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