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State Public Defender Director
The Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD) is seeking a Department Director responsible for the overall operation and administration of the system.  The Director is appointed by a seven-member Commission to a four-year term.  Work requires exercising oversight of a statewide indigent defense system to ensure quality legal representation of eligible persons.   
The State Public Defender Director is responsible for oversight of an annual budget of approximately $53 million and direction of 615 employees in 46 offices across Missouri.  The Director testifies before legislative bodies regarding legislation that impacts the system and in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Commission. This position will be based in Columbia or Jefferson City, Missouri.    
Position: State Public Defender Director
Organization: Missouri State Public Defender
Location: Columbia,  MO 
United States
Salary: Starting salary range $141,640-153,957/year contingent upon experience.
Posting Start Date: 10/18/2019
Date Posted: 10/18/2019
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS:  The Director must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri or have the qualifications to become a member of the Missouri Bar.  Individual must have substantial experience in criminal defense; be dedicated to the goals of providing and improving the quality of legal representation; possess leadership experience within a large, diverse organization staffed with professionals; have strong organizational, analytical, and writing skills; have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, judiciary, Commission members, employees, media, and the general public; have the ability to interpret, evaluate, and apply laws and policies relating to MSPD and to adapt existing programs to meet new and changing requirements; and possess the highest degree of integrity.  The Director must devote full-time to the duties of the office and may not otherwise engage in the practice of law. 
BENEFITS:  Starting salary range $141,640-153,957/year contingent upon experience.  In addition, the State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package including retirement; health, life, and long-term disability insurance; deferred compensation plan; paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; and excellent training opportunities. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must complete the Director Application to be eligible for employment consideration.  Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2019.  Visit the MSPD website at www.publicdefender.mo.gov  for more information and to obtain the Director Application
Status: This listing expires on: 1/16/2020
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Missouri State Public Defender
1000 W Nifong, Bldg 7, Ste 100

Columbia,  MO 65203
United States
573-777-9977 x204
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