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Public Defender Intake Specialist I

Company: State of Maryland
Location: Calvert
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:



200 Duke Street, Suite 1400, Prince Frederick, MD. 20678

Main Purpose of Job

The Public Defender Intake Specialist I, is the first interaction clients have with the Office of the Public Defender. Professionalism and people skills are a must. Intake Specialists will answer phones, enter data and interview clients for information relevant to case files and to determine eligibility for representation by the Office of the Public Defender. Employees in this classification do not supervise.


The Office of the Public Defender is seeking detail oriented applicants with customer service and data entry skills for a full-time, entry level, Public Defender Intake Specialist I. The position requires the ability to work in a fast paced environment in the Prince Frederick, Maryland office located at 200 Duke Street. Travel between offices is required as well as travel to the county detention center for client interviews. The Public Defender Intake Specialist I, interviews defendants to obtain background and financial information to determine eligibility for public defender services. Application information is obtained from defendants and their families in our office, and the detention center.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six months of experience interviewing persons for the purpose of obtaining and verifying background or financial information.


  1. Candidates may substitute additional experience interviewing persons for the purpose of obtaining background or financial information on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

  2. Candidates may substitute 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Compliance Inspection and Support classifications or Compliance Inspection and Support specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Proficiency in data entry, strong communication skills and experience working in a fast paced retail or office environment. Customer service experience and a strong interest in working with indigent defendants and their families.


Limited to Office of the Public Defender employees only.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the examination for this classification. Successful candidates will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, OR QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Online applications preferred. Please fax all paper applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-2260.

Inquiries regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to: Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21202; or by calling (410) 767-8497, toll free: 877-430-5187; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

A paper copy of the MD State application form and questionnaire can be downloaded from the link below.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here. Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

300-301 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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