CHIEF DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

Job Specifications

Class Code:

JG8

Analyst: 

SC 

Date Originated:

10/21  

Date Revised:


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

DEFINITION

Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the operation of either the Criminal Defense and/or Administrative Services for the Public Defenderís Office; to defend the most complex or sensitive cases; to serve as a member of the management team; to act for the Public Defender as assigned; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Class of Chief Deputy Public Defender serves under the direction and at the pleasure of the Public Defender. Incumbents serve as a member of the management team to assist the Public Defender to conduct long range planning and set policies and procedures. This class serves as an Assistant Department Head and acts for the Public Defender as required.

TYPICAL TASKS

Criminal Defense Services: 


Administrative Services: 


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Criminal Defense:

Thorough Knowledge Of:

Working Knowledge Of:

Some Knowledge Of:


Administration:

Thorough Knowledge Of:

Working Knowledge Of:

Some Knowledge Of:


Ability to:


Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the necessary skills and abilities, listed above is considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Five years of experience in the practice of the law*, including two years of administrative work or criminal defense.

*Note: Experience gained after admission to a State Bar.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Membership in the California State Bar.

 

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None

Bargaining Unit: 06

EEOC Job Category:† 01

Occupational Grouping: 32

Worker's Comp Code: 0053