The Federal Public Defender
Company: Assistant Federal Public Defender
Posted on: February 9, 2020
Location: McAllen, Texas, , United StatesPosted:
2020-02-04Position Title: The Federal Public DefenderCompany Name:
Assistant Federal Public DefenderSector: OtherMin Education: Juris
DoctoratePOSITION ANNOUNCEMENT No. 20-04M
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Southern District of Texas
McAllen, TX Division
The Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas, is
accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public
Defender to be stationed in the McAllen, TX office in the trial
division. 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 by
appointment from the court.
Requirements. An Assistant Federal Public Defender must be: (1) a
graduate of an accredited law school, and admitted to practice in
good standing before the highest court of a state; and (2) licensed
to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
Texas by the time of entrance on duty. Three to five years trial
experience. Spanish language proficiency is required for this
position. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background
investigation including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an
IRS tax check.
Duties. The assistant federal public defender will represent
clients charged with federal criminal offenses and clients involved
in other matters covered under the Criminal Justice Act. The
position requires travel for investigation, litigation, and
training. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the
private practice of law.
Selection Criteria. The successful applicant will have an
established capacity or clearly demonstrated aptitude for
excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the
representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for
personal and professional integrity. Applicants must also possess
the ability to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses,
colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as part of their
employment. Experience in handling federal criminal cases is
Salary and Benefits. The salary of an assistant federal public
defender is commensurate with that of an assistant U.S. attorney
with similar qualifications and experience. The position is in the
excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the
competitive Civil Service. The position does include regular
Government employment benefits including health and life insurance,
retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by
Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit).
How to Apply.
Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest
(mentioning announcement number 20-04M), resume, and representative
writing sample. Legal experience should be described in detail.
Send completed application to: Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public
Defender, Southern District of Texas, 440 Louisiana St., Suite
1350, Houston, Texas 77002 or email in PDF format to
For applicants with disabilities, this organization provides
reasonable accommodations, which are decided on a case-by-case
basis. To request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application or interview process, contact Administrative Officer
Laura Dusthimer at (713) 718-4600.
More than one position may be filled with this announcement.
Position announced October 1, 2019; open until filled.
Subject to the availability of funds
The Federal Public Defender is an equal-opportunity employer.
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