Requirements and Qualifications: To qualify for this position, a candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, and have a minimum of two years of general office experience and one to three years of specialized legal assistant experience. Applicants must be team-oriented. Proficiency in Word and Excel for Microsoft 365 is required. Applicants should have strong proofreading skills, the ability to prioritize and multitask, and familiarity with legal terminology. Experience with criminal litigation, marking briefs, generating table of contents and authorities, and CM/ECF and electronic case filing is preferred but not required.
The successful applicant must be a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States.
Salary and Benefits: This is an "Excepted Appointment" full-time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications within the range of JSP Grade 6 ($43,101 - $56,030), JSP Grade 7 ($47,895 - $62,266), or JSP Grade 8 ($53,042 - $68,958). Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit.
How to Apply: Qualified individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume in .pdf format to
Veronica Knights, Personnel Administrator
Subject Reference: Legal Assistant Position - Denver
Interviews will be conducted in person or videoconference. Cost of travel must be incurred by the applicant. No phone calls, please.
The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.