Employment

Legal Assistant, Las Vegas Office
Posted: January 12, 2017

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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Applicants must have excellent word processing skills (i.e., Microsoft Word), telephone and filing abilities, well-developed communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure in a high-volume, and sometimes, fast- paced environment.  Legal secretarial experience in criminal defense work is preferred.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

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

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 E. Bonneville Ave., Suite 250
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled. Priority consideration offered to those applicants who respond by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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, Reno Office
Posted: January 11, 2017

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender. This is a full-time position located in Reno, Nevada.

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The Reno office represents indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court.  The selected applicant should expect to defend the full range of federal criminal offenses, including drugs, guns, internet child pornography, white collar, immigration, and Major Indian Crimes Act prosecutions (e.g., murder, manslaughter, assaults, rapes, sex offenses, and others).

Applicant must have strong criminal motions and trial experience, or strong potential in criminal motions and trial work, and outstanding writing skills.  A working knowledge of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is a plus. The position requires some travel.

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, resume with experience described in detail, and representative writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 E. Bonneville Ave., Suite 250
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled.  Priority given to those applicants who respond by Monday, January 16, 2017

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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