“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).

If contact information is not indicated in the individual postings below, then to apply for any of the below positions submit resume to:

Michelle Raines
Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
104 Marietta Street
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30303

The resume and cover letter may also be submitted by FAX to 404-463-1903 or by email to resume@gpdsc.org.   If a posting below does indicate specific contact information, then please follow the instructions in the 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:       Administrative Assistant
Location:      Decatur, GA – Stone Mountain Circuit
Deadline:      November 14, 2014

Job Description and Requirements:
Administrative Assistant I

The Stone Mountain Conflict Defender Office, is seeking applicants for an Administrative Assistant I position.  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.  Spanish speaking person is preferred. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and employment application to Maurice Kenner at mgkenner@dekalbcounty.gov .

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Deadline:      November 21, 2014

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

The Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender for our misdemeanor division. This attorney would primarily handle misdemeanors in the State and Magistrate Courts of Richmond County, Georgia.

Before starting, must be member of the Georgia Bar and be admitted before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Holly Chapman at hchapman@augustaga.gov .

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Deadline:      November 15, 2014

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender III or Assistant Public Defender IV

The office of the Chattahoochee Circuit Public Defender is currently seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender III or Assistant Public Defender IV (based on experience).  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:      Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Deadline:      November 15, 2014

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I or Assistant Public Defender II

The office of the Chattahoochee Circuit Public Defender is currently seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I or II.  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 by email to Steve Craft at scraft@columbusga.org .

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Position:        Second Chair Eligible Attorney
Location:       Georgia Capital Defender Office, Atlanta
Deadline:       October 15, 2014

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender III

The Georgia Capital Defender has an opening for a second chair eligible attorney defending death penalty cases in the Atlanta office. Salary range is commensurate with experience within the salary range of APD III, and including state health benefits and retirement.

Applicants for second chair must have a strong interest in capital defense and client centered representation, a minimum of 3 years of criminal trial experience, including lead or co-counsel in one non-death penalty murder to verdict, or lead counsel in at least two serious felonies to verdict.  Counsel must be a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar or eligible to waive into admission to the Georgia Bar. Counsel must have a strong background in criminal defense, experience and ability to work in a team setting, and ability to work within a team of two lawyers, a mitigation specialist, fact investigator, and any additional members of the team or experts who might be needed to assist in the defense.

Please send resume, writing sample, and list of references to: Gerald P. Word, Division Director, Georgia Capital Defender, 104 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 or by email to: jword@gacapdef.org. The application period will run through October 15, 2014 or until the position is filled.  Start date is no sooner than November 1, 2014.

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Dublin Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Dublin 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 current member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to:

Dublin Public Defender’s Office
P.O. Box 2068
Dublin, GA  31040

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Position:      Circuit Public Defender
Location:     Cordele Judicial Circuit
Deadline:     October 17, 2014

The Cordele Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel is continuing to accept applications for the position of Circuit Public Defender for the Cordele Judicial Circuit. Applicants must be a member of the Georgia Bar in good Standing. The salary for this position is pursuant to OCGA 17-12-25 as adjusted by the General Assembly. Applications will be accepted until October 17, 2014.

The Cordele Circuit Public Defender Office serves four counties with a current annual caseload of approximately 1,700 cases. The staff currently consists of three (3) attorneys and three (3) support staff.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to:

Cordele Public Defender Committee
P.O. Box 938
Cordele, GA 31010-0938
 

For additional information, please contact Russell Wright, 229-273-1861.

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Position: Second Chair Capital Defender/Assistant Public Defender III
Location: Georgia Capital Defender—Macon, Georgia
Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Middle Georgia Regional Office of the Georgia Capital Defender has an opening in the for a second chair eligible attorney representing indigent defendants in state capital cases at the trial level.

Requirements: Applicants must have a strong interest in capital defense work and client centered, team representation, as well as 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.  Counsel must be a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar or eligible to waive into admission to the Georgia Bar. Capital litigation experience is preferred.

The position offers an opportunity to work out of the Middle Georgia Regional Office in Macon, Georgia. Full state benefits.   Salary range is commensurate with experience within the salary range of Assistant Public Defender III.

Interested applicants should submit a resume cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for at least three (3) references to:

Gabrielle Amber Pittman
Office of the Georgia Capital Defender
Middle Georgia Regional Office
P.O. Box 18122
Macon, Georgia 31209

Or by email: apittman@gacapdef.org

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Position:       Legal Assistant
Location:      Macon Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements: Legal Assistant I

The office of the Macon Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking a Legal Assistant.  Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for this position.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to: Rick Waller, rwaller@maconbibb.us

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location:      Brunswick Judicial Circuit

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

The office of the Brunswick 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 current member in good standing with the state bar.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, employment application to:

Kevin Gough
Brunswick Circuit Public Defender
kgough@gapublicdefender.org

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Position:        Assistant Circuit Public Defender

Location:      Tifton Judicial Circuit, Tifton, GA

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender IV

The Tifton Circuit Public Defender Office is accepting resumes for 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.  Resumes and supporting documents should be submitted via email, fax, US Mail or hand delivery to:

John Mobley
Circuit Public Defender
Tifton Judicial Circuit
1212 Chestnut Avenue
Tifton, GA 31793
Fax (229) 387-6234
jmobleyesquire@yahoo.com

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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 Liberty County office located in Hinesville, GA.  The caseload will primarily consist of felony and misdemeanor cases in Liberty and Long 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  or Cheryl Cutting at ccutting@gapublicdefender.org

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