Federal Public Defender

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Job location
Williams Tower 1, Suite 1225
One West Third Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Federal Public Defender, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Direct applications to the Circuit Executive's Office for the United States Courts for the Tenth Circuit. See the job posting and application materials on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals website for full details on the position and how to apply.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is accepting applications from all qualified persons for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. The term of office is four years, with potential for successive appointments. The current authorized annual salary is $160,300. The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel.

The current Federal Public Defender’s term expires on January 17, 2017 and she is seeking reappointment. The position is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

For more information on how to apply, go to our website at www.ca10.uscourts.gov and select “Employment” in the “About the Court” menu.

The deadline for applications is July 22, 2016.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements: 

The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel. An applicant must be/have:

• A member in good standing in the bar of the state in which he/she is admitted to practice;
• A minimum of five years criminal practice experience, preferably with significant federal criminal trial experience, which demonstrates an ability to provide zealous representation of consistently high quality to criminal defendants;
• An ability to effectively administer the office;
• A reputation for integrity; and
• A commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel.

A merit selection committee will screen all applications, conduct personal interviews of some or all applicants, and make recommendations to the Court of Appeals. Appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

To apply: 

Application materials are available:
1. On the court’s web site at http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs;
2. By calling the Judicial Resources division at 303.335.2067;
3. Or by writing to the Circuit Executive for the Tenth Circuit, Attn: FPD Recruitment; Byron White U.S. Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257-1823.

Application formats other than that approved and distributed by the Court of Appeals will not be accepted.

One original completed application should be mailed or delivered (faxes will not be accepted) to the Circuit Executive for the Tenth Circuit, Attn: FPD Recruitment; Byron White U.S. Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257-1823. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$160,300
Submission deadline: 
Friday, July 22, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, July 22, 2016