Public Announcement - US Magistrate Judge Vacancy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

There will soon be one (1) full-time United States Magistrate Judge position vacancy at the Central Islip Courthouse of the Eastern District of New York located at 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging, and will include: (1) conduct of preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and (5) assignment of additional duties not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States.

A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other residents of the district will review all applications and recommend in confidence to the judges of the district court the five (5) persons it considers best qualified. The Court will make the appointment following an FBI and IRS investigation of the appointee. The salary of the position is now $183,172.00 per annum. The term of office is eight years.

Please note that the application form can be accessed on-line at Application forms may also be obtained from the Clerk of Court at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York 11201, (718) 613-2270. Applications must be personally prepared by potential candidates and must be received no later than January 13, 2014.

See the attached Public Notice for full details.

UPDATE: The application period has been extended until February 28th, 2014. See the Administrative Order for details.