DEPUTY ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Court Administration Legal Services
  • Salary: $95,649.84 - $143,658.72 Annually USD

Job Description

LAW OFFICES OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY

ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER

FILING START DATE

April 2, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

(Until the needs of the service are met and subject to closure without prior notice)

EXAM NUMBER 7-9255-A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Open Competitive Job Opportunity
REPOSTIN INFORMATION:
This announcement is a reposting to add COVID-19 VACCINATION information. Persons who have already applied need not to reapply.

DEFINITION:
Performs legal work of average difficulty in representing the defense in criminal cases accepted by or assigned to the Alternate Public Defender.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class are characterized by the performance of legal tasks involved in representing the defense in a variety of misdemeanor cases or the less difficult felony cases accepted by or assigned to the Alternate Public Defender. Assignments at this level differ from Deputy Alternate Public Defender I in that attorneys in this class function more independently, but continue to receive supervision from higher level attorney personnel in the performance of their duties.
Essential Job Functions
Represents the defense in the trial of felony cases of average difficulty, mental health cases and the more difficult misdemeanor cases. Interviews clients and witnesses, conducts preliminary hearings, review transcripts, requests the investigation of facts and testimony, and confers with law enforcement officers, experts, deputy district attorneys, and other interested parties to determine the course of action that should be taken on behalf of their clients. Advises clients as to their rights and the actions they should take in court, including the relative merits of trial by judge or jury and the advisability of negotiated pleas. Prepares briefs, pleadings and other documents and makes motions for continuances, dismissals, reduction of bail and new trials. Represents the defense in arraignment, pleading, and probation and sentencing proceedings in felony and misdemeanor cases. Represents juvenile clients in hearings in the Juvenile Court. Prepares reports outlining the advisability of appealing cases.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
One year of full-time experience in the practice of criminal law representing either adults, and/or juveniles in delinquency proceedings, at the level of a Deputy Alternate Public Defender I or Deputy Public Defender I* .

All qualifying experience must have occurred within the last seven (7) years.

LICENSE(S) REQUIRED:
Admission to practice law in all courts in California. A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Deputy Alternate Public Defender I or Deputy Public Defender I performs beginning level legal work required in representing the defense in criminal cases accepted by or assigned to the Alternate Public Defender or the Public Defender in the services of Los Angeles County.

U.S. Citizenship is required at the time of filing.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

COVID-19 VACCINATION:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100%. The interview will cover training, experience, adaptability, and the general ability to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of the Alternate Public Defender. Appointees for this position must be able and willing to work in any area of Los Angeles County and may be subject to transfer at any time.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 6 months following the date of promulgation.

RETAKE PERIOD:
No person may complete for this examination more than once every six (6) months.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. Applications or resumes submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

INSTRUCTION FOR FILING ONLINE:
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete it will be rejected.

Attachment: If you are unable to attach required documents with online applications, you must email them to mcordero@apd.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of online filing. Please include the exam number and the exam title in the subject line.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER :
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed person have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contac Name : Maria Cordero
Department Contact Phone: (213) 974-8244
Department Contact Email: mcordero@apd.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 974-8244
Teletype Phone: (213) 974-0911
California Relay Services Phone: (800)735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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