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# Position Information
## Job Description
The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) Pulaski Public Defender Office has an opening for an attorney who is committed to advocating on behalf of indigent clients. The attorney will handle trial and appellate cases. The VIDC is dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of our clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. The Assistant Public Defender reports to the Public Defender of the Pulaski Office and is employed at will.
Duties:
Duties include conducting client and witness interviews, working with staff investigators to investigate cases, filing pretrial motions and litigating motions. The attorney will be responsible for trying cases in the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts, as well as identifying appropriate sentencing alternatives for clients and researching, writing, and arguing appeals before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia.
## Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and Virginia State Bar admission is required for consideration for this fulltime, salaried position. (Applicants pending bar results may be considered for a Fellowship opportunity with a monthly stipend. Upon successfully passing the Bar Exam would be eligible to apply for any vacant Assistant Public Defender positions.) Knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence is required along with experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications and skills in keyboarding. The qualified candidate must have the ability to argue legal positions effectively and persuasively, as well as master subject matter and prepare cases thoroughly. The ability to learn and accept constructive criticism is important as well as the ability to respond quickly and effectively in addressing issues and questions. The qualified applicant will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as well as the ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and remain organized. A valid driver?s license and the means to travel to all courts and regional jails are required.
## Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience working with criminal defense of indigent clients is preferred.
## Special Requirements
Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. The VIDC does not sponsor employment visas. Sponsors includes H-1B or any other employment-based immigration cases or visa statuses
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. VIDC does not accept ?see resume? as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Applications should include complete work and salary history, contact information for all current and prior employers, reasons for leaving all prior employment and explanations for any periods of unemployment. Blank fields in the application are considered incomplete applications and will be disqualified.
You will receive a confirmation number once your application has been successfully submitted. Edits cannot be made to the application once you have received a confirmation number. Phone calls are not accepted regarding an inquiry to the status of an application. Please refer to RMS for status updates.
# Contact Information
## Email
hr@adm.idc.virginia.gov
Working Title: Assistant Public Defender I (Attorney)
Role Title: Non-Classified
Job Open Date: 08/17/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No
Hiring Range: $51,634.00
Agency: Indigent Defense Commission (848)
Agency Website: http://www.vadefenders.org/
Location: Pulaski - 155
Position Number: 31006
Job Posting Number: 1041793
Type of Recruitment: General Public - G
Does this position have telework options?: No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No
Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band: UG

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