Chief Deputy Public Defender

County of Santa Cruz
Until Filled
County of Santa Cruz

ANNUAL SALARY:  $172,224 – 230,838

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  The filing for this position is open until filled. For first round consideration, please apply by Friday, January 14, 2022.

BENEFITS:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Dependent Care Plan, Disability Insurance, Bereavement Leave, Flexible Spending Allowance, H-Care Plan.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:  The ideal candidate is a defender with extensive experience in the litigation and trial of criminal cases at all levels, including high-profile trials. This candidate is qualified by skill and experience to defend capital cases.

In addition to being a fierce courtroom advocate, this attorney should also be committed to restorative justice, holistic defense, and vertical representation.

This candidate is a believer in partnering with clients and their communities to provide authentic, effective, client-centered representation. This attorney seeks out opportunities to teach, train, and mentor defenders at all levels.

Experience in supervision, management, and government administration, including personnel practices are highly desired.

QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of experience in the practice of the law, including two years of administrative work or criminal prosecution and membership in the California State Bar.

APPLY:  For a detailed job description and to apply online


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