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Circuit Public Defender - Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit

State Level Position

Location: Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit

Salary:  $105,526.00 annually

Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Ocmulgee Circuit Public Defender Supervisory Committee is accepting résumés for the position of Circuit Public Defender.

The Ocmulgee Circuit Public Defender's Office provides representation to indigent persons who are charged with crimes in Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkinson Counties.

State salary is $105,526 annually, not including any potential county-paid supplement.

Job Description, Responsibilities, & Qualifications:

Job Description: Serves as the Circuit office head, reports to the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council. The Circuit Public Defender will make key decisions regarding the management of the Circuit, its budget, its staff, and its cases.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Supervising and managing budgets and multiple offices. Supervising and mentoring Assistant Public Defenders, investigators, paraprofessionals, clerical assistants, and independent contractors. Establish a method for identifying conflicts of interest at the earliest possible opportunity.

Performance Standards:

      • Appropriate use of state and local funds
      • Proper management of state and local budgets
      • Accurate reports of caseload by type, including conflict cases
      • Accurate reports of state and local budgets and expenditures
      • Ethical, zealous, individualized representation of each client entitled to the services of the Circuit Public Defender Office

Minimum Qualifications: Under OCGA § 17-12-21, to be eligible to fill the position of circuit public defender, a person must:

      • Have attained the age of 25 years;
      • Have been duly admitted and licensed to practice law in the superior courts for at least three years;
      • Be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia; and
      • If previously disbarred from the practice of law, have been reinstated as provided by law.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates for the position of circuit public defender should possess:

      • A strong, demonstrable interest in the effective defense of indigent people accused of crimes;
      • Sufficient experience in the defense of criminal cases (or equivalent trial experience) to permit the candidate to evaluate the qualifications of the Assistant Public Defenders employed in the Circuit and to train or assist in the training of less-experienced public defenders;
      • Experience as lead counsel in the defense of a person accused of a crime in at least ten felony cases tried to completion before a jury, at least two of which involved potential sentences of life in prison;
      • Leadership skills and the ability to oversee the management of a Circuit Public Defender office and insure that Standards and Guidelines implemented by GPDC are consistently met or exceeded throughout the circuit; and
      • The ability to establish and maintain sound fiscal policy and practice, supervise attorneys and other staff, communicate well with other participants in the criminal justice system, as well as with local government representatives.

Not later than June 30, 2017, all interested applicants should submit cover letter, résumé, a completed Panel Application Form, and the State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application to:

ocmulgeepanel@gapublicdefender.org

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Supervisory Panel Chair c/o GPDC 104 Marietta Street NW Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30303



Georgia Appellate Practice and Educational Resource Center (Georgia Resource Center)

Experienced Capital Habeas Attorney Position Available

The Georgia Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law office established in 1988 to provide free, high quality representation to indigent death-sentenced Georgia prisoners in state and federal habeas corpus proceedings challenging their capital convictions and death sentences.

Role and Responsibilities

As part of the defense team, the attorney will undertake all aspects of state and federal habeas corpus litigation and clemency proceedings, including: identifying habeas issues and related investigative and expert needs, conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and briefs; working with investigators and experts; conducting investigations and depositions; preparing expert and lay witnesses for and presenting evidence at state evidentiary hearings; appearing in court for other hearings and oral argument; and providing legal and investigative assistance to pro bono attorneys.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • A minimum of three years of litigation experience and an ability to immediately assume an active caseload.
  • Post-conviction, appellate, and/or capital legal experience is preferred.  The ideal candidate would have experience litigating both guilt and penalty phase issues and would be able to hit the ground running.
  • Knowledge of legal issues involving mitigation topics such as mental illness, intellectual disability, and trauma.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to indigent defense and sensitivity to the influence of class and race factors on the criminal justice system. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with death-sentenced clients and their families.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a variety of tasks.
  • Member of the Georgia Bar or willing to seek admission at the earliest opportunity.
  • Limited travel is required.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience, within the scope of Georgia Resource Center’s public interest salary capacity.  Benefits include but are not limited to 100% premium paid health, dental, vision insurance. 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, professional references and brief writing sample to Mary Shellman at grc@garesource.orgApplication deadline: June 30, 2017.

     The Georgia Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Georgia Appellate Practice and Educational Resource Center (Georgia Resource Center)

Capital Habeas Attorney Position Available

The Georgia Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law office established in 1988 to provide free, high quality representation to indigent death-sentenced Georgia prisoners in state and federal habeas corpus proceedings challenging their capital convictions and death sentences.

Role and Responsibilities

As part of the defense team, the attorney will undertake all aspects of state and federal habeas corpus litigation and clemency proceedings, including: identifying habeas issues and related investigative and expert needs, conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and briefs; working with investigators and experts; conducting investigations and depositions; preparing expert and lay witnesses for and presenting evidence at state evidentiary hearings; appearing in court for other hearings and oral argument; and providing legal and investigative assistance to pro bono attorneys.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Internships/Externships demonstrating a commitment to public interest law.
  • Post-conviction, appellate, and/or capital legal experience is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of legal issues involving mitigation topics such as mental illness, intellectual disability, and trauma.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to indigent defense and sensitivity to the influence of class and race factors on the criminal justice system. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with death-sentenced clients and their families.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a variety of tasks.
  • Member of the Georgia Bar or willing to seek admission at the earliest opportunity.
  • Limited travel is required.

Salary & Commitment

A three year commitment is requested.  Salary commensurate with experience, within the scope of Georgia Resource Center’s public interest salary capacity.  Benefits include but are not limited to 100% premium paid health, dental, vision insurance. 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, professional references and brief writing sample to Mary Shellman at grc@garesource.orgApplication deadline: Position will remain open until filled.  



Director of Public Defense

Thurston County is seeking a progressive and innovative leader to serve as its next Director of Public Defense.  Are you an exceptional leader, manager, relationship builder and educator who is familiar with issues, opportunities, and challenges associated with public defense?  If so, please take a closer look at our job opportunity by searching Thurston County jobs in Olympia Washington jobs or link Director of PD.


Assistant Public Defender- Cordele Judicial Circuit

Position:       Assistant Public Defender

Location:      Cordele Judicial Circuit

Deadline:     Open until filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

Assistant Public Defender II

The Cordele Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for Assistant Public Defender I or Assistant Public Defender II. The Circuit consists of Crisp, Dooly, Ben Hill, and Wilcox counties. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position and must be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to indigent defense. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to Tracy J. Mullis at:

tmullis@gapublicdefender.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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