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Assistant Federal Public Defender Position Available

Friday, February 10, 2012

  • Organization: Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona

 The Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona is seeking to appoint an Assistant Federal Public Defender for assignment to the Capital Habeas Unit in the Salt Lake City office.

It is preferred that applicants have capital litigation experience in direct appeal, state postconviction or federal habeas corpus proceedings. Other related experience may be considered.

Applicants must be team-oriented, exhibit strong writing skills and a commitment to criminal defense for those facing the death penalty. Heavy and extended travel is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and education and is equivalent to salaries for Assistant U.S. Attorneys with similar experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit to an FBI “name check” and IRS “tax check” procedure. A background security investigation is required for all new hires. This is a non-executive high sensitive position that requires you to be fingerprinted, photographed, and complete appropriate security paperwork. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing experience and a resume. References and writing samples will be required from candidates selected for an interview. Also, fill out application posted at www.fpdaz.org click “employment.” An offer and appointment will be contingent upon funding.

No telephone calls. Submit applications to:
CHU Administrator
Office of the Federal Public Defender
850 West Adams Street, Suite 201
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

THE OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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