TITLE: Assistant Public Defender – Full Time Position

Under the supervision of the Chief Public Defender, the Assistant Public Defender is responsible for
assisting in the implementation, oversight and direction of the Public Defender Office. Also responsible
for ensuring Ionia County meets all constitutional and legislative requirements as they pertain to
indigent adult criminal offenders charged with felonies and misdemeanors.

Requirements: Juris Doctor Degree with a Certificate of Admittance to the State Bar of Michigan as
evidence of continued good professional standing and authority to practice law throughout the state.
Preference for prior criminal law experience, and trial experience involving felonies and misdemeanors.

A valid vehicle operator’s license; regular, reliable and predictable attendance; comfortable with the
daily use of technology; ability to perform without additional clerical support, if necessary. Must
maintain State Bar of Michigan Certificate of Admittance throughout employment with the county.

Annual wage range for attorney licensed for less than four years is $73,712.34 – $90,260.82, and for
attorney with more than four years is $81,688.23 – $99,489.78, plus complete county employee fringe
benefit package.

Ionia County offers a rich benefit package including the following:

  • Medical insurance – 5% employee premium co-pay per pay period
  • Health Savings Account – employer contribution of $600/single coverage; $1200/2-person or family coverage
  • Group Life Insurance, $30,000
  • Group Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(a) and 457 Deferred Compensation plans
  • Voluntary dental, vision, life insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital plans
  • Vacation days
  • Personal days
  • Holiday pay

Please complete an application form available here, and send to hr@ioniacounty.org, or Ionia County Human Resources, 101 W. Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846.

Ionia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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To apply for an open position, download the Ionia County Employment Application and return it to:

Ionia County Administrative Building
Human Resources
101 West Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846

Employment Application