Opportunities with OSPD

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   Current state employees or individuals with list eligibility may apply for the following specific job opportunities. This includes employees who are within transfer range or who have reinstatement rights. In the interest of promptly filling open positions, please contact OSPD’s Human Resources Office for additional information by calling (916) 322-2676 or


Exams: Deputy State Public Defender exam will be used to fill vacancies in OSPD’s Indigent Defense and Capital Appeals units.

Final Filing Date: 7/1/2022

Candidates are required to submit:

1) Standard State Application (STD 678) and

2) Training & Experience Evaluation (located at the end of the bulletin).

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Intern Program – Assist with preparing appeals and habeas corpus petitions to the California Supreme Court

The Office of the State Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation