Goverment Jobs
Published
July 12, 2019
Location
Indio, California

Description

<div id="job-source-10" class="job-source-10"> <div id="details-info" class="tab-pane active"> <dl><dt>Description</dt> <dd><p/><div>It is the mission of the Law Offices of the Public Defender to provide the highest quality legal representation to any person unable to afford it for criminal, juvenile, or certain civil proceedings. The Public Defender strives to preserve human dignity in all cases where citizens' liberties are at stake.<br/><br/>The department's main divisions include Felonies, Misdemeanors, Juveniles, and the Investigative Bureau. Legal representation is provided for indigent defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors, minors facing delinquency proceedings, and persons alleged to be mentally ill.<br/><br/>The Public Defender is headquartered in Riverside, with additional offices providing support to residents in Banning, Blythe, Murrieta, and Indio.<br/><br/>The Public Defender is dedicated to the principle that no citizen shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without competent, professional, and vigorous representation so that due process is implemented fairly, equitably, and without prejudice.<br/></div><div>JOB DESCRIPTION</div><div>This position will be responsible to perform the full range of professional legal work in civil and criminal defense and to defend cases before any court within the state<br/><br/>This is the second level class in the Deputy Public Defender series and is subject to rotation of assignments according to business needs. Incumbents are employed in the Office of the Public Defender and are considered deputies to the Public Defender. Positions in this class are distinguished from positions in the lower class of Deputy Public Defender I by assignments which require more specific legal experience and are performed with less supervision and review.</div></dd> <dt>EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES</dt> <dd><p>Interviews applicants for public defense and determines eligibility; advises and counsels defendants on legal rights and procedures; appears with and for defendants at court hearings.<br/><br/>Decides on and makes appropriate legal motions and pleas, and takes other legal action on behalf of clients; conducts the trial defense for clients; orders investigations and subpoenas.<br/><br/>Negotiates with prosecuting authorities regarding the disposition or modification of charges in specific cases.<br/><br/>When warranted, argues the merits of probation for defendants; prepares appeals, writs, and other legal documents on behalf of defendants; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.</p></dd> <dt>RECRUITING GUIDELINES</dt> <dd><p/><div>OPTION I<br/>Experience: One year of experience at the Deputy II level with the Public Defender's Office of Riverside County, at the Deputy II level with another office of Riverside County, or as an attorney at an equivalent level with another California county or city.<br/><br/>OPTION II<br/>Experience: Two years of experience in the practice of criminal and/or civil law; civil law experience must have included primary involvement in the following areas: Conservatorships, Probate, Guardianships or other closely related civil cases.<br/><br/>License/Certificate: Active membership in the State Bar of California.</div><div>License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.<br/><br/>Upload a copy of your credentials (license, certificate) and/or proof of education (degree, transcripts, certificate of completion) as an attachment to your Job Gateway account. (Official and unofficial transcripts will be accepted. A Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation is required for education completed outside of the United States.) NOTE: Add attachments and cover letters from the My Career Tools page in your Job Gateway.<br/><br/>This position is located in Indio.</div></dd> <dt>REQUIRED COMPETENCIES</dt> <dd><p>Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; the rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings; the duties, powers, limitations, and responsibilities of the Public Defender's Office; the methods and practices of civil and criminal defense.</p><div style="text-align: justify;">Ability to: Analyze legal problems and apply legal principles and practices; present facts, arguments, and laws clearly and logically in written or oral form; perform legal research; work cooperatively with others.</div></dd> </dl></div> <div id="details-benefits" class="tab-pane"> <dl><dd><p>MEDICAL/DENTAL INSURANCE: A Flexible Benefit Credit is provided on a monthly basis as governed by the Management Resolution or applicable bargaining unit. Vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP) at no cost to employee or eligible dependents.<br/></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT</strong>: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).</p><ul><li style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tier I</strong> (Classic Member ? Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.</li><li style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tier II</strong> (Classic Member ? Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.</li><li style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tier III</strong> (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. The current employee contribution is 6.5% percent.</li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">A new member is defined as any of the following:</p><ol><li style="text-align: justify;">A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.</li><li style="text-align: justify;">A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.</li><li style="text-align: justify;">A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.</li></ol><p style="text-align: justify;">CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".</p><p style="text-align: justify;">Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Note:</strong></p><p style="text-align: justify;">This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to [email protected]</a> or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,<br/>Option 2.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.</p><br/>ANNUAL LEAVE (Bi-Weekly Accrual):<br/><br/>0 36 to 108 or more months = 12.00 Hours<br/><br/>Maximum Annual leave accumulation is 2,080 hours. Employee may receive pay in lieu of up to 40 hours per calendar year. Agency/Department Head may approve an additional 40 hours.<br/><br/>DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.<br/><br/>401(a) MONEY PURCHASE PLAN: County contribution of $50 per pay period towards choice between two 401(a) plan providers.<br/><br/>HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year<br/><br/>BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 days can be taken through use of accrued leave balances)<br/><br/>BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.<br/><br/>LONG-TERM DISABILITY (LTD): Benefit pays 66.67% of earnings to a maximum of $10,000 per month; 30-day waiting period; pays to age 65. Benefit can be coordinated with other available leave balances to provide up to 100% of pay.<br/><br/>POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the Management Resolution or applicable bargaining unit.<br/><br/>OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, Management Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.</dd> </dl></div><div><div style="text-align:center"><span><br><a href="https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2505605-0" target="_blank">Apply for Job Now</a></span></div></div></div>
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