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Assistant Federal Public Defender (Casper, Wyoming)

This is a full-time position that terminates one year and one day after the date of appointment. The Assistant Federal Public Defender (AFPD) provides zealous, professional legal representation at every stage of the case. Our cases are complex and diverse. They require comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation, including jury trials. The District of Wyoming encompasses the entire state of Wyoming, including the Wind River Indian Reservation. Extensive travel is required. The AFPD assigned to Casper will be supported by colleagues in the Cheyenne and Denver FPD offices.

Position: Assistant Federal Public Defender (Casper, Wyoming)
Organization: Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
Location: Casper,  WY 
United States
Salary: $66,214 - $155,361
Posting Start Date: 12/27/2022
Date Posted: 12/27/2022

Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check, and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

The successful applicant will have at least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense. Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, challenging and examining scientific expert witnesses, dispositive motions practice, sentencing mitigation, and management of voluminous discovery. A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented, professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential. Superior research, writing and oral advocacy skills are required. Proficiency in Spanish is useful but not required.

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 AD-21 to AD-29 ($66,214 - $155,361). Among the many benefits are the Federal Employees Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan (401k), paid annual and sick leave, 11 paid federal holidays, and health, life, disability, long-term care, dental, and vision insurance.

How to Apply: Apply via email to the attention of Veronica Knights, Personnel Administrator, at employment@cofpd.org. Applications must include a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample, which is solely your work, in .pdf format. Subject reference should be AFPD Position – Casper. References are preferred. Interviews will be conducted in person or via videoconference. No phone calls, please.

Status: This listing expires on: 3/27/2023
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Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming

Casper,  WY 82601
United States
Veronica Knights