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Posted by: Jessica Vanella - 8/23/2023
Job Expires: 10/1/2023
First Assistant Public Defender Attorney

The Oswego County Public Defender’s Office has an immediate opening for a First Assistant Public Defender responsible for assisting the Public Defender in overseeing and participating in the counsel and representation of indigent persons in criminal courts, with emphasis on criminal defense related matters and for the management of the professional staff at the office with wide leeway for the exercise of independent judgement.


Qualifications:  Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school and four (4) years of experience in the practice of criminal law and/or in Family Court. Special Requirement:  NYS License to practice law. Candidate must be a resident of Oswego County at time of appointment.


Starting Salary:  $107,270 – $144,477. Salary negotiable to be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Oswego County offers a competitive benefit package including: health insurance, life insurance, and NYS retirement. Candidates may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.



To Apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Visit our website to complete an online application or submit a paper application to the address below. Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.



Oswego County Human Resources Department

46 East Bridge Street

Oswego, New York 13126

(315) 349-8209    Fax: (315) 349-8254








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