Deputy Public Defender I: As our entry level attorney position, DPD-I attorneys handle misdemeanor caseloads, vertically representing indigent adult criminal defendants in all stages of misdemeanor criminal proceedings. Information regarding salary and benefits can be found here. To check for openings, please visit Contra Costa Career Pages.
Deputy Public Defender II: One year of prior experience as a deputy public defender is required. Attorneys in this classification typically handle either juvenile delinquency or low level felony caseloads. Information regarding salary and benefits can be found here. Applications are accepted as positions become available. To check for openings, please visit Contra Costa Career Pages.
Deputy Public Defender III: CCPD attorneys are automatically promoted into this position after one year in the Deputy Public Defender II classification. Attorneys in the DPD III classification typically handle a more complex and serious caseload in juvenile or adult felonies, mental health, or a specialty court. Information regarding salary and benefits can be found here.
Deputy Public Defender IV: experienced attorneys in the Deputy Public Defender III classification are promoted into this position following a competitive, merit-based examination. Attorneys in the DPD IV classification handle the most complex and serious cases in the office, including capital cases. Information regarding salary and benefits can be found here.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
CCPD is an equal opportunity employer; we actively seek diversity among our staff. CCPD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, medical condition, physical or sensorial disability, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation or veteran's status. CCPD seeks to hire, develop and advance, on the basis of professional ability, attorneys of varying backgrounds in sufficient numbers to ensure that the composition of the firm at all levels reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.