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651 Pine St
2nd Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Contra Costa County
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office is seeking candidates to fill vacancies for Deputy Public Defender II. Incumbents in this classification provide legal counsel and representation to indigents charged with a criminal offense and also represents juveniles in Juvenile Court.

The Public Defender’s Office has over 60 attorneys serving the Consolidated Courts of Contra Costa County which have a total of 45 departments. In addition to the main and alternate offices in Martinez, a branch office is located in Richmond.

As attorneys gain trial experience, promotional opportunities exist, to the class of Deputy Public Defender III (25TB) ($9,881 - $12,010) and Deputy Public Defender IV (25TA) ($10,903 - $13,253).


License Required: Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License will be accepted during the application process.

Registration: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Experience: One (1) year of full time experience as a Deputy Public Defender in a Public Defender’s Office.

To apply: 

1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and attach the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted.

A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to fill out a Conviction History form. Please note that the Conviction History Form should only be submitted when requested.
Salary range: 
$7,533 - $9,157
Submission deadline: 
Friday, August 5, 2016