Job Opportunity

Public Defender
Sonoma County

Date Posted:

July 29, 2021


Annual Salary up to $253,980*


The Public Defender, responsible for the development, administration, and direction of the County’s program for legal defense of indigent criminal defendants, is a leader and collaborative partner in the County’s strategic plan and within the County’s social and criminal justice system. The Office is involved in numerous public outreach efforts as part of this overall focus.


The ideal candidate for Public Defender will be an accomplished defense attorney, ideally having public defender experience, with a strong commitment to public service and the mission of the Office of Public Defender. This individual will have a strong reputation in administrative and legal defense work, and will be an excellent leader with extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills. An inclusive, collaborative, engaged, and practical management style will be effective in ensuring active communication takes place at all levels of the department and with the countywide organization, the County Administrator, elected officials, the Courts, and the community.

How to Apply:

Sonoma County offers a total compensation package that is both attractive and competitive. The position receives a cash allowance in addition to base salary. Combined, the annual salary is $253,980, DOQ. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit The County of Sonoma is an equal opportunity employer.

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