Employment

Assistant Computer System Administrator
Posted: May 31, 2024

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada is accepting applications for an Assistant Computer System Administrator (ACSA) position. The Federal Public Defender operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. §3006A, to provide defense services for indigent persons in federal criminal cases. This is a fulltime position located in Las Vegas.

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The ACSA provides routine user support services (including training), and resolves hardware, software, peripheral equipment, and data communications problems, with a strong emphasis on quality customer service. The ACSA assists in developing and implementing a technology plan, focusing on areas such as: security, quality control, procurement, productivity, and cost effectiveness. The ACSA develops and maintains local technical and user documentation. The ACSA also assists the office with litigation support by analyzing and identifying litigation support needs, creating and maintaining case management and trial presentation databases, working with vendors, and researching latest methods and technologies. This position assists and reports directly to the Supervisory Computer Systems Administrator located in the Las Vegas office. The ACSA will also provide support for a branch office in Reno, Nevada. Some travel is required.

Experience in the following areas is required: PC/server hardware, computer networking, Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems, Microsoft Windows Server 2019/2022, Hyper-V, and Microsoft Office 365. Experience and knowledge of the various aspects of litigation support, courtroom presentations, case management, and operation of audio/video equipment is a plus.

To qualify as an ACSA, a person must be a high school graduate or equivalent, with at least three years of general experience including two years of specialized experience with comprehensive knowledge of computer systems administration principles, practices, methods and techniques, and possess the skills and judgement in regard to the analysis of systems-related issues.

All education, experience, training and certifications will be verified. Additional requirements include the ability to work flexible hours. Duties associated with this position require the individual to be able to frequently to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Qualified persons may apply by emailing in one pdf file a resume with experience described in detail, and three references to:

 

James Morgan
Human Resources Counsel

Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville Ave., Suite 250
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
NVX_HumanResources@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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Legal Assistant – Non-Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas, NV
Posted: May 31, 2024

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

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The Non-Capital Habeas Unit represents state prisoners in federal habeas corpus proceedings. The Legal Assistant is critical to the day-to-day functioning of the unit and contributes to the excellent representation of incarcerated individuals throughout the state, upon which the Unit prides itself.

Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Applicants must be able to handle confidential matters with discretion, exercise mature judgment, work well both independently and on teams, and work on multiple projects with deadlines simultaneously. Applicants must also possess well-developed organizational skills, interpret and apply procedural rules of the court, and work well under pressure in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.

Applicants must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat and be able to file documents electronically in various state and federal courts. The duties of this job occasionally requiring lifting and moving boxes that weigh up to 25 pounds.

Applicants should be willing to assist with paralegal and investigator tasks, which may include ordering records, coding files, communicating with other agencies, conducting conflict checks, and drafting trial summaries. The position offers an opportunity for growth and advancement to positions within the Unit with additional responsibility. Experience in criminal defense work is preferred. Possessing a paralegal certificate or bachelor’s degree is required.

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 individuals may apply by forwarding a letter of interest, resume with experience described in detail, and three references in .pdf format to the attention of:

James Morgan
Human Resources Counsel

Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville Ave., Suite 250
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
NVX_HumanResources@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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Our Culture

Our office values excellence. Our clients deserve the best federal criminal defense representation possible and we provide every client with exemplary advocacy. A cooperative and collaborative environment achieves those results. The office seeks candidates who have proven, successful and relevant legal experience. We hire individuals who want to be a part of an organization that values professionalism and respect for our clients, our clients’ family members, court personnel, management and each other. We believe in and strive to facilitate an appropriate work/life balance for every member of the office. Communication and transparency are a necessary and important part of a healthy office culture. We honor diversity and believe we are stronger when we value and respect each other -- regardless of race, ethnicity, color, gender, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or mental or physical abilities.

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Benefits

Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB)

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program provides health care coverage for millions of federal employees, retirees, former employees, family members, and former spouses. As a federal employee, you are entitled to enroll yourself and eligible family members in one of the many health plans offered under the FEHB Program. You are also eligible to take FEHB coverage into retirement if you meet the requirements set by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Health benefits are provided by insurance carriers, which vary based on your geographic location. Each health plan carrier under the FEHB Program charges a different premium.

Advantages of FEHB include:

  • Guaranteed Coverage
  • No restrictions for Preexisting Conditions
  • Pre-tax payments on premiums
  • Continued Coverage after Retirement (if eligible)
  • Continued Coverage for Survivor Annuitants (if eligible)
Dental and Vision Insurance

The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) is a benefit to supplement your health insurance. FEDVIP allows dental and vision insurance to be purchased on a group basis, which means competitive premiums for you and your family. There are no pre-existing condition limitations. FEDVIP is an employee-pay-all benefit.

Life Insurance

The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program is the group term life insurance program for federal government employees. Your life insurance coverage through FEGLI consists of two parts: Basic insurance and Optional insurance. Basic insurance is automatically granted, but can be waived if you do not wish to participate. Optional insurance for yourself and your family is fully voluntary, but you must be enrolled in Basic insurance and you must submit election forms in order to participate. Because it is term life insurance, FEGLI does not build up any cash value or paid-up value.

Retirement

Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

FERS stands for the Federal Employees Retirement System. If you started your service in 1984 or after, or you specifically elected FERS when it was offered, you are covered under FERS. FERS is a retirement plan made up of three components that work to build your retirement savings in different ways: the Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). You contribute a percentage of your base pay to the FERS Basic Benefit throughout your career.

401K Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement benefit offered to employees of the federal government. Administered by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the TSP gives you the opportunity to participate in a long-term retirement savings and investment plan.

It is your responsibility to set your financial goals for retirement and saving through the TSP plays an important role from your first day of employment on. Participating in the TSP can significantly increase your retirement income, but starting early is important. Contributing early gives the money in your account more time to increase in value through the compounding of earnings.

Federal Holidays, Vacation Leave and Sick Leave

Federal employment offers 10 paid federal holidays and a generous amount of vacation and sick leave.

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