Assistant Federal Public Defender, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Assistant Federal Public Defender

Posting Date: September 9, 2019
Closing Date: Until filled

The Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender, to be located in its Harrisburg, PA office. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.

Requirements: The applicant should have a minimum of five years of practice or judicial clerkship experience, with excellent courtroom skills and strong research and writing ability. Federal criminal trial practice experience highly preferred. Fluent Spanish is a plus.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

An applicant must be a member in good standing of a State Bar in which he or she is currently admitted, and be eligible for immediate admission to the Bar of the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position. Federal salary and benefits apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and education, and is equivalent to salaries for Assistant United States Attorneys with similar experience. This position is subject to mandatory electronic transfer (direct deposit) of net pay. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

How to Apply: Qualified persons may apply by sending a letter of interest and resume, with references, to:

Federal Public Defender’s Office
Attention: Harrisburg AFPD
100 Chestnut Street, Suite 306
Harrisburg, PA 17101

No telephone calls or e-mails please.

Position open until filled. Priority given to applications received by September 25, 2019.

The Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.