Office of the Territorial Public Defender
Chief Territorial Public Defender
U.S. Virgin Islands
The Chief Territorial Public Defender is under the direction and supervision of the Public Defender Administration Board.
Principle Duties: (Not All Inclusive) The Chief Territorial Public Defender oversees general operations of the Public Defender’s Office, including monitoring case assignments and caseloads, developing, and implementing effective policies, practices, and procedures and providing assistance to Territorial Public Defenders as needed to assure proper and effective Public Defender services for Virgin Islands residents.
This includes communicating/administering personnel programs, providing orientation and training, coordinating work assignments, establishing goals/standards, evaluating job performance, maintaining discipline, and informing staff of organizational development. This guidance to staff includes technical and legal problems.
Periodically, the Chief Territorial Public Defender analyzes human resources needs and recommends increases/decreases in staff, interviews and hires job candidates, and reviews position responsibilities. Updates and assures proper maintenance of department personnel files.
The Chief Territorial Public Defender ensures that the offices in each district are maintained in good condition and provides a workplace that is conducive to fulfilling the mission of OTPD.
Requirements: A Jurist Doctorate Degree from an accredited Law School and admission to the V.I. Bar (in good standing). (Not all inclusive)
Salary commensurate with experience.
To view full vacancy announcement, please visit Careers | Office of the Territorial Public Defender of the USVI (otpdvi.gov).
To apply please forward a cover letter, resume and references to: Ms. Kieran J. Isidore, Administrator, at email@example.com, (340) 773-6312 ext. 2223 or to Ms. Renelle C. Stephens, CPM., Assistant Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (340) 774-8181 ext. 3223 on or before Friday, December 15th, 2023.
“Equal Opportunity Employer”