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From time to time positions are available for public defenders at the county level, appellate level, and other administrative personnel. Internships and fellowships are also available periodically. Below are current job openings with SCCID and some related positions elsewhere within South Carolina.

Not all job opportunities are listed here, however. Be sure to check various county websites for any jobs near you, as public defender and support staff positions are posted at the county level. You should also check the South Carolina state jobs site at ww.jobs.sc.gov for other employment opportunities at the state level.

 

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Assistant Public Defender (Full-time) (Chesterfield County Office)

04.11.2018

 

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Position:                            Assistant Public Defender (Full-time)

Location:                          Chesterfield County Office

Application Deadline:     June 29, 2018 5:00PM

 

The 4th Circuit Public Defender’s Office is accepting applications for a

full-time Assistant Public Defender. The 4th Circuit Public Defender’s

Office was created by the Indigent Defense Act of 2007, to provide

representation of indigent defendants charged with crimes in

Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro counties of South

Carolina.

 

Job Description and Qualifications: The Assistant Public Defender (APD) will provide every aspect of legal representation to persons charged with a state crime and who, because of indigence, cannot obtain counsel to represent them. Duties of the APD include trials and court hearings, client and witness interviews, investigation, analysis of strength of cases, develops mitigation and defenses, case negotiation, community outreach and related job duties as assigned by a supervisor.

 

Candidate must:

* Be a member of the SC Bar, in good standing

* Completed all SC Rule 403 requirements

* Possess proficient computer skills

* Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

* Be able to conduct legal research and possess ability to analyze cases and legal opinions

* Have a strong work ethic and be committed to the service of public defense

* Be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States

 

Salary and Benefits: $40,000 (Full Benefits)

 

Application Information: Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest/cover letter and resume, by email (in PDF format) or standard mail to:

 

Nathan R. Scales

4th Circuit Public Defender Office

122 N. MacArthur Avenue

Dillon, South Carolina 29536

Email: circuit4pdscales@att.net

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 5:00 PM EST,

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018.

 

The 4th Circuit Public Defender’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Assistant Public Defender Position

 

Announcement date: April, 2018