Employment

District Attorneys and Solicitors-General recruit and select professional personnel for their respective judicial circuits and counties. Vacancy announcements are posted as a service to these elected chief prosecutors. Please follow the reply instructions included in each announcement.

Other employment announcements from the prosecution community are also posted on a regular basis.

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PACGA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A copy of  PACGA's EEOP Utilization Report is available for download from the sidebar of this web page. Additionally, the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify, and uses this program to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after July 1, 2008. [Federally-Issued User ID #: 144282, Date of Authorization: August 12, 2008]

To submit a job posting to the PAC Employment Opportunities Page, please complete the form at the following link: http://lf.pacga.org/forms/jobrequisition.

Gwinnett County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (12/13/18)

The Gwinnett County Solicitor-General’s Office is seeking a prosecuting attorney.
Georgia Bar license required and experience preferred.
Must have good people skills, proficiency in Georgia evidence and criminal practice/procedure.

Please submit resume via email to: Solicitor-General@gwinnettcounty.com by December 28, 2018.

NO phone calls please.

Cherokee County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (12/7/18)

The Cherokee County Solicitor-General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing and evaluating misdemeanor cases, filing accusations, arguing motions, plea negotiations, managing pre-trial diversion cases, trials, probation revocations and appeals.
Minimum qualifications include:

• Experience as a prosecutor or with a prosecution office as an intern or extern under the Third Year Practice Act or Law School Graduate Act.
• Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and should be a member of the Appellate Courts of Georgia.  Those who have just passed the Bar and are awaiting swearing-in may also be considered.

An employment background check and drug screening will be required. References should be available upon request.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who are selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Applicants should mail or email a resume and cover letter to:
Jessica K. Moss, Solicitor-General
Office of the Solicitor-General
100 North Street, Suite 130
Canton, Georgia  30114
jkmoss@cherokeega.com

No phone calls, please.

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (12/6/18)

The District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a county-paid Victim Witness Advocate in the Northeastern Circuit. This position will work closely with victims and/or witnesses of a crime to guide them through the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program.

Responsibilities include; assisting with compensation claims, victim impact statements and advising of available resources based on the Victim Bill of Rights. Knowledge of the judicial process with respect to victims’ rights and case filings; and experience working with prosecutors and law enforcement are preferred.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, counseling or a related field and two years of experience working in criminal justice, social services, crisis intervention, or trauma and violence safety assessment and planning. Superior customer service skills, positive attitude, personal responsibility and a strong sense of responsibility to the community at large is preferred. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. Travel is required between Hall County and Dawson county as assigned.

The Northeastern Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters by email to the following: Lee Darragh, District Attorney, ldarragh@hallcounty.org; Wanda Vance, Chief ADA, wvance@hallcounty.org; and Kristen Frame, Director of Victim/Witness Services, kframe@hallcounty.org.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 12/6/2018
Application Close Date: 12/31/2018

Submit resume and cover letter to: ldarragh@hallcounty.org

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
Human Resources Generalist (12/6/18)

Summary of Responsibilities:
Under general supervision of the Human Resources Director, performs various duties of the human resources function including; leave management, onboarding, personnel transactions, benefits and employee training based on agency needs.

  • Coordinates the onboarding process for new, transfer and rehire employees to include new hire paperwork, drug screens, e-verify and entry into PeopleSoft HCM
  • Manages the leave process for annual, sick and comp time using Absence Management and resolves discrepancies
  • Enters and verifies personnel transactions in PeopleSoft HCM to include; terminations, salary changes, position data updates and job re-classifications
  • Coordinates the termination process for transfers, resignations and retirees including responding to unemployment claims and assisting with hearings
  • Analyzes reports and reconciles contents with agency records. (i.e. health insurance, flexible benefits, ACA)
  • Assists with facilitating benefits training during the annual Open Enrollment and coordinating Human Resources sponsored employee events and activities
  • Coordinates FMLA, Worker’s Comp and ADA requests including working with DOAS to assist employees with workplace accommodations


Minimum Qualifications:
Associate’s degree from a college or university OR two years of human resources experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources or a related field AND two years of human resources experience. Previous experience in a human resources work unit for a State of Georgia agency. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Ability to work independently and complete assignments as a member of a team. Competency in job related content areas as demonstrated by:

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations governing human resources
  • Knowledge of Georgia’s state Personnel Board Rules and Regulations
  • High level of integrity and ethics required, and ability to work with information of a sensitive nature requiring strict confidentiality
  • Intermediate-level skill in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PeopleSoft HCM applications
  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities against strict deadlines


Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screening.

