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Office of the Public Defender

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The New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (NJOPD) is always searching for the highest quality attorneys, investigators, paralegals and clerical staff to join the agency and provide our clients with the best legal representation.  

Anyone interested in employment opportunities with the NJOPD should contact:

William Wander
Human Resources Manager
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market St
P.O. Box 850
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone (609) 292-8353
Fax (609) 984-0251

Mr. Wander can be e-mailed at OPD.Recruitment@opd.nj.gov

The Office of the Public Defender (OPD) is currently seeking to fill entry-level clerical positions in Middlesex and Somerset Counties (clerical skills required).  Please submit your resume with salary requirement to Judith Smith at judith.smith@opd.nj.gov for this employment opportunity.

CURRENT POSTING(S)

SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT 2 - Office of Law Guardian #2024-022

CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT POSTINGS

Assistant Deputy Public Advocate 1 - Posting #2024-001

Assistant Deputy Public Advocate 2 - Posting #2024-002

Assistant Deputy Public Advocate 3 - Posting #2024-003

Assistant Deputy Public Defender 1 - Posting #2024-004

Assistant Deputy Public Defender 2 - Posting #2024-005

Assistant Deputy Public Defender 3 - Posting #2024-006

Attorney Assistant - Posting #2024-007

Investigator Apprentice - Posting #2024-008

Clerk Typist - Posting #2024-009

The NJOPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains an Affirmative Action Office at the Hughes Justice Complex. The Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer is Dana Lane, Esq. She can be contacted by phone at (609) 292-7087.


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