Details for FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER DISTRICTS OF NOR

POSITION VACANCY
ANNOUNCEMENT
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
DISTRICTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is accepting applications [under authority of 18 U.S.C. 3006A(g)(2)(A)] from all qualified persons for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Districts of North and South Dakota headquartered in
Pierre. The term of appointment is four years; annual salary at an amount not to
exceed the salary of the U.S. Attorney for the district, currently $166,500. The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable
to afford counsel. An applicant must be/have been: (1) admitted to practice before
the highest court of at least one state; (2) a member in good standing of every other
state bar of which he/she is a member; (3) a minimum of five years criminal practice,
preferably with significant criminal trial experience; (4) administrative expertise; (5)
reputation for integrity; and (6) a commitment to the representation of those unable
to afford counsel. Federal Public Defenders may not engage in the private practice
of law and are subject to judiciary financial disclosure requirements. A background
investigation is required.
Application forms may be obtained on line or in hard copy from the Clerk of the U.S.
District Court in the District of North Dakota at www.ndd.uscourts.gov, Clerk of the
U.S. District Court in the District of South Dakota at www.sdd.uscourts.gov, or Circuit
Executive=s Office in St. Louis, Missouri by e-mail at CE8employment@ca8.uscourts.
gov or by phone 314-244-2600. Applications should be submitted only by the applicant personally and should indicate the applicant’s willingness to serve if selected.
Applications should be submitted to Ms. Millie B. Adams, Circuit Executive, 111 South
10th Street, Suite 26.325, St. Louis, Missouri 63102-1116, and must be received by
July 1, 2019. The U.S. Courts are equal opportunity employers.

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