CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT RESOURCE COUNSEL
The Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of Washington is hiring for the
newly created position of Criminal Justice Act Resource Counsel (CJARC) to serve the
Western District of Washington Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel. This is a half-time position
and will work within and be under the umbrella of the Federal Public Defender CJA Unit.
The CJA Resource Counsel will be responsible for reasonableness review and recommendation
with respect to (1) CJA vouchers above a threshold amount as determined by the Court in
conjunction with the Federal Defender, (2) expert and other CJA case-related service requests,
and (3) requests for interim billing. The CJARC, along with the Federal Defender, will develop
and administer continuing legal education (CLE) training for attorneys serving on the district
CJA panel. The CJARC will also be responsible for additional CJA panel responsibilities which
can be managed within the constraints of a part-time position.
Requirements: All applicants must be members in good standing of a state bar. Applicants
must (1) have an established working knowledge and demonstrated aptitude of federal criminal
law, (2) have at least five years’ experience practicing federal criminal defense, (3) have
significant experience working under the Criminal Justice Act, (4) have proficient data
management and automation skills, and (5) be a self-starter with a reputation for a positive
work ethic, personal and professional integrity, and an ability to work well with the Court, the
Defender Services Office, and members of the CJA panel. There is a preference for applicants
who have substantial experience practicing and billing under the Criminal Justice Act.
Salary: This will be a part-time position. Salary will be based on the Federal Defender Pay Plan
for graded employees. Full-time pay range starts at $54,869 to $131,519 commensurate with
education and experience. Compensation includes federal government benefits including
healthcare (on a prorated basis), paid vacation and sick leave (based on part-time accrual), and
holidays. Salary is paid biweekly only by direct deposit.
Qualifications: To qualify, an applicant must be a US citizen or a documented alien who meets
the criteria for employment in the Judiciary. See http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/searchjudiciary-
Applications: Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two
work references (including names, addresses, and telephone numbers) no later than April 22,
Applications may only be submitted by email to:
Federal Public Defender
Attn: Human Resources
NO TELEPHONE OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE.
The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the work place.