There are lots of opportunities, but you need to be willing to either sacrifice or know how to network.The DA openings are almost always in rural areas because the prosecutors who cut their teeth in those rural areas are the ones with the experience necessary to get the more highly coveted metro-area jobs.
Is the same true of defenders' offices?
Huh. So . . . why do rural DAs always have openings? I mean, I guess they just have more openings generally but it's surprising to me that the difference is that stark.
Well yeah I know how the funding works, but really figured that would only explain why there are more positions in total, not necessarily why there are more openings . . . I mean, I wouldn't imagine that there are that many DA positions in total in rural areas even if there are many times more DA jobs than defender jobs. And even if they're better funded, I doubt they're constantly expanding, especially given state budget woes.