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Federal Public Defender Western District of Washington Seeks Procurement Administrator
July 23, 2021 | Alison Pagan

ANNOUNCED: July 20, 2021
CLOSES: Open until filled (Priority given to applications received by August 15, 2021)

The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington (FPD) is accepting applications for a full-time Procurement Administrator. The Procurement Administrator will provide services for our clients charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This position will provide an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding environment.

The FPD is a law office that provides legal representation to persons charged with committing federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney. We are appointed to represent accused persons pre-charge, upon arrest, and through completion of all appeals and federal habeas corpus review. The FPD operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act and by appointment from the Court.
We aspire to create an environment of mutual respect and collaboration, and to cultivate a culture of acceptance and connectedness that honors the diverse backgrounds of the people we represent. We work together to uphold every person’s right to be presumed innocent and to receive a fair sentence if convicted. We provide a vigorous defense at trial and, if our client is convicted, at sentencing and on appeal. We advocate for humane sentences by developing mitigation evidence and presenting judges with fully developed views of our clients and their lives, not merely their charges.

The Procurement Administrator (PA) provides assistance and advice to the Defender and/or Administrative Officer in matters of property and procurement. General areas of responsibility include: acquisition, maintenance and inventory of furnishings, supplies, library materials and equipment; management of property and procurement activities; relocation and construction project management; and staff training in procurement issues.

For more information, including how to apply, click here: Procurement Administrator Job Announcement