U.S. Courts For The District Of Colordo Part-Time Magistrate Judge in Durango, Colorado

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADOPublic Notice Concerning the Appointment of New Part-Time Magistrate JudgeThe Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment ofa part- time United States magistrate judge for the District of Coloradolocated in Durango, Colorado to fill the vacancy that will be created uponthe retirement of Magistrate Judge David West no later than December 31,2018. The term of office is four (4) years. The current annual salary ofthe position is $56,607.The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28U.S.C. '636. In criminal cases, the duties of the part-time MagistrateJudge in Durango are specified in the Western Slope protocol. They include:(1) issuance of search warrants; (2) conducting preliminaryproceedings; (3) presiding over the trial and disposition of misdemeanorcases; and (4) upon reference, hearing and making recommendations onpretrial motions and, upon consent of the parties, conducting change ofplea hearings and giving appropriate advisements in accordance withFed.R.Crim.P.11 in felony cases. In civil cases, the duties of a part-timemagistrate judge include: (1) conducting various pretrial matters andevidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge, and (2)under certain specified conditions, trial and disposition of civil casesupon tTo be qualified, an applicant must:(1) Be, and for the prior five years have been, a member in goodstanding of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District ofColumbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, theCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of theUnit(2) Have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of atleast five years (with some substitutes authorized);(3) Be competent to perform all the duties of the office. This includes,but is not limited to being of good moral character, being emotionallystable and mature. being committed to equal justice under the law, being ingood health, being patient and courteous, and being capable ofdeliberation and decisiveness;(4) Be less than seventy years old; and(5) Not be related to a judge of the district court.A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of thecommunity will review all applications and, in confidence, will recommendthe three best qualified applicants to the District Court. The Court will makethe appointment following an FBI full-field investigation and an IRS tax checkof the applicant selected by the court for appointment. The individualselected must comply with the financial disclosure requirements pursuant tothe Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. app. 4 101-111, asimplemented by the Judicial Conference. Full consideration will be given toall qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age (40 andover), sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or disability.An application form may be obtained from the court's website at:https://www.cod.usCourts.gov/HR/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx(under "District Court" towards bottom of page). Applicants mustsubmit their completed application, a cover letter, and any supportingdocumentation in PDF format by email to:cod_magistratejudge_durangosubmissions@cod.uscourts.govAll materials must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m. MDT) onMay 18, 2018.Applicants may contact Mrs. Louise Wilson, Human Resources Administrator,at 303-335-2490 for questions regarding the application process.All applications and deliberations will be kept confidential. Applicationswill be examined only by members of the merit selection panel and the membersof the court.The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.