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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 pdo.employment@delaware.gov. 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).

Internships | Law Clerk Programs

OPEN POSITIONS


Full Time Assistant Public Defender for the Superior Court in Sussex County

The Office of Defense Services’ Public Defender’s Office seeks a motivated and enthusiastic attorney to join our Georgetown office in a full-time capacity defending clients in Superior Court in Sussex County.   To qualify for the job, the attorney must be admitted to the Delaware Bar. Job duties will primarily include a felony caseload in Superior Court and will also encompass representing clients in violation of probation hearings, specialty courts, and other court calendars as needed.

Applicants with experience in criminal law are preferred. Applicants without experience in criminal law but with a strong interest in the field and litigation experience are also encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with experience. These positions are full time with state benefits. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to Denise.Matz@Delaware.gov.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Application end date: Until filled


Contract Attorney New Castle County Family Court

The Office of Defense Services’ Public Defender’s Office seeks a motivated and enthusiastic attorney to join our Wilmington office in a contract capacity defending clients in Family Court in New Castle County.   To qualify for the job, the attorney must be admitted to the Delaware Bar. Job duties will primarily include an adult misdemeanor caseload in Family Court and will also encompass representing clients in violation of probation hearings, specialty courts, and other court calendars as needed.

Applicants with experience in criminal law are preferred. Applicants without experience in criminal law but with a strong interest in the field and litigation experience are also encouraged to apply. The position is a contract position without state benefits.  The annual contract amount is set at $70,000.00.  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to Kathryn.Lunger@delaware.gov.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Application end date: Until filled


Full Time Assistant Public Defender for the Court of Common Pleas in Sussex County

The Office of Defense Services’ Public Defender’s Office seeks a motivated and enthusiastic attorney to join our Georgetown office in a full-time capacity defending clients in the Court of Common Pleas in Sussex County.   To qualify for the job, the attorney must be admitted to the Delaware Bar. Job duties will primarily include misdemeanor trials in the Court of Common Pleas and will also encompass representing clients in violation of probation hearings, specialty courts, and other court calendars as needed.

Applicants with experience in criminal law are preferred. Applicants without experience in criminal law but with a strong interest in the field and litigation experience are also encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with experience. These positions are full time with state benefits. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to Denise.Matz@Delaware.gov.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Application end date: Until filled


Kent County Intake Clerk

The Office of Defense Services is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual for a clerical position in our Kent County Office.  This is a casual/seasonal position with an hourly rate of $18.00 per hour.  The total hours per week are 29.75. There are no state benefits associated with this position.

This position would be responsible for interviewing clients, answering phones, opening files, scanning, closing files and other clerical jobs. Bilingual candidate preferred; at a minimum, the candidate should have the ability to understand and to make one’s self understood to all Spanish speaking individuals.  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to Tracy Huey at Tracy.Huey@delaware.gov.   We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The application deadline is April 30, 2021.


Sussex County Intake Clerk

The Office of Defense Services is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual for a clerical position in our Sussex County Office.  This is a casual/seasonal position with an hourly rate of $18.00 per hour.  The total hours per week are 29.75. There are no state benefits associated with this position.

This position would be responsible for interviewing clients, answering phones, opening files, scanning, closing files and other clerical jobs. Bilingual candidate preferred; at a minimum, the candidate should have the ability to understand and to make one’s self understood to all Spanish speaking individuals.  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to Denise Matz at Denise.Matz@delaware.gov.   We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The application deadline is May 7, 2021.


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