Due to the volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application or interview status cannot be provided in writing, over the phone or in person. Only those qualified candidates who are selected for an interview shall receive notification upon the filling of this vacancy. This announcement may close prior to the closing date without further notice once a satisfactory pool of applicants has been identified. NO PHONE CALLS!

Submit Resume and Cover letter by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 21st to Human Resources via email at: pacjobs@pacga.org and enter ‘Human Resources Generalist’ in the subject line.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: $35,000.00 - $50,000.00
Application Open Date: 12/6/2018
Application Close Date: 12/21/2018

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/29/18)

The District Attorney’s Office for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit seeks motivated applicants for an Assistant District Attorney. All interested individuals who are self-starters, want to seek justice and aid the community, should apply, regardless of experience level. This position will be a trial lawyer prosecuting on behalf of the People of the State of Georgia. The opening is expected to be in Milledgeville, Baldwin County. Salary will be based on the state pay scale.

The Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: To be Determined
Application Open Date: 11/29/2018
Application Close Date: 12/15/2018
Contact Number: 478-445-5261

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Mailing Address: District Attorney’s Office
Baldwin County Courthouse, Suite 305
121 N. Wilkinson St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney - Violent Crimes Division (11/28/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an opening in its Columbus Office for an Assistant District Attorney to work in the violent crime division. Candidates for this position should be willing to live in the Columbus area.

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. All candidates are subject to a background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active caseload of violent felonies, maintain cases from investigation through appeal, work well as a member of a team, have a good attitude, and perform other duties as required. Three years of prosecutorial experience or other equivalent experience is required. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s training and experience.

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: Commensurate with training and experience
Application Open Date: 11/28/2018
Application Close Date: 1/4/2019
Contact Number: 706-653-4336 or 706-225-3252

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: BRivera@columbusga.org
Mailing Address: Office of the District Attorney
100 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, Ga 31901
Attn: Brandy Rivera

Dougherty Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/26/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Dougherty Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: 47,699 - 58112
Application Open Date: 11/26/2018
Application Close Date: 12/28/2018
Contact Number: 229-431-3233

Click HERE to apply.

Enotah Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/26/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Enotah Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Enotah Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 11/26/2018
Application Close Date: 12/31/2018
Contact Number: 706-439-6027

Submit resume and cover letter to: csmith@pacga.org
FAX: 706-745-6029

Conasauga Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/26/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Conasauga Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Conasauga Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Position is County paid (Murray County) with County benefits but on the State pay scale for ADA's which begins at $44,828/year. The position also includes an additional $4,500 county supplement for a minimum starting salary of $49,328 annually.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County PaidSalary Range: Starting at $44,828 + $4,500 Supplement
Application Open Date: 11/26/2018
Application Close Date: 12/31/2018
Contact Number: 706-876-1329

Submit resume and cover letter to: aparker@whitfieldcountyga.com

Dougherty Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/21/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Dougherty Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicant must submit online application through www.dougherty.ga.us

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 45,427.00 - 67,421.00
Application Open Date: 11/21/2018
Application Close Date: 12/31/2018
Contact Number: 229-431-3233

Submit resume and cover letter to: awynne@dougherty.ga.us

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/29/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Clayton Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Clayton Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Link://Clayton County Website
https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/government/human-resources/current-employment-opportunities

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 10/29/2018
Application Close Date: 12/21/2018

Submit resume and cover letter to: tameka.bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Mountain Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/25/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. This is an entry level position. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judges and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in the appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and sending documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Mountain Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Salary Range: $44,828
Application Open Date: 10/25/2018
Application Close Date: 4/25/2019

Submit resume and cover letter to: gchristian@pacga.org

Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/25/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Alcovy Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications: The District Attorney in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has two newly created Assistant District Attorney positions available for immediate hire. These positions will be in the Newton County office which is conveniently located just 35 miles east of Atlanta. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with references to cmacdonald@pacga.org

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 10/25/2018
Application Close Date: 12/31/2018
Contact Number: 770-784-2070

Submit resume and cover letter to: cmacdonald@pacga.org

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor II (9/20/18)

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations case on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by closely supervised case assignments. Positions in this classification generally perform beginning level professional legal work and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Conducts or assists in the conduct of bench and jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argues motions; may assist with jury selection, opening and closing statements, presents evidence in court; questions witnesses; makes appropriate objections and arguments; and makes bond and sentencing recommendations.

