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RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING & RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST (ATTORNEY)
PURPOSE OF CLASS:  In the Division of Public Defender Services, this class is accountable for assisting in the recruitment of Attorneys and assisting in the development and implementation of training of staff in the areas of racial justice and equity and legal areas of criminal defense.
SUPERVISION:
Works under general supervision of Director of Training and Director of Human Resources.  May lead other staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Recruitment:  Develops recruitment strategies for the development of an applicant pool for attorneys with a focus on diversity; Responsible for the administration and oversight of the Division’s Intern program;  recruits interns on an annual basis; develops relationships with colleges, universities and Law Schools for recruitment purposes;  speaks at events discussing attorney positions at colleges, universities and Law Schools; represents the Division at job/intern recruitment events; develops recruitment strategies for the Division; may assist Human Resources in the recruitment process; maintains contact with potential applicants; maintains contact and meets regularly with newly hired attorney staff; may coordinate events outside of Division for recruitment purposes.
Training: Works with the Training Director, the Racial Justice & Cultural Competency Committee, as well as other stakeholders to develop, support, and promote racial justice and equity training; will work to ensure that the Training Unit trainings are inclusive and that they proactively address issues, challenges and approaches to confront racism in our practice areas. Will spearhead new initiatives including hosting a recurring racial equity webinar series and creating and maintaining web based equity resources. Responsible for development of Intern training program, and assists Director of Training as needed in providing other areas of training to Division staff. Works with Deputy Chief Public Defender on administration of mentoring program.
Performs Other Related Duties: May mentor other attorneys; may work on trials or other legal matters; may be assigned temporarily to an office location.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of law, legal process, legal principles and practice; knowledge of criminal defense litigation, knowledge of court proceedings and practices; knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; strong interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to develop professional relationships with various stakeholders; considerable ability to develop strategies and implement programs or tasks to address areas of recruitment; knowledge of adult learning and the ability to develop and implement training programs; strong presentation skills; considerable computer and software ability to communicate and develop presentations and marketing materials.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A degree from an accredited law school and admission to the Connecticut Bar or admitted to another State’s bar and be eligible to be admitted to the Connecticut Bar.  If Bar exam is required for admission, must be taken at next administration of exam following appointment.
Desirable Experience: Experience in training, recruitment, making presentations and development of strategies and action plans. Cultural sensitivity/competence and/or diversity and inclusion and/or anti-racism training, course work, or other experience developing expertise in these areas; Experience as a presenter or coach at training programs or at in-house office training sessions.
Position: RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING & RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST (ATTORNEY)
Organization: Division of Public Defender Services
Location: Hartford,  CT 
United States
Salary: $72,458 – 81,506
Posting Start Date: 10/2/2020
Date Posted: 10/2/2020
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POSITION OPENING TO THE PUBLIC
RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING & RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST (ATTORNEY)
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER
OCTOBER 1, 2020


*PLEASE POST AND CIRCULATE*
The Division of Public Defender Services is seeking an Attorney to serve as part of the Training
and
Human Resources teams.  This is an exciting opportunity involving developing and implementing
racial justice and equity training programs for the Division as well as assisting in the
recruitment of Attorneys for the Division.

Successful candidate will report to Director of Human Resources and Director of Training.

Starting Salary (New Hires) is $72,458 – 81,506 depending on experience. Position has full State
benefits.

Desirable candidates should have experience in training, recruitment, making presentations.
Cultural sensitivity/competence and/or diversity and inclusion and/or anti-racism training, course
work, or other experience developing expertise in these areas;  must be admitted to the Connecticut
Bar or a member of another State Bar and eligible for admission to Connecticut Bar at next
scheduled Bar Exam after appointment if required for admission.

Applicants  must  submit  Letter  of  Interest,  Resume,  Attorney  Questionnaire  and  Employment
Application.

Employment  Application  and  Attorney  Questionnaire  can  be  obtained  from  our  website:
https://portal.ct.gov/OCPD/Employment/Employment-Opportunities































Internal  candidates interested  in  transfer  are  required  to  submit  an  updated  Attorney
Questionnaire, Letter of Interest and Resume.

ALL  APPLICATION  DOCUMENTS  MUST  BE  SUBMITTED  IN  ONE  DOCUMENT  PACKAGE  and submitted to
Diane.Fitzpatrick@jud.ct.gov no later than October 16, 2020







































Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Division Of Public Defender Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disability.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/31/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
Division of Public Defender Services
Address:
30 Trinity St 4th Fl

Hartford,  CT 06106
United States
Email:
diane.fitzpatrick@jud.ct.gov
Phone:
(860) 509-6432
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