Announcement Number: 2038953111
Steve S isolak
STATE OF NEVADA
DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES
896 West Nye Lane, Suite 202 | Carson City, NV 89703-1578
Phone: (775) 687-8490 | dids.nv.gov
Deputy Director - Department of Indigent Defense Services
Posted - March 12, 2021
The Department of Indigent Defense Services (DIDS) is accepting applications for the
position of Deputy Director. DIDS is located in Nevada's State Capitol, Carson City, near
beautiful Lake Tahoe in Northern Nevada. The area blends a mix of old-fashioned charm
and history with modern cultural opportunities, a destination location to live, work and
SUMMARY: The Deputy Director performs a wide variety of administrative and support
functions that enable the Department of Indigent Defense Services to function effectively.
With Nevada's public defense reform efforts, this position will be tasked with addressing
dynamic and challenging issues, as well as assisting the Board on Indigent Defense
Services in becoming a strong resource for public defenders and counties in Nevada.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, duties include:
• The Deputy Director is responsible for reviewing the manner in which indigent
defense services are provided throughout the state including:
o obtaining information relating to caseloads of attorneys providing indigent
o conducting on-site visits (pandemic permitting) of court proceedings
throughout the state to determine the manner in which indigent defense
services are provided,
o ensuring that minimum standards, Board Regulations, and court rules
regarding the provisions of indigent defense services are being followed,
o identify any practices which may violate regulations of the Board of Indigent
Defense Services, and
o confirm representation of indigent defendants is being provided in an
• This Deputy Director will be responsible for recommending a corrective action plan
for counties which do not meet the minimum standards for the provision of indigent
defense or is in any other manner deficient in the provision of indigent defense.
• The Deputy Director is also responsible for data collection. The Department is
using LegalServer for data collection. Experience with LegalServer (or experience
in building software programs) is a plus.
MIMIMUM Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Juris Doctor degree and be
licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada. Applicants must hold a valid driver's
license. In addition, the most competitive applicants should have the following:
• Knowledge of Nevada's criminal court system, legal terminology, procedures, and
• Experience developing and implementing strategic plans, performance
measurements and personnel evaluations.
• Computer literacy, including but not limited to, the use of Microsoft Office
applications, databases or case management systems, and the Internet.
Experience with LegalServer is a plus. Effective English usage including: spelling,
proofreading, punctuation, and grammar.
• Incumbents must be able to prioritize multiple work assignments, meet deadlines
and work under pressure.
• Preference may be given to candidates who have:
o Experience working as a public defender;
o Experience collecting and analyzing data;
o Experience in using and/or building a case management system,
specifically experience with LegalServer is a plus; and
o Knowledge of public defense standards promulgated by national and state
organizations and knowledge of the Board of Indigent Defense Services
Annual Salary: Up to $139,346* (Employee/Employer Paid Retirement Plan) *Salary
reflects Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) contributions by both the employee
and the employer. An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a reduced
gross salary. Please note that per NV State Legislature, State of Nevada employees are
subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of 48 hours (an average of 8 hours
per month) from January 2021 through June 30, 2021. *Salary does not reflect mandatory
Benefits: The State of Nevada offers an excellent benefit package that includes a
retirement system, paid health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance; 11 paid
holidays; and paid sick and annual leave. Other employee paid benefits such as deferred
compensation plans are available.
LOCATION/TRAVEL: This position will be based in Carson City. In-state travel is
Department of Indigent Services
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in the Deputy Director position must submit the
following: a detailed description of educational achievement and employment history,
including the name and address of employers, scope of responsibility, and set forth how
the minimum qualifications are met. Applicants shall identify how they heard about the
position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until
the position is filled and announcement has been removed. All submittals will be accepted
on a first come, first served basis. Hiring may occur at any time during the recruitment
Please reference the following in the Subject field: Application for Deputy Director.
Executive Assistant to the Director
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or
compensation and/or wages.
Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied
Carson City, Nevada