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Chief Public Defender
County of Clarion

 
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
THEODORE W. THARAN
WAYNE BROSIUS
C. EDWARD HEASLEY
 
OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
330 Main Street
Clarion, PA  16214
(814) 226-4000, EXT 2812
Tim Cochran, Director
tcochran@co.clarion.pa.us
POSITION VACANCY
 
 
POSITION:                  Chief Public Defender
 
LOCATION:                Public Defender Office, 16 Grant Street, Clarion, PA  16214
 
TYPE POSITION:          Full-Time – Exempt – Non-Union
 
WORK HOURS:           Work Week. Monday - Friday
 
SALARY RANGE:         $60,000.00 - $65,000.00
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  Clarion County is seeking a zealously committed advocate for the indigent for the position of Chief Public Defender.  Duties include representing indigent Defendants of all charges that could reasonably lead to incarceration, including all misdemeanors, felonies, and even specific traffic violations through all levels of the Pennsylvania court system from Magisterial District Courts up to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  The Chief Defender will also oversee staff operations to ensure that the office remains in good working order and remains compliant with the aims of protecting the rights of the indigent.  The Chief Defender will also submit a yearly budget to the County Commissioners for review and approval.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A degree in law from an accredited law school and a license to practice law in Pennsylvania is required.  Must be a member of the bar in good standing with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Must have experience in representing clients in criminal cases, or similar legal working experience.  Supervisory experience preferred.
 
To apply online:   Submit county application found on the job postings of the Clarion County website located at   www.co.clarion.pa.us. or through Indeed.com
Applications can be mailed or delivered to:
County of Clarion Department of Employee Relations
330 Main Street
Clarion, PA  16214
or further Information contact either
Erich Spessard, Chief Public Defender                          Tim Cochran, Director, Director Employee Relations
espessard@co.clarion.pa.us                                           tcochran@co.clarion.pa.us