First Assistant Public Defender

Job Title:
First Assistant Public Defender
County Name:
Crawford County

Posting Period:  Accepting applications until filled

Job Title: First Assistant Public Defender

Location: Crawford County Public Defender, 903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Classification: Full-Time—Exempt, Non-Union

Work Hours: 8:00A.M. - 4:30P.M. Monday-Friday (40H) ½ hour unpaid lunch

Essential Duties: To provide legal representation to individuals that make application to the Public Defender’s Office and are charged with an offense that subjects them to incarceration or supervision by the criminal justice system and they must meet the economic qualifications for indigence. To assist the Chief Public Defender in office administration as needed and to represent clients; to oversee and administer the office in the absence of the Public Defender.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree is required. A degree in law from an accredited law school and a license to practice law in Pennsylvania is required. Must be a member of the bar in good standing with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Must have experience in representing clients in criminal cases, or similar legal working experience. Must be able to drive to meet and represent clients. Supervisory experience preferred.

Pay: $65,000 - $68,000 depending on educational attainment, experience and qualification.

Benefits: Excellent benefit package.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and county application to:

                                                         J. Wesley Rowden
                                                      Chief Public Defender
                                                Crawford County Courthouse
                                                903 Diamond Park, Suite B-1
                                                       Meadville, PA 16335

Applications are available in the Human Resources office or on the County’s website:

Posting Date:
Friday, May 26, 2023
Expiration Date:
Contact Name:
Brittany Johnston
Contact Link:
Brittany Johnston
903 Diamond Park