Employment

Investigator, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: April 25, 2018

The office of the Federal Public Defender is now accepting applications for an Investigator position in the Capital Habeas Unit.  This is a full-time position based in the Las Vegas office. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Experience conducting interviews on highly-sensitive and personal issues involving a client’s background and family to discover evidence that could mitigate a capital sentence is strongly preferred.  Applicants should have experience with mental health or social work issues; other suitable qualifications include post-secondary education in relevant fields.

Applicants should have investigative experience in the criminal justice field and possess good interviewing and report writing skills. Other duties include gathering records; locating people, such as potential witnesses and experts and retrieving evidence. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the criminal justice system and a personality that allows them to deal with many different types of individuals. Computer literacy is a plus. Frequent travel is required.

A minimum of three years’ investigative experience or the equivalent is required.  Possession of a related bachelor or associate degree is preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Applicants must also possess the necessary initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and judgment needed to perform the duties outlined.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Submit resume with work references and one writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled, however preference will be given for applications received by May 18, 2018.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be 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.

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Assistant Federal Public Defender, Habeas – Las Vegas NV Office
Posted: March 20, 2018

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender for our habeas units.  This is a full time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants must possess demonstrated commitment to poverty law or indigent criminal defense, strong writing, oral advocacy ability and litigation experience in at least one of the following areas:  criminal law especially in post-conviction litigation or appellate litigation, or complex federal court civil litigation.  The position requires occasional travel.  Applicants must be team oriented, have at least three years of relevant experience, and be immediately able to undertake representation of habeas petitioners currently litigating in every stage of the habeas proceedings.

Applicant must be a member in good standing of a state bar. Applicant must also be willing to take the Nevada Bar Exam or comply with provisional licensure requirements for the State Bar of Nevada. Federal salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience, consistent with federal guidelines and regulations.  Hiring is based upon the availability of funding.

Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest, resume with experience described in detail, three references and a representative writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled, however preference will be given for applications received by March 30, 2018.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be 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.

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Legal Assistant, Trial Unit – Las Vegas NV Office
Posted: March 20, 2018

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for a legal assistant position in our Trial Unit. This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants must be able to work well among a team of legal assistants to support several attorneys, have excellent word processing skills, including Microsoft Word, be able to electronically file documents in the district and appellate courts, possess well-developed communication and organizational skills, be skilled at scheduling and calendaring deadlines, and be able to work well under pressure in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.  Legal secretarial experience in criminal defense work is preferred.  Possessing a bachelor’s degree is a plus.

Please e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and three references in .pdf format to the attention of:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled.  Priority consideration offered to those applicants who respond by Friday, March 23, 2018.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be 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.

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Investigator – Reno NV Office
Posted: January 05, 2018

The Office of the Federal Public Defender is now accepting applications for an Investigator position. This is a full-time position located in Reno. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Applicants should enjoy working collaboratively with their attorneys, fellow investigators, and staff.  They should have investigative experience in the criminal justice field and possess excellent interviewing and report writing skills. Other duties include gathering records, locating and interviewing potential witnesses and experts, and photographing crime scenes and evidence. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to interact easily with many different types of individuals. Computer literacy is essential. Mitigation experience and fluency in Spanish are preferred. Litigation support and paralegal experience are helpful but not required.  Travel is required.

A minimum of three years’ investigative experience or the equivalent is required. Knowledge and experience working on tribal cases or with Native American communities are a plus. Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance.   Applicants must also possess the requisite initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and judgment needed to perform the duties outlined.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three references and writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled.  Priority given to those applicants who respond by Friday, January 19, 2018.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be 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.

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