County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Chief Deputy Public Defender

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on June 8, 2019

Chief Deputy Public Defender $11,621 - $14,126/Monthly

The Chief Deputy Public Defender is a management position that provides oversight to staff and operational functions within the Public Defender's office. The Chief Deputy Public Defender handles the most complex legal work, assists in general office management, and develops department policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will lead, supervise, and motivate staff and possess:

  • Extensive trial experience
  • Genuine interest in helping other attorneys with their cases by sharing his/her knowledge of defense theories, investigation strategies, and trial tactics
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • The ability to work directly with the Public Defender on management issues
  • Desire and aptitude to represent the Office in the community and to work collaboratively with criminal justice stakeholders

Working at the Public Defender's Office offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.