County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Chief Deputy Public Defender

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on February 2, 2019

Chief Deputy Public Defender

$11,621 - $14,126/Month 

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Significant legal experience subsequent to membership in the State Bar of California that directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, five years of legal experience practicing criminal law as a licensed attorney with emphasis upon the preparation and trial of felony cases, including the equivalent of two years of experience at the level Deputy Public Defender IV with Sonoma County.

License: Current active membership in the State Bar of California. Possession of a valid California driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: the duties, powers, limitations, and authorities of the Office of the Public Defender; the principles of criminal law, principles of trial procedure, and rules of evidence; legal research methods and judicial procedures; the statutory and constitutional laws of the State of California.

Considerable knowledge of: effective supervisory techniques; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition.

Ability to: research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to complex legal problems; plan, assign, coordinate and review the work of subordinate professional and support personnel; effectively orient, train, supervise and evaluate subordinate departmental personnel; prepare and present statements of law, fact and argument clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form in all legal matters; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, departmental representatives, county officials, the courts, law enforcement agency officials, and the general public; understand and accept differences in human behavior, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.