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Employment Opportunities

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.

Assistant Public Defender - Greenwood County

The 8th Judicial Circuit is comprised of 4 counties: Newberry, Greenwood, Laurens, and Abbeville. Our Greenwood County Public Defender's Office has an opening for an experienced attorney to fill our full-time Assistant Public Defender position. Job duties and responsibilities include maintaining a caseload of both misdemeanors and felonies, going to the jail to visit clients, and being in the courtroom for pleas, bonds, and jury trials. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, be a quick study, and be driven to the cause of the mission of indigent defense. This position offers excellent full benefits.  Interested applicants should email their resume and references to Circuit Defender, Chelsea McNeill, at The deadline to apply is February 26, 2021, with an expected start date of March 1, 2021, if not sooner.