POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 22-01

ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER 

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, SC

FULL-TIME POSITION

The Federal Public Defender, District of South Carolina, is accepting applications for the position of AssistantFederal Public Defender, based in the Columbia Office. The Federal Public Defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. §3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases andrelated matters in the federal courts.

Requirements. Applicants are preferred to have at least one year of criminal trial experience and be licensed to practice in the District of South Carolina
The position may require travel throughout the district, some overnight travel, out of district training, irregular work hours, or working weekends and holidays when necessary. 
Applicants must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an IRS tax check and an FBI name and fingerprint check.

Duties.  The Assistant Federal Public Defender represents 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 must have a capacity for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for personal and professionalintegrity. Applicants must also communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court personnel as part of employment. Experience in handling federal criminal cases is preferred. 
All qualified attorneys are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.

Salary.  This is a position with growth potential and is subject to the availability of funds. Salary is by direct deposit.

Submission by electronic PDF format may be sent to: jonathan_freeman@fd.org.  All emailed documents must be in PDF format.  Other electronic forms will not be considered.

Open until filled.

No telephone, fax or e-mail inquiries.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER