Job Postings1/19/2018: Various Positions Open at the Colorado Office of Attorney General / Department of Law
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State. The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Please visit their website for more information.
1/19/2018: Colorado State Director, The Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society will be hiring a State Director to lead its work in Colorado. The Colorado State Director will be a highly collaborative, seasoned campaigner who will design and lead our efforts to build diverse support for protecting our spectacular public lands in Colorado and around the country.
The Wilderness Society is the leading American conservation organization dedicated to protecting our nation’s shared public lands. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
Please see the job announcement for more information.
1/19/2018: Assistant Federal Public Defender - Wyoming Trial, Office of the Federal Public Defender
The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our office. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts.
Job Description: This is full-time position, stationed in our branch office in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Assistant Federal Public Defender provides zealous, professional legal representation, in writing and at court hearings, in all stages of federal criminal proceedings pending in the District of Wyoming. Duties include the investigation and defense of complex and diverse federal cases, comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation. While our AFPDs are solely responsible for most cases, our office culture is one of collaborative teamwork.
Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.
The successful applicant will have at least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense, preferably in federal court. Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, previous work with scientific expert witnesses (including challenges and examinations), dispositive motions practice, and management of voluminous discovery. A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential. Superior research and writing and oral advocacy skills are required. Extensive driving, largely within the District of Wyoming and between our Casper and Cheyenne courts, is required. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Salary and Benefits: This is an “Excepted Appointment” full-time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit.
How to Apply: Apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is your own work. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
Applications should be sent to: Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer
Office of the Federal Public Defender
633 17th Street, Ste. #1000
Denver CO 80202
At least one interview will be conducted in person. Cost of travel is incurred by the applicant. All positions are subject to the availability of funds. Posted January 8, 2018 -- open until filled.
The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.