PUBLIC DEFENDER INTAKE SPECIALIST I
|Department||OPD District Operations|
|Date Opened||1/4/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||6/14/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$31,599.00 - $47,182.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Janynee Covington|
The Office of the Public Defender is a statewide independent agency charged with providing superior legal representation to indigent defendants. The agency’s vision is Justice, Fairness and Dignity for All. Employees are committed to the core values of culture of excellence, client centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and are united in achieving the agency’s mission.
The Office of the Public Defender is seeking detail oriented applicants with customer service and data entry skills for full-time, entry level, Public Defender Intake Specialist I. The position requires the ability to work in a fast paced environment in the Prince George’s County office. Travel between offices is required as well as travel to the county detention center for client interviews. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
LOCATION OF POSITION
14735 Main Street
Suite 272B Courthouse
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Main Purpose of Job
Intake Specialists interview clients requesting public defender representation for trials and bail hearings. Significant client contact is required to provide and gather information for case file preparation and attorney assistance. Data entry of case information is required in this position. Conducting interviews in an adult detention facility setting.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Six months of experience interviewing persons for the purpose of obtaining and verifying background or financial information.
1. Candidates may substitute additional experience interviewing persons for the purpose of obtaining background or financial information on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Compliance Inspection and Support classifications or Compliance Inspection and Support specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Proficiency in data entry, strong communication skills and experience working in a fast paced retail or office environment. Customer service experience and a strong interest in working with indigent defendants and their families. Experience working with CJIS and/or JIS systems.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.
Online Applications Preferred. Please fax all paper applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-2260.
Inquiries regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to: Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21202; or by calling (410) 767-8500, toll free: 877-430-5187; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.
A paper copy of the MD State application form and questionnaire can be downloaded from the link below.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.