State of Maryland

DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDER (#005428)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $83,816.00-$134,568.00 Yearly


NATURE OF WORK

This is one of two managerial levels of work in a district of the Office of the Public Defender. A District Public Defender is the chief administrator of a non-metropolitan district. A District Public Defender Metropolitan is the chief administrator of one of the designated metropolitan districts. The District Public Defender and the District Public Defender Metropolitan supervise all personnel within the assigned district.

The District Public Defender and District Public Defender Metropolitan receive executive direction from the Public Defender, Deputy Public Defender and Chief Counsel of Administration of the Office of the Public Defender.

The District Public Defender and District Public Defender Metropolitan differ from the Assistant District Public Defender in that the District Public Defender and the District Public Defender Metropolitan are responsible for the entire operation of a district, while the Assistant district Public Defender serves as deputy to the District Public Defender or is responsible for part of the operation of a district’s problem.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Directs and coordinates all legal and non-legal functions of a district of the Office of Public Defender;

Manages all personnel within the assigned district;

Coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate supervisors;

Supervises the development and implementation of district procedures and controls;

Oversees development and training of district staff;

Oversees a budget and the use of expenditures for legal services;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law. Experience:

Experience as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. A District Public Defender and a District Public Defender Metropolitan must have membership in the Maryland Bar at the time of appointment.

2. The above requirements are set by the Office of the Public Defender in accordance with Article 27A, Section 3(b) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in general attorney classification or general attorney specialty codes in the legal and kindred group field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Oct 1 1996 12:00AM

Date Revised

September 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005428; EST: 10/1/1996; REV: 9/1/2014;

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