Employment

Computer Systems Administrator

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of MA/NH/RI (FPDO) is accepting applications for the position of Computer Systems Administrator (CSA). This position will be located in our Boston, MA office, and will provide support for the Boston office and our branch offices located in Concord, NH and Providence, RI.

The CSA provides management, administration, technical end-user support, and training for all computer operations of the FPDO. System applications include Office productivity suite, case and financial management, networking, litigation support, and telecommunication functions. The CSA tests and performs routine upgrades of hardware and software, develops equipment upgrade schedules, and assists with the evaluation, recommendation, and procurement of network hardware, office IT equipment, and related software. The CSA is responsible for maintaining technical and user documentation for all assigned systems/applications, coordinating all IT support services necessary for the successful operation of systems and ensuring integrity and safety of office data. The CSA provides consultation and support to staff attorneys, investigators, and paralegals in all phases of electronic or other discovery management. The CSA’s network security responsibilities include management of network firewall, developing procedures for user and visitor access, backup routines, disaster recovery, inventory control, and virus and spyware protection measures. The CSA supervises one Assistant Computer Systems Administrators. Together, they support a total of 51 employees.

At least five years of specialized experience with PC’s and networking in a Windows Active Directory environment, consisting of Windows 10 and Windows 2008R2/2016 servers, are required. Must have excellent troubleshooting and communication skills (both written and oral). Experience with MS Office suite, including Outlook email, mobile email access, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Symantec Backup Exec, and VMWare or Hyper-V virtualization platform preferred. A bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information management, or a related field is preferred. Experience with law-office IT and litigation-support tools is highly desirable. All education, experience, training and certifications will be verified. The individual must also frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. As frequent travel to branch offices is required, applicants should have reliable transportation. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are a must. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualified persons are encouraged to apply by forwarding a cover letter and resume, including 3 references to HRBoston@fd.org, Attn: CSA. Federal benefits apply. Selected candidate will be subject to and retention depends on a successful high-sensitive level background investigation and FBI fingerprint check. This position will remain open until filled.

Assistant Computer Systems Administrator

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of MA/NH/RI is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Computer Systems Administrator (ACSA). This position will be located in our Boston, MA office, and will provide support for the Boston office as well as our branch offices located in Concord, NH and Providence, RI.

The ACSA receives technical guidance from the Computer Systems Administrator (CSA) and provides assistance to the CSA in all aspects of the administration of an integrated Windows Service network over a WAN. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering routine computer questions, resolving user hardware and software issues, diagnosing and resolving systems and networking problems, assisting in the training of employees, maintaining technological equipment, and providing litigation support.

Applicants must be a high school graduate and possess 3 years of general experience working in the information technology field and 2 years of specialized experience with computer systems administration. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and a valid driver’s license are required. Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience in litigation support and the ability to train and communicate with computer users at all levels. Preference will also be given to applicants with experience in networking in a Windows Active Directory environment, consisting of Windows 10 and Windows 2008R2/2016 servers, MS Office suite, including Outlook email, mobile email access, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Symantec Backup Exec, and VMWare or Hyper-V virtualization platform. Must have excellent troubleshooting and communication skills (both written and oral). Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualified persons are encouraged to apply by forwarding a cover letter and resume, including 3 references, by July 15, 2019 to HRBoston@fd.org, Attn: ACSA. Federal benefits apply. Selected candidate will be subject to and retention depends on a successful high-sensitive level background investigation and FBI fingerprint check.

Research & Writing Attorney

Federal Public Defender Office for the Districts of Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Rhode Island is seeking a Research & Writing Attorney. This position involves writing briefs and complex motions. Strong analytical, research, and writing skills essential. Familiarity with criminal law preferred.

Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter by August 12, 2019, to Federal Defender Office, Attn.: R&W Vacancy, 51 Sleeper Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02210, or email with subject line: R&W to HRBoston@fd.org.

Assistant Federal Public Defender

Federal Public Defender Office for the Districts of Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Rhode Island is seeking an experienced trial attorney for its office located in Boston, MA. This position requires a minimum of several years of trial experience; first-rate analytical and writing skills; and an ability to manage a caseload of serious federal crimes. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter by August 12, 2019, to Federal Public Defender Office, Attn.: AFPD Ad, 51 Sleeper Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02210, or by email with the subject line: AFPD to HRBoston@fd.org.

Note that more than one Assistant Federal Public Defender position may be filled from this posting.

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