Job Opportunities

Job Title Vacancy #

Lead Human Resources Specialist

Open until Aug 22, 2022
PDS 2022-22
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Trial Attorney

Open until Sep 6, 2022
PDS-2022-23
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Felony I Trial Attorney

Open until Aug 12, 2022
PDS-2022-21
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Social Work Internship (with the Mental Health Division)

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Fall Law Clerkship

Open until Sep 9, 2022
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Criminal Law Internship Program (CLIP)

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Notice:

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a federally funded, independent organization; governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, PDS provides legal representation to individuals facing a loss of freedom in the local criminal, delinquency, and mental health systems in the District of Columbia. PDS’s approximately 235 attorneys, social workers, investigative specialists, administrative, and technical staff collaborate with each other to advance the PDS mission. PDS’s main office is located at 633 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. District of Columbia residency is not a requirement for employment. PDS is funded by federal appropriations, and all employees are entitled to participate in the federal health and life insurance plans, the federal retirement plans (FERS, FERS-RAE, FERS-FRAE, CSRS, CSRS-Offset), and the Thrift Savings Plan. Transferring employees will receive recognition of creditable federal service for leave accrual and retirement purposes. Employment at PDS is neither federal nor District of Columbia government employment, and all employees are at-will.  

PDS is an E-Verify participating agency.  Please see the Right to Work Poster and the E-Verify Participation Poster for more information.