Public Defender Immigration Specialist (Attorney II/III)
County of Ventura Public Defender's Office
Location: Ventura, California
Type: Full Time
The County of Ventura is currently seeking a Public Defender Immigration Specialist (Attorney II/III).
Under the administrative direction of the Public Defender and the Assistant Public Defender, the Public Defender Immigration Specialist performs professional legal services as assigned by the Public Defender requiring interaction with clients, the public, other governmental agencies, and members of the legal profession. This position is responsible for providing trial attorneys with detailed and accurate advice regarding potential immigration consequences of criminal charges and formulating immigration-safe settlement offers and alternative dispositions.
These are the entrance requirements to the examination process, possession of which assures neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
Education, Training, and Experience Attorney II: Applicants must be law school graduates who have been licensed by the California Bar Association. The Attorney II level requires a minimum of two (2) years of legal experience. Advancement within the series is dependent upon sustained meritorious performance and in accordance with the business needs of the department.
Attorney III: Applicants must be law school graduates who have been licensed by the California Bar Association. Attorney III requires a minimum of four (4) years of legal experience.
Necessary Special Requirements
Must be an active member of and in good standing with the California State Bar Association;
Must have two (2) or more years of experience as a practicing attorney at the Attorney II level, or four (4) or more years of experience as a practicing attorney at the Attorney III level;
Must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English and Spanish;
Must possess at least one (1) year of experience in complex and advanced removal representation before Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (B.I.A) or United States Court of Appeals;
Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted (with the exception of corrective lenses) California Driver License at and during the time of employment.
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