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Case Contractor

Salary: $3,192 - $3,916 per month, depending upon individual's education and experience.

Job Description: The Case Contractor works under the direction of the Deputy Director or other designated attorney and is responsible for administering the contracting of Missouri State Public Defender cases to private counsel. Position will be located in the Columbia Director's Office.

Duties include contracting cases; recruiting contract counsel; communicating with contract counsel, district offices, and court personnel; maintaining a database of contract counsel and contracted cases; handling associated fiscal and budgetary responsibilities; preparing reports; assisting with monitoring and evaluating the performance of and training contract counsel; and ensuring that Missouri State Public Defender policies and practices are communicated to and followed by contract counsel. Will be responsible for other special projects as assigned. Work is self-directed.

Qualifications: Preference for licensed attorney or July bar candidate. Will consider others who have bachelor's degree with specialization in law, business administration, paralegal studies, criminal justice, or related fields plus three years relevant work experience. Relevant experience, which may be substituted for educational requirements, includes professional business or office management experience; legal work experience; or progressively responsible experience in office assistant or secretarial position.