The Office of
Defense Services


The Office of Defense Services (ODS) offers career opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, investigators, social workers and information technology professionals. ODS fills jobs as they become vacant. For information about the ODS’ law clerk program and internships, please click on the links at the bottom of this section.

If you are interested in working at the ODS, please email a cover letter and resume to Donna Thomas at You may also FAX your cover letter and resume to Ms. Thomas at (302) 577-3995. ODS will send an electronic confirmation after your resume is received. ODS will keep your resume on file for 36 months. As positions become available, ODS will review your resume to see if you meet the requirements for the vacant position(s).

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Job Description:

The Public Defender’s Office is seeking a highly motivated, organized, Masters Level clinician for a contract position in the New Castle County Psycho-Forensic Unit.

The Public Defender’s Office will be providing representation to individuals eligible for sentence modification under Delaware’s new Habitual Offender law.  As part of our representation in these cases, the contract Psycho-Forensic Evaluator will review each case, provide assessment, gather and review mitigation, provide a sentencing recommendation, and, develop a reentry plans for eligible individuals. The contract PFE may also work on other Public Defender cases as needed assisting the attorneys by conducting evaluations, providing mitigation and implementing treatment and alternative sentencing plans.

The candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in a clinical or criminal justice field with strong writing, assessment and clinical skills.  Duties include interviewing clients in DOC facilities, family members, treatment providers and DOC personnel; gathering and reviewing records; coordinating with community based treatment providers and the criminal justice system; assisting with reentry efforts; writing mitigation reports and treatment plans for case resolution; etc.

Interested candidates should send a resume and clinical writing sample (such as a Biopsychosocial) to Kerry Ferriter: Psycho-Forensic Unit Supervisor,  (302-468-5040).  Application deadline:  July 24, 2017.

Job Description:

The Office of Defense Services’ Public Defender’s Office seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic attorney to fill a casual/seasonal position in the New Castle County office.  The attorney must be admitted to the Delaware Bar.  Job duties will include violation of probation hearings, bail hearings, capias return hearings and other court calendars as needed.  The attorney will be responsible for conducting court hearings independently gaining valuable knowledge and experience.


The salary is $30.00 per hour for 29.75 hours per week. This position is not a full time state position and does not carry state benefits.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to Donna Thomas ( or via fax to (302) 577 3395, Attention Donna Thomas. The application deadline is July 21, 2017.

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