City of Olympia Contract Public Defender

CITY OF OLYMPIA invites applications for the position of:  Contract Public Defender

SALARY: $5,000 per month
OPENING DATE: 09/20/16
CLOSING DATE: 10/11/16 11:59 PM
The City of Olympia is accepting applications for a contract public defender to represent indigent defendants in the Olympia Municipal Court. The position offered is a 300 case credit max position, with an opportunity to carry a caseload, appear on the out of custody arraignment calendar, and assist with community court.  Designated maximum credits may be negotiated upon hire so as to meet individual caseload standards. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association with a minimum of five years criminal defense experience. Experience handling public defense cases is preferred. Contract period runs from December 7th, 2016 to December 31st, 2017, with a possible option to renew. The flat rate monthly compensation is anticipated to be based on the following scale: 300 case credits/year=$5000/month.  Public defender must be able to meet caseload standards and quarterly certification. Public defenders work closely with the Public Defense Coordinator. Caseload tracking and reporting to the city is required.Cover letter, resume, and 3 references must be received no later than Tuesday, October 11th, 2016.

Applicants will be notified of interviews by Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Interviews will take place the week of October 17th, 2016

Mail to: Attn: Diane Whaley, Public Defense Coordinator, City of Olympia, PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98507

For questions please call Diane Whaley, Public Defense Coordinator, at 360-753-8057

In order to participate in the recruitment process, accommodations for people with disabilities may be made by contacting Human Resources at (360) 753-8442.The City of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.olympiawa.govPO Box 1967
Olympia, WA 98506
Position # 1600075



Heather LigtenbergCity of Olympia Contract Public Defender