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

County Positions

Position:        Assistant Public Defender I
Location:       Conasauga Judicial Circuit
Deadline:       Open Until Filled

Conasauga Circuit has a County paid Asst. Public Defender I position opening in January, 2016.  This position comes with a salary supplement.  Applicants must be a member of the Georgia Bar.

Prior experience is preferred but is not a prerequisite.  Interested parties are to contact Mike McCarthy, CPD, at mmccarthy@whitfieldcountyga.com or at Post Office Box 548  Dalton, Ga.  30722-0548.


Position:        Investigator
Location:       Paulding Judicial Circuit
Deadline:       December 15, 2015

The Paulding Circuit Public Defender Office is seeking an investigator. This position will hand both felony and misdemeanor case investigations for the Paulding Public Defender’s Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient investigation experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with an apprenticeship/internship or having a had a similar position for one to two years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice field
  • Prior Law Enforcement experience
  • Working knowledge of computers and communications skills
  • Must be proficient in report writing
  • Bi-lingual – Spanish a plus.

NOTE: This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Public Defender for Paulding County and is not a Paulding County BOC Civil Service Position.

Resumes should be emailed to Tom Driggers at tdriggers@paulding.gov and cc’d to rfranklin@paulding.gov (mailto:rfranklin@paulding.gov). Resumes will be accepted through December 15, 2015.