County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Deputy Public Defender III - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on November 10, 2018

Deputy Public Defender III - Bilingual (English/Spanish) $109,073 - $132,553 Annually

Working at the County of Sonoma offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,702 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
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • 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
The Deputy Public Defender III performs complex legal defense work involving detailed knowledge of the law and court procedures for areas such as misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile delinquency, family support, and mental health cases.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • The ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish and English
  • Extensive trial experience defending criminal cases
  • A thorough working knowledge of defense theories, investigation, and trial tactics
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills
  • Experience researching, writing, and arguing motions and writs
  • The desire to work in a collaborative environment

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