County of Orange, CA

Public Defender

Filing Deadline: January 24, 2021
Gary Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

The County Board of Supervisors is seeking a Public Defender who will be responsible for an annual budget of approximately $88.9 million and 419 positions. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a comprehensive program providing legal counsel and representation to eligible persons in criminal, juvenile, mental health, and dependency cases. The County Board of Supervisors is fully committed to a mission and vision that values strong leadership, transparency, and creating and preserving effective and efficient operations. The ideal candidate will be a talented criminal attorney with a specialty in indigent defense, a broad legal background, and demonstrated ability to operate with a leadership style that is transparent, collaborative, and team oriented, while reflecting a high level of ethics and fiscal and administrative responsibility. An experience base of five (5) or more years practicing criminal defense law including at least one (1) year overseeing a comprehensive program including budgetary and staffing direction is required. The selected candidate must be an active member in the California State Bar and permitted to practice in all courts of the State. The salary for the incoming Public Defender is dependent upon qualifications. The County also offers an attractive benefits package.