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Attorney - Training Development Coordinator

Company name

State of Montana Office of the State Public Defender

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required

Location

Bozeman, MT

Date Last Verified

Nov 16,2017

Posted on

Nov 14,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Attorney - Training Development Coordinator The candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, coordinating and evaluating the OPD training and development program in all aspects of criminal and civil law involving public defense. Determines the educational and professional development needs of Public Defenders and staff, and schedules training for required or professionally beneficial courses, seminars, programs, etc. The position personally trains, mentors, and provides input to performance appraisals of staff. Assists in the development and dissemination of standards, procedures, and policies that will ensure that public defender services are provided consistently throughout the state; consolidate information on important aspects of public defense and provide for a collection of official opinions, legal briefs, and other relevant information; provide assistance with research or briefs and provide other technical assistance requested by a public defender; apply for and assist in the disbursement of federal funds or other grant money to aid the statewide public defender system; maintain a client caseload as determined by the Director; and perform other duties assigned by the Director. This position hired by and reports to the Director and supervises a Public Defender and Support Staff. Also responsible for providing support to the Director, including but not limited to, legal advice, acting as a liaison and representing the Director in meetings, councils and other venues as determined by the Director, ensuring operational and quality performance of the Office, and assisting the director in personnel, budget and legislative issues.

Qualification and Experience

he candidate should have Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school and license to practice law in Montana on date of hire. Must have 6-years practical experience in law, preferably in litigation of criminal and civil law involving public defense, and possess progressively responsible leadership skills. Coursework in business or public administration preferred. Must be knowledgeable in the public defender arena and general business applications; in legal and court policies, procedures, practices, terminology and systems; state and federal laws, rules and regulations and the development and deployment of training programs for staff. Must have demonstrated verbal and written communication, negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills, management, supervisory and organizational skills to provide strong leadership and direction. Must be self-motivated and customer-oriented to develop and implement statewide policies based on short and long-term strategic planning goals, to advance statewide and agency-specific program and goals, concepts and practices; to recognize, analyze and solve complex problems; to deal effectively with highly sensitive public, political and agency specific issues; to assess hypothetical situations and impacts; to consolidate a unified strategy in response to numerous issues and concerns; to make proper decisions in stressful situations; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the public, elected officials, defendants, witnesses, county and district court judges, court personnel, law enforcement personnel; and to accept the direction of the Central Services Division Administrator and the Director.Must be knowledgeable in the public defender arena and general business applications; in legal and court policies, procedures, practices, terminology and systems; state and federal laws, rules and regulations and the development and deployment of training programs for staff. Must have demonstrated verbal and written communication, negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills, management, supervisory and organizational skills to provide strong leadership and direction. Must be self-motivated and customer-oriented to develop and implement statewide policies based on short and long-term strategic planning goals, to advance statewide and agency-specific program and goals, concepts and practices; to recognize, analyze and solve complex problems; to deal effectively with highly sensitive public, political and agency specific issues; to assess hypothetical situations and impacts; to consolidate a unified strategy in response to numerous issues and concerns; to make proper decisions in stressful situations; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the public, elected officials, defendants, witnesses, county and district court judges, court personnel, law enforcement personnel; and to accept the direction of the Central Services Division Administrator and the Director.

Closing Date: Nov 30, 2017, 6:59:00 AM.

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