The Sentencing Resource Counsel Project (SRC) provides advice to support the Federal Defender Sentencing Guidelines Committee in developing and conveying the collective views and comments of the federal defenders to the U.S. Sentencing Commission as required by 28 U.S.C. §994(o). SRC formulates sentencing policy with the Defenders Guidelines Committee and the Defenders Legislative Committee, interacts with the Commission and other agencies and organizations, facilitates communication between committees and federal defenders, and provides sentencing litigation support. SRC tracks emerging sentencing issues, circuit splits, and other issues that arise relevant to sentencing, including probation practices, pending legislation, and developments in social science. SRC also provides training assistance related to federal sentencing law, policy, and practice.
The Job. SRC is a highly-collaborative, mission-based project. A clearly demonstrated aptitude for excellence in federal sentencing practice and policy, commitment to indigent defense, and reputation
for personal integrity are required for this position. Though each team member possesses broad knowledge of federal sentencing issues, the selected candidate will serve as a point person for litigation issues. The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and outside organizations is required.
Requirements
You must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school and have admission and good standing in a state bar; (2) have extensive experience in federal sentencing as well as thorough familiarity with federal sentencing policy; (3) have excellent research and writing skills, good communication skills, and the ability to work independently from a remote work site. You must be able to travel, as it is a necessary part of the job. Experience providing legal training, particularly on federal sentencing, is preferred. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check.
Job Contact
valerie Duckett