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The City of Anacortes seeks a Public Defender
February 28, 2023 | Chinami Arai

The City of Anacortes is seeking a Public Defender to join our Administrative Services team to provide public defense services to indigent clients.

Anacortes’ high quality of life and strong sense of community make it a desirable place to live and work, a fact that is proudly attested to by its 17,000+ residents. Tenure among its employees is long and turnover rates are low. Employees have a strong work ethic and are committed to providing responsive and quality public services to a diverse citizenry.


Graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Strong desire to work in indigent defense. Between five and eight years of progressively responsible experience is required. Experience in all areas of criminal law. Licenses and other requirements: Licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association. Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.

Miscellaneous Information

Benefits include choice between medical plans including health savings accounts with high deductible health plans, flexible spending accounts, prescription plans, dental, orthodontia, & vision, dual insurance incentives for spouses & dependents, choice of Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plan 2 or Plan 3 pension, choice of two deferred compensation programs, vacation beginning at 8 hours/month, sick leave beginning at 1 day/month, bereavement leave, 11 paid holidays, and 3 personal holidays, exchange time accrual, long-term disability, life insurance for employee and dependents, employee assistance program, and fitness reimbursement plans.

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