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651 Pine St.
Martinez, CA 94553
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Contra Costa County
Job type: 
Law School/Clinic Faculty
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. The Public Defender's Office staff at every level is dedicated to only one purpose: to provide excellent legal services to our clients. Working together as a team with a positive attorney-client relationship we can assure the most effective representation.

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).

To read the complete job description, please visit the website,

The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Tentative Oral Exam: June 23, 2017


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: 

Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, June 2, 2017