Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Assistant Public Defender - Douglas County Government

Douglas County Government

Location: Douglasville, GA

Deadline: Open until filled

Salary: $56,827.06, plus full benefits package

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender for State Court

Assistant Public Defender for State Court - Douglas County Government

This is a full-time contract position.

This is professional legal work assisting the Public Defender in providing legal defense of indigents in state court and providing the constitutional guarantee of the right to counsel. The incumbent will investigate indigent defendants’ cases in preparation for disposition by the court.


Graduate from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree in Law; Member of the Georgia State Bar; Must have and maintain a valid United States Driver's License (Class C), a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR) and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; If assigned job duties, require the use of a vehicle; Minimum 21 years of age.

Employment is contingent on passing a mandatory Physical/Drug Screen/MVR and Background Investigation.

Salary: $56,827.06 annual, plus full benefits package 

How to apply:

Georgia Public Defender Council applicants, please note: This job ad is only active if the Assistant Public Defender position is posted on the Douglas County website.  Please visit our website at

We don’t accept paper applications, emailed applications or faxed applications. 

Resumes may be attached, but a resume without a completed application will not be considered.

Contact Human Resources

Human Resources Manager
104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440
Toll Free: (800) 676-4432