Public Defender, Seventh Judicial Circuit (Spartanburg County office)
Under the regular supervision of the Circuit
Public Defender performs intermediate professional work providing legal
services to indigent citizens accused of crimes.
KNOWLEDGE /ABILITIES: Interviews
clients; researches issues of law and evidence; prepares defenses against
criminal prosecutions; appears in court to present defense; prepares and
maintains files and records. Represent indigent clients. Researches issues of law and
evidence; prepares defenses against criminal prosecutions; appears in court to
present defense; prepares and maintains files and records; extensive knowledge
of policies, procedures, methods and activities of the Public Defender
Department. Possess thorough knowledge and expertise in legal matters and criminal law, and the
processes involved in same; extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations
governing the department.
Knowledge in the principles of organization, planning,
development, and implementation of responsibilities as they relate to the
activities of the Assistant Public Defender. Requires extensive knowledge
of the legal system, state laws and court rules. The ability to effectively
communicate with individuals and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds;
using independent judgment and discretion as necessary in providing
assistance and information to the general public. Knows how to perform duties
in a courteous manner and with the utmost integrity in the best interest of the
Able to compile, prepare, review and analyze an assortment of information; ability to effectively
perform required duties and responsibilities under stressful and demanding
conditions. The ability to schedule activities and to
establish certification requirements as they pertain to job responsibilities
and requirement to keep abreast of changing laws and procedures.
Must be able to utilize all levels of functional and situation judgment as
required. Performs related tasks as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Must be physically able to operate various
automated office machines including personal computer, telephone, copier, fax,
etc. Must be physically able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or
constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Requires the
ability to read a variety of documents and reports, and the ability to talk
and/or hear, to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written
REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate of law school of recognized standing
and licensed by State of South Carolina to practice law (Please do not apply if
not currently admitted to the South Carolina Bar); complete 403 requirements.
Experience in criminal defense law is preferred but not required. Basic
computer skills required.
Minimum salary $48,409 -
Applications accepted through November 30, 2016.
May apply on-line at
www.spartanburgcounty.org, and then follow the links to Employment