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<span class="fontstyle0">The Federal Public Defender, Northern District of California is accepting applications for the&nbsp;position of a <strong>Remote Videoconference Coordinator Paralegal.</strong> The Defender operates under the&nbsp;authority of the Criminal Justice Act, U.S.C. &sect; 3006A, to provide defense services in federal&nbsp;criminal cases. More information about the office may be found at </span><span class="fontstyle0" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);">www.ndcalfpd.org</span><span class="fontstyle0">.&nbsp;This is a part-time, termed position 40-50 hours per biweekly period. The term will begin upon&nbsp;hire, and will conclude on September 30, 2022 (NOT TO EXCEED).<br /> <span class="fontstyle0">This position receives a locality pay adjustment for the Northern California Bay Area.</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle2">The Paralegal will provide assistance in the representation of indigent clients in federal criminal&nbsp;proceedings. Since the beginning of the pandemic, attorney ability to contact in-custody clients&nbsp;has been entirely dependent on phone and videoconference connection via Zoom. The&nbsp;individual&rsquo;s primary duties include, but are not limited to, preparation and maintenance of the&nbsp;daily videoconference schedule, communication between attorneys and the jail, and problemsolving when necessary. They will be supporting all attorneys in the Northern District of<br /> California with clients at the jail, communicating with deputies at the jail, and they will work&nbsp;with the court which handles phone conferences in getting attorneys in contact with their clients.<br /> <br /> Among other assignments, the position requires schedule verification and preparation from&nbsp;12:00-12:30pm and 4:00-5:00pm every day of the week, and 5:00-6:00pm on Monday, Tuesday,&nbsp;and Thursday(This schedule may vary in the future). In addition to making the schedule, the&nbsp;position requires real-time troubleshooting with attorneys and Jail staff; this will require the<br /> individual to be on-call 7 days a week. The total workload will come out to about 20 hours a&nbsp;week.<br /> Candidates must possess a high school diploma. A college degree is preferred. Candidates must&nbsp;have strong analytical skills, and the ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.&nbsp;Demonstrated expertise and experience with Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF application and&nbsp;Excel is required. The individual will also be managing a web-based application called Acuity,<br /> which has settings the individual will be responsible for understanding and configuring.&nbsp;Appointments are in high demand and constantly changing due to quarantines; immediate&nbsp;responsiveness via phone and email, and agility to address problems are critical skills for this&nbsp;position.&nbsp;<br /> This individual will be stationed in the San Francisco office, but will provide support to AFPD&rsquo;s&nbsp;or CJA attorneys in each of the three offices of the Federal Public Defender. </span><span class="fontstyle0">Occasional travel&nbsp;to the San Francisco, San Jose or Oakland offices may be necessary. </span><span class="fontstyle2">Travel will be&nbsp;reimbursed.</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;
Location: remote,  CA 
United States
Salary: $37.80-52.80/hr
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/24/2021
Requirements <span class="fontstyle0">The position requires physical activity; applicants must be able to lift and file banker&rsquo;s&nbsp;boxes of legal files and move boxes of case files or supplies.</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle2">Salary is based on the Judicial Salary Plan and is commensurate with experience [Range: $37.80-52.80/hr]. The position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) for payment&nbsp;of salary. Benefits are provided. More information on benefits for federal judiciary employees may<br /> be found here: </span><span class="fontstyle2" style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits</span><span class="fontstyle2">.<br /> This position may be subject to an FBI fingerprint check and background<br /> investigation. Employment will be provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of the&nbsp;required investigation.</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle0">Non-Citizen Applicants</span><span class="fontstyle2">: Under federal law, non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for&nbsp;employment in the Office of the Federal Public Defender. Employment offers, however, can only&nbsp;be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. &sect; 1324b(a)(3)(B). In&nbsp;most cases, this means that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a U.S.<br /> Citizen, or a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as described here:</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle2" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);">https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/search-judiciary-jobs/citizenship-requirements-employmentjudiciary</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle0">The Application Process&nbsp;</span><span class="fontstyle2">To apply, please email the following materials to Mary_Tran@fd.org , </span><span class="fontstyle0">in a single .pdf file&nbsp;format:</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle2">&bull; A plain face sheet, containing only your last name, first name, and employer or<br /> employment status. This should be centered on the page and in size 40 font;<br /> &bull; A cover letter;<br /> &bull; Your resume;<br /> &bull; A writing sample that demonstrates your own, original work.<br /> &bull; Three references (references will not be contacted until the applicant is advised).<br /> In addition to the biographical information requested at this application site, please prepare and&nbsp;upload a .pdf application packet. This packet should include<br /> Applications will not be accepted by mail or fax. </span><span class="fontstyle3">Accurate compliance with these application&nbsp;instructions is a factor expressly considered in the evaluation of the application.</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle2">Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. The position will remain open&nbsp;until filled by the Federal Public Defender.</span><br /> <span class="fontstyle0">THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.</span>
Status: This listing expires on: 11/22/2021
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remote,  CA 94102
United States