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Public Defender of Marion County seeks Executive Director
Apply by March 16, 2021
Our mission is to provide zealous advocacy and proficient criminal defense to
clients who qualify for our services.
The Public Defender of Marion County (PDMC) is a nonprofit law firm
based in Salem, OR that defends adults in trial-level criminal court and alleged
mentally ill persons in civil commitment hearings. PDMC seeks an Executive
Director to lead our team and build on our reputation of providing high-quality
Established in 2007, PDMC contracts with Oregon’s Public Defense
Services Commission to represent qualifying clients in Marion County Circuit
Court. PDMC has an annual budge of approximately $3M. PDMC employs a
diverse staff of 25 people including attorneys, administrative staff, legal
assistants, and investigators. The organization is governed by a seven-member
Board of Trustees, with members appointed by the Chief Justice of the Oregon
Supreme Court, the Oregon State Bar, Marion County Board of Commissioners,
and members serving at large.
equivalent. Management experience includes demonstrated leadership in
public defense, supervising and supporting staff, creating a collegial
workplace, implementing and maintaining office policies, communicating
with criminal justice stakeholders, and working with a Board of Trustees.
trial advocacy. Ability to advice on Oregon’s Rules of Professional
skills, including internal communications (with staff and the Board) and
external communications (with criminal justice stakeholders).
and an ability to advocate for systemic change at the county and state
level on behalf of PDMC and our clients.
communities and other disenfranchised groups.
principles and experience managing organizational finances.
Salary rage of $105,000 to $120,000 depending on experience, plus excellent
Apply by March 16, 2021 by submitting the following:
qualify you to become the Executive Director of PDMC, and
Send via email as a PDF to PDMC’s office manager Cathy Hoffman
firstname.lastname@example.org / Subject line: PDMC Executive Search
Public Defender of Marion County, Inc. has an opening for a trial
attorney qualified to try major felonies, with preference given to
candidates who are qualified to try murder cases.
Fluency in Spanish as well as English is a definite plus.
Approximately 35% of our clients are Spanish speaking.
We are dedicated to a holistic approach to the representation of our
clients and a supportive work environment for our attorneys.
Apply by sending a resume, cover letter and writing sample, before
March 10, 2021, to: email@example.com (please reference
"Attorney position" in the subject field)
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We
offer a generous benefits package that currently includes: 100%
employer paid health and dental insurance, life insurance, AD & D
insurance, long term disability insurance, vision benefit, medical
reimbursement benefit for out of pocket medical expenses, paid
vacation, sick and personal time off and a 401(k) plan with up to a
5% payroll contribution match and a 5% annual contribution.
PDMC is an equal opportunity employer.