The Office of Public Defender, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is accepting applications for the full-time position of Assistant Public Defender.

Attorneys in this challenging and rewarding position work with a team providing client-centered, zealous, conscientious, caring, professional, ethical and skilled representation of indigent persons charged with state criminal offenses in Tuscaloosa County.

Criteria for this position includes creativity, intellectual acuity, excellent research and writing skills and oral advocacy skills; ability to communicate and work well with others; demonstrated interest in criminal defense issues and a commitment to obtaining justice for indigent persons.

All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar and have a driver’s license and appropriate motor vehicle insurance. Attorneys in the office may not engage in the private practice of law.

Additional details may be found on the office website at www.tcpdo.org. Attorneys in the Office may not engage in other employment without the express permission of the Public Defender. The anticipated salary range for this position is between $48,000 and $63,000, and depends on experience. The Office provides excellent benefits.

 To apply, please forward a letter describing your interest in the position, a resume, appropriate references, and a brief writing sample by mail or email to: Joseph P. Van Heest, Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite 519, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, or jvanheest@tcpdo.com.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hiring is dependent upon the

appropriation of funding. This program is an Equal Opportunity Employer.