The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio to fill the vacancy created on appointment of The Honorable Michael J. Newman to be a District Judge. The official location of the position will be Dayton, Ohio. The appointment term is eight (8) years.
The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and will include:
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO:
The Southern District of Ohio covers a broad geographic area encompassing forty-eight urban and rural counties from an imaginary line just north of Columbus south to the Ohio River. The District is comprised of over 260 individuals including twenty-four Judicial Officers, Chambers Staff, the Clerk’s Office staff, the U.S. Probation Office’s staff and U.S. Pretrial Services Office’s staff; located in the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton Courthouses.
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Conditions of Employment:
A Merit Selection Panel comprised of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the Judges of the District Court, in confidence, those persons it considers best qualified. The Court will review the recommendations and make the final decision.
A commitment to public service is essential.
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The applicant selected will be subject to an FBI background check and continued employment contingent upon favorable suitability determination. A negative finding from the background check may result in termination of employment.
Employees are subject to the Judicial Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees.
All information provided by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission(s) of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.
The individual selected must comply with the financial disclosure requirements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-521, 92 Stat. 1824 (1978) (codified at 5 U.S.C. app. §§ 101-111).
The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages.
Qualified persons interested in being considered for this position must submit one (1) disk/CD/flash drive with a single PDF copy; a cover letter (include vacancy announcement number, 20-24 Magistrate Judge, and specify qualifications in relation to the position), the magistrate judge application form (available on the court website), a resume, letters of recommendation (limit 3), and supporting documents to:
Merit Selection Panel
c/o District Court Clerk’s Office
Potter Stewart Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street, Room 103
Cincinnati, OH 45202
In your cover letter or as a separate document please answer the following questions (If yes, please describe):
1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
2. Have you ever been sued?
3. Have you ever failed to file federal or state income tax returns?
4. Are you now, or have you ever been, delinquent in the payment of taxes?
5. Have you ever been the subject of a contempt proceeding?
6. Have you ever been the subject of Rule 11 sanctions?
7. Have you ever been investigated by any court-appointed person or committee with respect to any question of ethics?
8. Have you ever been the subject of a Bar disciplinary proceeding?
If you fail to provide the required documents, your application package will be considered incomplete and will not be considered any further.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. The District reserves the right to amend or withdraw any announcement without written notice to applicants. The District reserves the right to conduct interviews at any time prior to or after the closing date for receipt of applications. Only applicants selected to receive an interview will be notified by phone or e-mail.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity in the workplace.
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