Employment

Receptionist – Las Vegas Office
Posted: September 05, 2019

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for a receptionist. This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants are expected to professionally handle a high volume of calls and be able to efficiently assist office staff and multi-task.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, receiving, screening, referring and directing telephone calls; performing general office clerical duties (e.g., creating/utilizing Microsoft Word/Excel tracking logs, entering data, processing mail, photocopying and electronically faxing documents); providing court document run assistance; handling incoming visitors; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualified applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have a minimum of two years of experience, preferably in a law office environment.  Fluency in Spanish is required.

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

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled.

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, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 17, 2019

The Federal Public Defender – Nevada is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Public Defender position in the Capital Habeas Unit. 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 habeas corpus litigation, and/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.

Each applicant must be a member in good standing of a state bar. 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, a resume with experience described in detail, three references, and a representative writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled.

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.

Contact us for more information.
Investigator/Mitigation Specialist, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 17, 2019

The Federal Public Defender – Nevada is now accepting applications for an Investigator/Mitigation Specialist 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
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled.

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.

Contact us for more information.
Assistant Federal Public Defender, Non-Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 17, 2019

The Federal Public Defender, Nevada is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in the non-capital habeas unit.  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
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled.

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.

Contact us for more information.
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