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Recruitment #24-000400-0002


As a State agency, Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MOPD) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. MOPD is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or genetic information. 

All applicants must be able to communicate with clients and visitors and possess the ability to complete tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Applicants must be able to work in various positions, and travel to various courtrooms and office environments throughout the county. MOPD is further committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs and activities by modifying or adjusting the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee be considered for the position they desire; to perform the essential functions of the position in question; or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship. Applicants must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment. Applicants must have access to a motor vehicle or be able to navigate public transportation. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Tawanda Jackson, Human Resources Supervisor, 410-767-8503, 

The Office of the Public Defender is seeking applicants with prior lead or supervisory experience, experience working with arrested persons, attorneys, law enforcement and courtroom personnel to fill a full-time Public Defender Intake Specialist Supervisor position in our District 7 - Anne Arundel County office.  The Public Defender Intake Specialist Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing:  1) the intake interview and certification process of clients, including data entry into the case management system, 2) the creation of case files, and 3) certification involving incarcerated individuals. Significant client contact to provide and gather information will be a requirement in this position as well as data entry of case information. Travel between the Anne Arundel County offices including the Annapolis and Glen Burnie District Courts and detention facilities may be required.  Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Deputy District Public Defender. Work is performed at local public defender offices, jails, detention centers, prisons and the courts of Maryland.




1700 Margaret Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

This is the supervisory level of intake work responsible for overseeing 1) the intake interview and certification process of clients, including data entry into the case management system; 2) the creation of case files; and 3) certification involving incarcerated individuals.. Employees in this classification are responsible for performing the initial stages of trial preparation, gathering or verifying information for the defense of arrested or accused persons and explaining Public Defender services. Employees in this classification supervise Public Defender Intake support staff.


Education  Graduation from an accredit high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Four years of experience interviewing persons for the purpose of obtaining and verifying background or financial information.


1. Candidates may substitute 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university for six months of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for up to 18 months of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Compliance Inspection and Support classifications or Compliance Inspection and Support specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Experience working in a law office or court system.
Good organizational and problem solving skills, and the ability to multi-task. 
Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with experience training others in the use of software applications. 
Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
Ability to maintain confidentiality of support staff and client information.
Experience leading or supervising others.


This recruitment is limited to current Office of the Public Defender employees only.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online Applications Preferred.  Please fax all paper applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-8134.Inquiries regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to: Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21202; or by calling (410) 767-8500, toll free: 877-430-5187; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258.

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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