Training Attorney and Capacity Building Attorney
The Indigent Defense Improvement Division of the Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) is seeking up to three excellent, creative, self-driven, flexible, and generous attorneys committed to supporting and improving indigent defense in California and advancing social justice.
By legislative mandate, OSPD’s Indigent Defense Improvement Division provides training and technical assistance to county-based indigent defense systems. In addition, it engages in activities to improve indigent defense across the State. IDID is a new division, and the attorneys who join will be given broad responsibilities and opportunities to develop programs that meet the needs of attorneys and communities in California.
Under the general supervision of the Supervising Deputy State Public Defender (Training Director), the Training Attorney (Attorney III) works both independently and collaboratively to plan, develop and implement training programs for indigent defense counsel and defense teams, including social workers and investigators. These trainings may run the gamut from broad skills-based training to highly specialized areas of the law. In addition, the training attorney will work to develop a cohort of trainers in California, increasing the capacity of local offices to do their own training and identify local and national experts with whom to partner. In collaboration with the Training Director, the Training Attorneys work to meet the training needs of specific regions, general and specialized subject area training, and respond to evolving needs based on significant changes in the law. Some travel is required for this role.
OSPD is proud of its diverse staff. Our inclusive culture improves the quality of our work lives and makes us better advocates for our clients. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, and supporting our employees regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, exercise of the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex, and/or sexual orientation.
Full time telework is permitted for these positions, but the applicant must reside in California.
The vacancies are posted on the State CalCareers website at https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=307715.