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Assistant Public Defender

Assistant Public Defender Assistant Public Defender Closes On: June 26, 2019 at

2019-06-19 2020
York County Government
Position: Public Defender Salary: $51,979 a year Type: Full Time Location: York, SC
Assistant Public Defender

Closes On: June 26, 2019 at 11:00 PM EST
Location:
Public Defender, York, SC 29745

Department:
Public Defender

Job Status:
Full-Time

Shift:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Days:
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

Details:
Applicants interested in representing juveniles preferred. Work tasks completed out of Rock Hill office. Annual salary is
$51,979.32.


Job Description Summary

The purpose of the class is to prepare and defend cases in all applicable county Courts and to perform related professional
and administrative work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does
independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and
meetings.


Job Duties

ESSENTIAL TASKS:
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may
assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Maintains and manages individual caseloads in a timely and effective manner.

Defends cases in all applicable County, Magistrate, and/or Municipal Courts.

Prepares cases for defense, performing such duties as reviewing incident reports and evidence, evaluating cases and
determining best case strategies; conducting preliminary hearings; interviewing witnesses, maintaining confidential
communication with clients, researching legal issues affecting cases; applying the law to facts of a criminal case;
advocating for an appropriate sentence; writing legal briefs, motions, and orders; preparing expert witnesses for testimony;
trials, and any other duties necessary to provide a full and complete defense of a client.

Presents and argues prepared cases in court as assigned.

Conducts various other hearings, including those for juvenile detention, disposition and probation revocation; mental
health, restitution, bond estreatment, hearings, and any other hearings necessary for a full and complete defense of a
client.

Notifies defendants and bondsmen of court appearances.

Receives and responds to difficult and sensitive client or public inquiries, concerns and complaints.

Performs general administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to copying and filing documents,
entering and retrieving computer data, assembling materials, answering the telephone, responding to correspondence, and
reviewing mail and literature.

Operates a computer and various types of word processing, database, imaging and messaging software; operates basic
office equipment.

Keeps abreast of all new criminal legislation and case law which affects York County cases.

Attends professional conferences, training, seminars, workshops, etc., as necessary to maintain job knowledge and skills.

Frequently works schedules exceeding 40 hours per week and/or five days per week.


OTHER DUTIES:

Maintains files; compiles reports and statistics as necessary. Participates in public/community relations efforts as
appropriate. Attends professional conferences, training seminars, and workshops; and stays up-to-date professional
literature to maintain job knowledge and skills.


Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of Juris Doctorate degree. Must be in good standing with the South Carolina Bar.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must be licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina and be a current member of the SC Bar Association. Must
possess a valid SC driver’s license.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
PROFESSIONAL: Work requires advanced learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction; or
work involves advising clients or assisting customers or clients with running their business.

Perform advanced professional work methods to formulate important recommendations or make technical decisions that
have an organization-wide impact. Example: May require the use of creative ability and resourcefulness in the analysis and
solution of complex problems; may develop new approaches or methodologies to solve problems not previously
encountered.

Direct, manage, or lead others; may determine work procedures, assign duties, maintain harmonious relations, or promote
efficiency; may develop and administer operational programs; or may write or present extremely complex papers and
reports.

Communicate information among co-workers, customers, vendors, and management; or speak before professional groups;
may write complex articles and reports or develop presentations for specialized audiences; may read scientific or technical
journals or reports.

Perform advanced professional work involving the application of principles of logical thinking to diagnose or define
problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact. Work in a highly dynamic
environment, responsible to establish goals, objectives and policies.

FINANCIAL AUTHORITY
None/Not Applicable.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE
Use office machines such as copiers or calculators. Use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint
presentations or custom applications.


Physical Requirements

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires work involving:
Majority of the position’s time would be spent sitting in an office environment. There would be minimal standing, walking,
stooping, lifting, etc. Majority of lifting less than 25 lbs.

VISION REQUIREMENTS:
No special vision requirements.

POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/HAZARDS:
The job may risk exposure to indoor environment.


Additional Information

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force
on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, color perception.


JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:

Decision-making is a significant part of the job, affecting a large segment of the organization and the general public; works
in a dynamic environment; responsible to assist in developing policy and practices.


ADA COMPLIANCE

York County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
Disclaimer

York County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through
diversity. The County seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and
diverse workforce, will be affirmed. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requires the County to provide
reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to
discuss accommodations.
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