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle0"><strong>Salary and Benefits.</strong> </span><span class="fontstyle2">The salary of an assistant federal public defender is commensurate with that of an&nbsp;assistant U.S. attorney with similar qualifications and experience. The position is in the excepted service&nbsp;and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. The position does include regular<br /> Government employment benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings&nbsp;Plan. Salary is payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit).</span><br /> <br /> <span class="fontstyle0"><strong>How to Apply.</strong> </span><span class="fontstyle2">Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest (mentioning announcement&nbsp;number 21-08M), r&eacute;sum&eacute;, and representative writing sample. Legal experience should be described in&nbsp;detail. Send completed application to: Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, Southern District of&nbsp;Texas, 440 Louisiana St., Suite 1350, Houston, Texas 77002 or email in PDF format to&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:TXS_Employment@FD.ORG?subject=21--08M"><span style="font-size:10px;"><span class="fontstyle2" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">TXS_Employment@FD.ORG</span></span></a><span class="fontstyle2" style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">. </span><span class="fontstyle2">For applicants with disabilities, this organization provides reasonable<br /> accommodations, which are decided on a case-by-case basis. To request a reasonable accommodation for<br /> any part of the application or interview process, please contact Administrative Officer Laura Dusthimer at<br /> (713) 718-4600. More than one position may be filled with this announcement. Position announced July<br /> 22, 2021; open until filled.<br /> Subject to the availability of funds</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle3">The Federal Public Defender is an equal-opportunity employer</span><br style=" font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; " /> &nbsp;
Status: This listing expires on: 11/3/2021
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Federal Defender - Southern District of Texas

McAllen,  TX 78501
United States
Marjorie A. Meyers