“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to the assistance of counsel for his defense.” – U.S. Constitution, Amendment VI

State Positions

Please direct employment questions to our Human Resources Manager at 404-795-2440 or 800-676-4432 (toll-free in Georgia).

Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Council
104 Marietta Street
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303

If applying for a position with our agency please follow the instructions listed in the job posting.

You may download the State employment application here. For other state job openings and for more information about employment with the State of Georgia, please visit Careers.ga.gov.

GPDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Position:  Staff Attorney
Location:  Office of the Mental Health Advocate
Georgia Public Defender Council – Atlanta
Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

Job Description and Requirements:

The Office of the Mental Health Advocate is currently seeking a Staff Attorney to work state wide representing individuals found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and Incompetent to Stand Trial. Position requires extensive statewide travel, court hearings, visit clients at mental health hospitals, assist with developing seminars, consult with other attorneys, represent division on committees, collaborate with other agencies, prepare and assist with appeals, etc.

A strong commitment to indigent defense and working with individuals with mental illness is a must. Interested applicants should submit a resume with contact information to Jeffery Lovelace, Office of the Mental Health Advocate, at jlovelace@gapubdef.org , fax to 404-795-2497, or mail to 104 Marietta Street, Suite 200 Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Entry Qualifications:

Completion of a law degree AND License to practice law in the State of Georgia OR Eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination

 

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Anticipated Start Date:    Fall 2016

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender III

The office of the Chattahoochee Circuit Public Defender is currently seeking to fill two Assistant Public Defender III positions.  Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position and must be a current member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to Steve Craft at scraft@columbusga.org .

 

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       LaGrange, GA – Coweta Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Coweta Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking an Assistant Public Defender (Juvenile Court) for their Troup County office in LaGrange.   Applicants must meet the qualifications, have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position, and must be a current member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to:

Dawn Broome at  dbroome@gapublicdefender.org

 

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Position:  Clerk
Location:  Augusta Circuit
Application Deadline: April 30, 2016

Job Description and Requirements:
Clerk I

The Augusta Circuit Public Defender Office is accepting resumes for a Clerk I. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position.  This is a part-time position and the pay rate is $12.00 per hour.  Interested applicants should submit an employment application, resume & cover letter to ssanchez@augustaga.gov or mail to Augusta Circuit Public Defender Office, 402 Taylor Street, Augusta, Georgia, 30901.

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Atlanta Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender IV

The Atlanta Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking an Assistant Public Defender IV.  Applicants must meet the qualifications listed in the above job description and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position.  Applicants must also be a current member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application to Latonia D. Marks via email Latonia.Marks@fultoncountyga.gov or fax 404-612-0296.

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Macon Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

The Macon Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking an entry level Assistant Public Defender I.    The position will be based in our Bibb County office located in Macon, GA.  The caseload will consist of felony cases in Bibb County Superior Court.  Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position and must be a current member in good standing with the state bar or be eligible for practice as a recent law school graduate.  Strong commitment to indigent defense also required.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Rick Waller at rickwaller@gmail.com.

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender II
Location:       Northern Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender II

The Office of the Northern Circuit Public Defender is currently seeking an Assistant Public Defender with sufficient experience to be primarily responsible for felony and misdemeanor cases in Elbert County Superior and State courts.  Busy but fun.  Applicants must be admitted to and in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.   Applicants must have the qualifications and skills required to perform the job duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Public Defender II.  A strong commitment to indigent defense is also required.  Interested applicants should submit a resume with contact information to Harvey Wasserman, Northern Circuit Public Defender, at hwasserman@gapublicdefender.0rg or 706-246-9325

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Position:         Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:     Dougherty Judicial Circuit
Deadline:      April 25, 2016

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Dougherty Circuit Public Defender is currently seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I.  Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position and must be a member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit an employment application, resume (include your State Bar number and the names and contact information for three references), cover letter, and employment application by mail or e-mail (no faxes) to:

Leisa Johnson
Dougherty Circuit Public Defender
PO Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702-1827
ljohnson@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       Macon Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender IV

The office of the Macon Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking an supervisory level Assistant Public Defender IV.  The Circuit includes Crawford, Macon-Bibb and Peach Counties .  The position is based in our Macon-Bibb County office located in Macon, GA.  The position includes supervision of our Major Felonies Division in addition to carrying a major felonies caseload.  Applicants must meet the APD IV qualifications, have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities, and must be a current member in good standing with the state bar.  Strong commitment to indigent defense also required.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to:

Rick Waller
Circuit Public Defender
201 Second ST, STE 550
Macon, GA  31201
or
rickwaller@gmail.com

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       Flint Judicial Circuit (Henry County)

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender III

The Flint Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in Juvenile and Superior Courts. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the Georgia State bar. A strong commitment to indigent defense is also required. Applications may be submitted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and State of Georgia employment application to Tracey Hood at thood@co.henry.ga.us

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       LaGrange, GA – Coweta Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Coweta Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking an Assistant Public Defender for their Troup County office in LaGrange.   Applicants must meet the qualifications, have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position, and must be a current member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to:

Dawn Broome at  dbroome@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:        Assistant Public Defender I
Location:       Griffin Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Griffin Circuit Public Defender is currently seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender. Applicants must be admitted to and in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Applicants must have the qualifications and skills required to perform the job duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Public Defender I or II. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application by mail, e-mail or fax to: Allen Adams,  Office of the Griffin Circuit Public Defender, P.O. Box 1145, Thomaston, Georgia 30286 or email to: aadams@gapublic defender.org

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Position:        Assistant Public Defender I
Location:       Mountain Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in court. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the Georgia State bar. A strong commitment to indigent defense is also required. Applications may be submitted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and employment application to Drew Powell at publicdefender@windstream.net .

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Position:        Assistant Public Defender I
Location:       Flint Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Flint Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in Superior Court. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the Georgia State bar. A strong commitment to indigent defense is also required. Applications may be submitted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and employment application to Tracey Hood at thood@co.henry.ga.us

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       Dublin Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

The Dublin Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I.  Primary duties include representing indigent clients in State and Superior Courts. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the Georgia State bar or eligible to become a member. A strong commitment to indigent defense is required. Position is open until filled. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and employment application to Sheryl Stanley at sstanley@gapublicdefender.org.

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       Coweta Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Coweta Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I in the Carroll County office. Primary duties include representing indigent clients in State and Superior Courts. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the Georgia State bar or eligible to become a member. A strong commitment to indigent defense is required. Deadline for submission is February 5, 2016. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and employment application to Dawn Brooms at dbroome@gapublicdefender.org.

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:       Atlantic Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Atlantic Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking an entry level Assistant Public Defender I.  The Circuit includes Liberty, Tattnall, Bryan, Evans, McIntosh, and Long Counties.  The position will be based in our Tattnall County office located in Reidsville, GA.  The caseload will primarily consist of felony and misdemeanor cases in Tattnall and Evans Counties.  Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position and must be a current member in good standing with the state bar.  Strong commitment to indigent defense also required.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to:

Brandon Clark at bclark@gapublicdefender.org .

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