Public Defender Opening

Clark County


Position Title:     Staff Attorney

Office Location:  Clark County Public Defender’s Office, 50 E. Columbia St., Suite 101, Springfield, Ohio  45502

Supervisor:         James D. Marshall

Starting Salary:   $27.88/hr. - $33.65/hr. (dependent upon qualifications/experience)

Status:                Unclassified, Exempt, Full-time, County benefits

Date issued:       November 19, 2021

Deadline:            Position open until filled

Instructions:       Applicants interested in the above named position are to submit an employment application, a resumé and a letter of interest to the Clark County Personnel Office, 3130 East Main St., Springfield, Ohio 45503, or fax to 937.328.2486, or email  Please be sure to specify skills and experience applicable to the position for which you are applying.  Applicants needing accommodation in completing this application, please contact the County Personnel Office at 937.521.2015. Applications may be obtained in the Personnel Office at Springview Government Center or online at



Duties may include representation of indigent clients in one or more of the following courts: Common Pleas Court (criminal cases), Municipal Court (criminal and traffic cases), Juvenile Court (delinquency proceedings), and/or Domestic Relations Court (contempt hearings). Qualified applicant must be prepared to take on a significant case load with minimal supervision.


  • Representation of client at all stages of the proceedings from arraignment through sentencing/disposition or other resolution of case and includes, but is not limited to, meeting with and discussing case with client, research, prepare and file pre-trial motions and/or all other pleadings as necessitated by a particular case; and if necessary, representation of client at sentencing/disposition.


  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws including, but not limited to, criminal law and procedure.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of social circumstances; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to exercise independent judgment; ability to communicate and work effectively with office personnel, court personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, probation officers, social workers and general public.


  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and in good standing or sat for most recent Ohio bar exam. If not currently licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, passing the most recent Ohio bar exam will be a condition of continued employment.
  • A current, valid driver license and safe, reliable personal vehicle available for County business, and vehicle insurance that meets or exceeds the $100,000/$300,000 requirement for the State of Ohio.


Clark County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Compliance Employer, M/F V/H

Clark County does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, familial/marital status, gender identity, genetic information, language, military/veteran status, national origin, pregnancy,

race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status

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