Federal Public Defender, Western District of Oklahoma

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Job location
215 Dean A. McGee Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Federal Public Defender for Western Oklahoma
Street address: 
215 Dean A. McGee Avenue,
Oklahoma City
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is accepting applications from all qualified persons (including individuals with disabilities that can be reasonably accommodated) for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Oklahoma. The term of office is four years, with potential for successive appointments. The current authorized annual salary is $172,500. The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel.

The position will be available on June 6, 2022 subject to successful completion of a background investigation.


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.

To apply: 

A merit selection panel will screen all applications, conduct personal interviews of some or all applicants, and make recommendations to the court of appeals.

Application materials are available:
1. On the court’s web site at: https://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.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 17, 2021.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 17, 2021