Federal Public Defender

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Job location
100 Chestnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania
Street address: 
100 Chestnut Street
City: 
Harrisburg
State: 
Pennsylvania
ZIP: 
17101
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for the Federal Public Defender in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg).

Qualifications for the Position of United States Federal Public Defender

An applicant should have the following qualifications:
(1) a member in good standing in the bar of each state in which admitted to practice;
(2) 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;
(3) the ability to effectively administer the office;
(4) a reputation for integrity; and
(5) a commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel.

Qualified candidates will be considered equally and without regard to race, sex, religious affiliation, national origin, age or disability.

Federal Public Defenders may not engage in the private practice of law and are subject to full background investigations and to judiciary financial disclosure requirements.

Term and Salary
A Federal Public Defender is appointed to a four year term pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
§ 3006A, and compensation is currently set at $160,300 per annum. The position will be available after September 10, 2017.

To Apply
The application process is entirely automated. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications must be submitted electronically by 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time, January 11, 2017. To apply, go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov for more information or call the Circuit Executive’s Office at 215-597-0718.

Deadline
All applications are to be received by 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time, January 11, 2017.

Requirements: 

Qualifications for the Position of United States Federal Public Defender
An applicant should have the following qualifications:
(1) a member in good standing in the bar of each state in which admitted to practice;
(2) 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;
(3) the ability to effectively administer the office;
(4) a reputation for integrity; and
(5) a commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel.

Qualified candidates will be considered equally and without regard to race, sex, religious affiliation, national origin, age or disability.

Federal Public Defenders may not engage in the private practice of law and are subject to full background investigations and to judiciary financial disclosure requirements.

To apply: 

The application process is entirely automated. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications must be submitted electronically by 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time, January 11, 2017. To apply, go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov for more information or call the Circuit Executive’s Office at 215-597-0718.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
160,300 per annum
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017