PUBLIC DEFENDER

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Job location
451 Government Way
P O Box 9000
Coeur d Alene, ID 83816
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Kootenai County
Street address: 
451 Government Way
City: 
Coeur d Alene
State: 
Idaho
ZIP: 
83816
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

KOOTENAI COUNTY SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL TO BECOME:
PUBLIC DEFENDER
Public Defender’s Office
Salary: $99,665.28/Yr
Closes: May 5, 2017 at 5pm (pst)

JOIN OUR AMAZING ORGANIZATION LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL NORTH IDAHO

"The law office of the Kootenai County Public Defender is a family of legal professionals that believes in the rule of law, due process and dignity for all."

INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET:
• ONLINE APPLICATION
• COVER LETTER
• RESUME
• TRANSCRIPTS
• CERTIFICATIONS

ABOUT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER: Located in beautiful North Idaho, the Kootenai County Public Defender’s Office serves to provide effective representation to indigent persons in serious criminal, mental health, juvenile, and abuse/neglect cases within Kootenai County.

The Public Defender’s Office is responsible for arguing preliminary motions in court, conducting criminal investigations, interviewing witnesses and clients, preparing cases for trial, negotiating plea agreements, trying cases in front of juries and judges, and arguing post-trial motions.

Requirements: 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, a Juris-doctorate degree, and be a member in good standing with the Idaho State Bar with substantial experience as an attorney.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have successfully passed the Idaho State Bar examination and be licensed to practice as an attorney in good standing in the State of Idaho. Idaho Supreme Court requirements for defense representation in capital case preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to work as required including evenings, weekends and on-call.
Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check and a mandatory pre-employment drug test.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to continue to represent individuals regardless of their social status or perceived innocence or guilt. Deals with individuals who are incompetent, mentally unstable, and potentially violent. Thorough knowledge of crime elements, procedures of search and seizure, chain of custody, methods of legal research, and rights of the individual involved in criminal legal proceedings is required.

To apply: 

TO APPLY: Go to our website http://www.kcgov.us/departments/personnel/joblist.asp and click on “click here to view postings and apply.” Next create an online applicant account and follow the prompts. A pre-employment drug test is required for all positions.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Veteran's Preference / Drug Free Workplace

Notes: 
Kootenai County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace • A pre-employment drug test is required for all positions • Kootenai County will grant a preference to employment of Veterans of the United States Armed Services in accordance with provisions of Idaho Code 65-502 and 65-504. • Applicants who need accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process may request the accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department. •
Salary range: 
$99,665.00/Year
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017