Investigates, evaluates, and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; interviews victims, law enforcement, and witnesses; observes crime scenes; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; anticipates legal issues; develops case strategies; presents cases to superiors or Solicitor General.

Conducts case research and documentation: researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, discovery, and supporting documents.

Prepares cases for accusal and arraignment: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal or charges; reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue, and scope of arrest powers; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts formal charges; and requests bindovers.

Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; mediates between adverse parties; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.

Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses, and community partners: provides updates regarding case status; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.

Manages caseload: attends scheduled court appearances, including plea and arraignment, status, case management, final plea, motions, and trial calendar and schedules trial and hearing dates with judges and case managers.

Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice, code enforcement, and crime prevention initiatives: educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; and conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups, or other community partners.

Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, interns, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions, and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including charging documents, recidivist notices, probation revocations, sentencing recommendations, motions and legal briefs, and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by one year(s) of experience in criminal justice, legal, or generally related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must be registered as a member of the Georgia State Bar Association. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and codes; policies and procedures governing Fulton County State Court, Magistrate Court, or other courts as assigned; and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide formal instruction through explanation, demonstration, and/or examination in a structured setting.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Annual Salary: $69,602

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor I (9/20/18)

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations case on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by closely supervised case assignments. Positions in this classification generally perform beginning level professional legal work and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Assists in the conduct of bench and jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argues motions; may assist with jury selection, opening and closing statements, evidence presentation, and witness questioning; makes bond and sentencing recommendations.

Investigates, evaluates, and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; interviews victims, law enforcement, and witnesses; observes crime scenes; obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; determines need for, procures, and interviews expert witnesses; anticipates legal issues; assists in the development of case strategies; presents cases to superiors.

Conducts case research and documentation: researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, discovery, and supporting documents.

Prepares cases for accusal and arraignment: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal or charges; reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue, and scope of arrest powers; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts formal charges; and requests bindovers.

Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; mediates between adverse parties; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.

Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses, and community partners: provides updates regarding case status; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.

Manages caseload: attends scheduled court appearances, including plea and arraignment, status, case management, final plea, motions, and trial calendar and schedules trial and hearing dates with judges and case managers.

Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice, code enforcement, and crime prevention initiatives: educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; and conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups, or other community partners.

Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, interns, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions, and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including charging documents, recidivist notices, probation revocations, sentencing recommendations, motions and legal briefs, trial summaries, and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by one year(s) of experience in criminal justice, legal, or generally related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must be registered as a member of the Georgia State Bar Association. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and codes; policies and procedures governing Fulton County State Court, Magistrate Court, or other courts as assigned; and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide formal instruction through explanation, demonstration, and/or examination in a structured setting.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Annual Salary: $62,544

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov

Paulding Judicial Circuit
Victim-Witness Advocate (8/30/18)

The Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in Paulding County, Georgia is accepting resumes for the position of a Victim-Witness Advocate.  The Victim-Witness Advocate maintains an active caseload assisting victims of crime in the criminal justice system.  This position is responsible for victim notifications regarding case status, assisting victims in understanding and completing the Victim Impact Statement, providing referrals to local and state agencies, assisting victims in applying for and receiving compensation for expenses such as medical bills, counseling expenses, lost wages or funeral expenses, determining restitution, provide criminal justice and emotional support to victims and witnesses, and performing related tasks.  

Minimum Qualifications
- Undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, or other related social services field.
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing direct services to victims of crime and their families within a criminal justice or social service program.  Preference given to candidates with experience in a District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program.

Interested person should email their resume and cover letter to jwhite@paulding.gov or mail/fax to:

Jamie White
Victim Witness Coordinator
Office of the District Attorney
280 Constitution Blvd, Rm 2072
Dallas GA 30132
FAX: 678-224-4697