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

Georgia Public Defender Standards Council

State Positions

Please direct employment questions to our Human Resources Manager, Michelle Raines at 404-232-8900 or 800-676-4432 (toll-free in Georgia).

Michelle Raines
Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
104 Marietta Street
Suite 200
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.

GPDSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender I

Location:      Augusta Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking to hire (3) Assistant Public Defenders.  One for our State court division and for one for our Superior Court division. This State Court attorney would primarily handle misdemeanors in the State and Magistrate Courts of Richmond County, Georgia. The Superior Court attorney would handle felonies and misdemeanors in the Superior Courts of Richmond, Columbia, and Burke Counties. Experience preferred for the Superior Court position.

Before starting, must be member of the Georgia Bar and be admitted  before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.  The Augusta Public Defender’s Office is a Gideon’s Promise partner office.   Please send resume and cover letter to Holly Chapman at hchapman@augustaga.gov. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2015.

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender II or III

Location:      Rome Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender II

Assistant Public Defender III

The Rome Judicial Circuit has an opening for an APD II or III (depending on experience) to represent clients in the Superior Court, Probate Traffic Court and Magistrate and Municipal Courts. Applicants must be a team player, self-motivated, have a positive attitude and possess strong communication skills.  Applicants must be able to handle a caseload and appeals resulting from motions or trials.  Previous experience is preferred.  Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar.  The deadline for submission will be August 1, 2015.  Please send resumes and cover letter to Lee Henley, Rome Circuit Public Defender, 12 East Fourth Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161.

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender I

Location:      Rome Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Rome Judicial Circuit has an opening for an APD I to handle cases in Juvenile Court only. Applicants must be a team player, self-motivated, have a positive attitude and possess strong communication skills.  Applicants must be able to handle a caseload and appeals resulting from motions or trials.  Previous experience is preferred.  Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar.  The deadline for submission will be June 1, 2015.  Please send resumes and cover letter to Lee Henley, Rome Circuit Public Defender, 12 East Fourth Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161.

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Position:       Administrative Assistant I

Location:      Augusta Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Administrative Assistant I

The Augusta Circuit has an opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant, assisting indigent defendants in state capital cases at the trial level.  The Administrative Assistant works with attorneys and fact investigators as part of a client team and is primarily responsible for all administrative function of the work team.  Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia application to Shannon Sanchez at via mail 402 Taylor Street, Augusta, Georgia, or emailed to ssanchez@augustaga.gov.  Deadline for submission is May 31, 2015.

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Position:       Administrative Assistant I

Location:      Tallapoosa Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Administrative Assitant I

The Tallapoosa Circuit has an opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant, assisting indigent defendants in state capital cases at the trial level.  The Administrative Assistant works with attorneys and fact investigators as part of a client team and is primarily responsible for all administrative function of the work team.  Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia application to David Smith at dsmith@gapublicdefender.org.  Deadline for submission is May 15, 2015.

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Position:       Investigator I

Location:      Cordele Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

The Cordele Circuit Public Defender’s Office is looking for an Investigator I to work in our Ben Hill Office in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Our circuit consists of Crisp, Ben Hill, Dooly and Wilcox counties. This position will be primarily responsible for investigations in Ben Hill and Wilcox Counties. Applicant must meet the qualifications in the job description. We are seeking a team player who is self-motivated, organized and dedicated. One to two years’ experience is preferred. Interested Applicants should send a Cover Letter Resume, State of Georgia Application and 3 References to: Tracy J. Mullis at tmullis@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender I or II

Location:      Cordele Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

Assistant Public Defender II

The Cordele Circuit Public Defender’s Office is looking for an Assistant Public Defender I or II (depending upon experience) to work in the Juvenile Court Division. This position will be responsible for providing representation to juveniles in Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox and Ben Hill Counties. Experience and Training in Juvenile Law preferred.  Interested Applicants should send a Cover Letter (including a statement detailing their experience and/or commitment regarding indigent defense), Resume, State of Georgia Application, Writing Sample and 3 References to: Tracy J. Mullis at tmullis@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender II or III

Location:      Cordele Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender II

Assistant Public Defender III

The Cordele Circuit Public Defender’s Office is looking for an Assistant Public Defender II or III (depending upon experience) to work in the Cordele Office. Our office covers Crisp, Dooly, Ben Hill and Wilcox counties. This position will be responsible for handling both Misdemeanor and Felony cases in the Superior Courts. One to three years experience preferred. We are seeking a team player who is self-motivated, organized and dedicated to indigent defense. Interested Applicants should send a Cover Letter (including a statement detailing their experience and/or commitment regarding indigent defense), Resume, State of Georgia Application, Writing Sample and 3 References to: Tracy J. Mullis at tmullis@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender II

Location:      Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender II

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit is seeking  is seeking an attorney to provide exceptional representation to our clients.  This position will handle both felony and misdemeanors. One to two years criminal trial experience is preferred. Good communication skills and good computer skills are a must.  Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.  The deadline to apply is May 31, 2015.  Please send cover letters, resumes and state of Georgia applications to Stephen A. Craft at scraft@columbusga.org.

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Position:       Administrative Assistant III

Location:      Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Administrative Assistant III

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant.  The Administrative Assistant works with attorneys and investigators as part of a team and is primarily responsible for all administrative function of the work team.  Previous experience working in a legal environment is preferred.   The deadline to apply is May 31, 2015.  Please send cover letters, resumes and state of Georgia applications to Stephen A. Craft at scraft@columbusga.org.    ___________________________

Position:       Assistant Public Defender III

Location:      Towaliga Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender III

The Towaliga Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender III position.  The Circuit consists of Monroe, Lamar and Butts Counties.  Preferred qualifications are a minimum of four years of criminal trial experience and have been lead counsel in at least five felony jury trials.  Applicants must be a team player, self-motivated, have a positive attitude and possess strong communication skills.  Applicants must be able to handle a caseload and appeals resulting from motions or trials.  Applicants will be subject to a complete background check, drug screening and must have a valid driver’s license.  Applicants should mail or email their resume, cover letter and references to:

Tina Thornton, Office Manager
560 N. Lee St.
Forsyth, GA  31029
Email: tthornton@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:       Assistant Public Defender III

Location:      Middle Georgia Capital Defender Office

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender III

The Middle Georgia Regional Office of the Georgia Capital Defender has an opening for a full-time Assistant Public Defender III (co-counsel) representing indigent defendants in state capital cases at the trial level.  Applicants should have a strong interest in capital defense work, be client centered and able to work in a team environment (i.e.  team representation).  The preferred qualifications are a minimum of 3 years of criminal trial experience, including (1) being lead or co-counsel in at least one (non-death penalty) murder trial to verdict or (2) two felony jury trials to verdict. Capital litigation experience is a preferred. Counsel must be a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar or eligible to waive into admission to the Georgia Bar. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively throughout Georgia and out of state.   Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume, employment application via email [http://www.spa.ga.gov/pdfs/stateapp010610.pdf] and names and contact information for at least three (3) references by email to:

Gabrielle Amber Pittman
Office of the Georgia Capital Defender
Middle Georgia Regional Office
Email:  apittman@gacapdef.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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