Douglas County Government – Assistant Public Defender for State Court

The Douglas County Government is looking to hire an Assistant Public Defender. 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: $64,217.40 annually, plus full benefits package.
How to apply: Submit an online application through the Douglas County Career Portal at: We do not accept paper applications, emailed applications or faxed applications. We only accept applications for open positions, and you must apply online in order to be considered for a position. Resumes may be attached, but a resume without a completed application will not be considered.

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