Employment Advantages & Our Benefits

There are many advantages of working for the Office of the Public Defender including the opportunity to work and learn under the guidance of well-respected, experienced criminal practitioners. In addition, working for the Office of the Public Defender carries with it some excellent benefits so prospective employees may monitor the Maricopa County Career Site for job announcements.
  1. Benefit Package
  2. Employment Advantages
  3. Opportunities & How to Apply

Benefit Package


  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 100% subsidized city bus fares
  • 120.9 hours of paid Personal Leave annually (with increases based on length of service*)
  • 40.3 hours of paid Family/Medical Leave annually (with increases based on length of service*)
  • Automatic payroll deposits
  • Basic life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance of 1x annual salary
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) opportunities
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Dental plan and vision insurance coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs) for medical and child care expenses
  • Payroll savings plans
  • Retirement program with contributions matched by the employer
  • Short/long-term disability programs
  • State Bar dues paid for attorneys
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Attorneys
* Employees who work less than 40 hours per week accrue Personal and F/M Leave on a pro-rata basis.