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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 for other employment opportunities at the state level.


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Jobs with SCCID

To see a list of positions currently available with the Office of Indigent Defense, the Office of Appellate Defense, and the Capital Division, and to apply,  CLICK HERE.

Investigator (Anderson County)




The Anderson County Public Defender Office is now accepting applications for the position of Investigator. We are an office of 7 attorneys and 8 support staff. We handle every aspect of indigent criminal defense from juvenile delinquency to murder. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated dedication to indigent defense, be a self-motivated individual to perform investigation, and have the ability to work independently managing an active caseload while simultaneously working with a team of dedicated Public Defenders focused on client-centered representation. Our office is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment. We firmly believe that continuing to build a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our indigent clientele who come to us with diverse needs, backgrounds and ethnicities and abilities will yield better results for our clients and our office.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists attorneys in preparation and presentations for trial, including exhibits.
  • Conduct interviews with incarcerated and non-incarcerated clients and witnesses.
  • Communicate with attorneys and clients concerning necessary investigative tasks.
  • Photograph clients’ injuries in the office or in custody.
  • Locate and contact individuals to obtain information pertaining to the case, i.e. witnesses, other suspects, family members, employers, etc.
  • Serve subpoenas, takes photographs and measurements of crime scenes, gather and organize records and other documents; records can include, but are not limited to, the following: medical, birth, employment, fingerprint cards, criminal extracts, arrest photos, etc.
  • Conduct investigations via searching various social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tango, etc.).
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, save, forward, preserve and otherwise secure information obtained on social media sites (supporting threads, messages, videos and conversations, etc.) related to criminal cases which may be used as evidence in court proceedings.
  • Access and review client cellular phone accounts, review incoming and outgoing call logs and messaging programs, and secure (screenshot, copy and/or forward) messages and case relative conversations and threads as evidence.
  • Travel to neighborhood businesses to ascertain availability of video equipment and recordings; when videos are available, review videos, download, transfer and/or copy to flash drive.
  • Prepare and completereports of interviews and findings as well as timelines; reports must be clear, concise and grammatically correct.
  • Testify in court proceedings/hearings.
  • Meet regularly with attorneys on the defense team and attends training and seminars, and perform special assignments as needed.





10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office


Anderson, SC
United States


Depending on experience

Posting Start Date:

Date Posted:

May 17, 2019


  • Must be high school graduate or equivalent; Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, preferred.
  • Ability to independently investigate and pursue leads to their logical conclusion.
  • Must possess knowledge of pertaining to principles and techniques of investigation.
  • Must possess interview skills
  • Ability to read and understand case files.
  • Familiar with video equipment, and possess the ability to transfer or copy audio/video files from video equipment and make copies to disk or flash drive.
  • Ability to recognize inconsistencies/discrepancies indicated in case files and information.
  • Ability to use internet search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yellow/White Pages online) to obtain information.
  • Ability to understand the intricacies of social media and use information obtained to develop and/or support client defenses.
  • Ability to review, interpret and produce (duplicate records/reports) of records and conversations conducted using medial such as text messages, chatrooms, blogs, etc.
  • Ability to effectively interact with staff members, clients, witnesses and other agencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work for and with indigent clients.
  • Commitment to working as a member of team striving to provide the best representation to our clients.
  • Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a current registered vehicle.