The Napa County Public Defender offers excellent careers for attorneys, investigators, and clerical staff in the criminal defense field. We conduct job interviews only when we have a position available. For a list of current openings in Napa County see Napa County Human Resources.For a description of Deputy Public Defender positions, see below or the description page at our Human Resources Department.Requirements:
Examples of Job Duties:
Compensation information - click the following links to review the compensation for attorney positions:
Applications should be submitted to the Napa County Human Resources Department.
At least the top six applicants will be given oral interviews which last approximately 40 minutes. The interviews usually involve discussion of hypothetical situations that a Deputy Public Defender might encounter. The hypos usually involve, but are not limited to, ethics, evidence and general legal concepts.
Investigators are vital members of the Napa County Office of the Public Defender team working to provide professional and efficient service to our clients who have been accused of crimes. This includes civil and minor criminal investigations (Investigator I) up to the full range of investigative duties for the more difficult and complex investigations. Requirements: Willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and/or outside normal business hours Valid California Driver's License Experience and education required varies depending on job class (trainee, I, II)
Our office offers interships and volunteer positions for law students, college students and high school students during the school year or summer. This is an excellent opportunity to observe and participate in Napa's active legal system. Currently we do not offer paid interships; however, grants and scholarships for public interest positions like this are widely available. For more information contact Terry Davis at: (707) 253-4442 Please be prepared to provide a resume, writing sample and references.