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Chief Deputy Public Defender



Has an opening for:

Chief Deputy Public Defender 

Full Time 

$63,170.28 - $81,017.24


Are you a motivated, service-driven individual?  If so, we need to talk!  We are looking for someone to protect the rights of indigent persons by providing quality legal representation to those persons who are alleged to have violated the law of the Commonwealth within Franklin County.  We want a self-starter who wants to make a difference and give back to their community.  If that is you, contact us today!


About Us

Franklin County is a great place to live and work! Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Tuscarora mountains in South Central Pennsylvania but not far from DC, Baltimore and the beaches of the mid-Atlantic, Franklin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth.  We want the best people working to serve the 155,000+ residents that call this beautiful area “home.” 



Juris Doctorate degree licensed and admitted to Pennsylvania Bar or has taken Pennsylvania bar examination.  At least three years of experience as a criminal defense attorney required, preferably as a public defender, or other legal experience as deemed transferrable in the discretion of the Chief Public Defender. 


Applications may be obtained at: FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES, 272 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or at  Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on 11/29/2023.  EOE