Support Staff

Client Services Specialist
The Department's staff includes a Client Services Specialist who assists staff attorneys with their cases. This position is responsible for working with attorneys to find alternatives to incarceration. 

The CSS contacts various rehabilitation programs, primarily drug and alcohol, arranges for interviews with the client, and often transports the client to the program. 

Clerical
Clerical workers employed in all the Department's offices provide many types of support for the Department's legal work. Legal clerks process case files, send letters to clients, type legal briefs and answer questions in person or on the telephone. 

Salary and Benefits
PUBLIC DEFENDER CLIENT SERVICES SPECIALIST
CLERK-EXPERIENCED LEVEL
CLERK-SENIOR LEVEL
CLERK-SPECIALIST LEVEL

How To Apply
Support Staff positions are filled through the county's Human Resources Department. Permanent positions are filled through a competitive civil service examination process conducted continuously by the Human Resources Department. 

Persons interested in applying for such a position should contact the Contra Costa County Human Resources Department and monitor its list of examinations and the procedures for filing an application.