Office of Defender Services

Welcome to the employment page. Here you will find vacancy announcements for positions in Federal Public Defender Offices, Federal Community Defender Offices, and other select positions related to the Criminal Justice Act. Click on the position name for a detailed position description in PDF.

Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list of every available vacancy within the Federal Defender system. Please be aware that the Training Branch is not involved in the hiring process for any federal defender position; inquiries regarding the status of such positions should be directed to the office in which the position is located.

To post a vacancy announcement please complete our employment vacancy announcement form. Please note that you will be asked to upload a PDF version of your announcement; no other file formats will be permitted. Questions regarding this page should be directed to




Position Employer Location Closing Date
VISTING FEDERAL DEFENDER PROGRAM United States Sentencing Commission Washington, District of Columbia

When Filled
FIRST CIRCUIT (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico)
SECOND CIRCUIT (Connecticut, New York, Vermont)
THIRD CIRCUIT (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virgin Islands)
FOURTH CIRCUIT (Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virgina, West Virgina)
FIFTH CIRCUIT (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
SIXTH CIRCUIT (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee)
SEVENTH CIRCUIT (Ilinois,Wisconsin, Indiana)
EIGHTH CIRCUIT (Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)
NINTH CIRCUIT (Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington)
TENTH CIRCUIT (Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming)
ELEVENTH CIRCUIT (Alabama, Florida, Georgia)