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.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/17/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Chattahoochee 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.
October 15, 2018.

The opening is in the Columbus office and is for a full-time city paid Assistant District Attorney. Candidates for this position should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be willing to live in the Columbus area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. The successful candidate will be a trial attorney with an active caseload of violent felonies, maintain their cases from investigation through appeal, work as a member of a team assisting other ADAs, 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.

Please submit your resume to District Attorney Julia Slater via email (brivera@columbusga.org) , fax (706-653-4345) or mail (P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902). Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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 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.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a trial attorney with an active caseload of violent felonies, maintain their cases from investigation through appeal, work as a member of a team assisting other ADAs, 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 8/17/2018
Application Close Date: 11/15/2018
Contact Number: 706-653-4336

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: brivera@columbusga.org
FAX: 706-653-4345
Mailing Address: Office of the District Attorney
100 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, Ga 31901

Coweta County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (8/17/18)

The Coweta County Solicitor-General’s Office has an opening effective September 3 for an Assistant Solicitor-General. Job duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing and evaluating misdemeanor cases, filing accusations, arguing motions, plea negotiations, trials, probation revocation hearings 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.
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.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who are selected to be interviewed will be contacted. References should be available upon request.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 8/17/2018
Application Close Date: 8/24/2018

Submit resume and cover letter to: swisenbaker@coweta.ga.us

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/15/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Coweta 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 awaiting bar results. 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 Coweta 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: Please submit your application and cover letter to Vicki Yeager, HR Director by email at vyeager@pacga.org. No Phone Calls Please.

Potential employees will receive State of Georgia benefits including retirement and 401K options.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Application Open Date: 8/15/2018
Application Close Date: 9/30/2018
Contact Number: 770-254-7300

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

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council
Administrative Assistant - Training (8/13/18)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Training
Opening Date: 08/13/2018 
Job Code:  16902
Closing Date: 08/31/2018
Salary Range: $30,000.00 - $35,000.00
Location: Morrow, GA

Summary of Responsibilities:
Under general supervision of the Training Director, provides clerical support in a variety of operational functions for training events of the State’s prosecution and law enforcement personnel. Duties include:

Coordinates activities for Conferences and Trainings to include:
 - Prepares course material for conference attendees
 - Prints name tags and attendance certificates
 - Registers new attendees
 - Distribute training materials
Provides accurate and timely correspondence to training attendees
 - Effectively provides verbal and/or written communications
 - Conducts research and responds to inquiries within department guidelines
Assists with entry, scanning and auditing of Laserfiche electronic management system
Performs a variety of administrative duties; answers phone, greets clients and visitors; provides assistance as needed

Required Minimum Qualifications:  
High school diploma, or GED; and two (2) years’ experience providing clerical support in legal, administrative business, or professional environment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications:
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. Intermediate-level skill in the use of MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

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, August 31 to Human Resources via email at: pacjobs@pacga.org and enter ‘Admin Assistant, Training’ in the subject line.

Office of the Dekalb County District Attorney - Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Juvenile Court Assistant District Attorney (8/10/18)

The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney-Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit is seeking an Assistant District Attorney who has a passion for working with our youth, crime victims and their families at the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. A Juvenile Court Assistant District Attorney will be responsible for prosecuting all Juvenile cases occurring in DeKalb County. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to:

• reviewing reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether
further investigation is needed; researching alternative crimes;
• reading and researching case law;
• drafting juvenile petitions;
• evaluating and researching potential defenses;
• negotiating pleas to dispose of cases;
• making decisions on whether to prosecute or dismiss a case;
• developing and executing trial strategy for each case;
• questioning witnesses;
• determining appropriate sentence recommendations;
• calling arraignment calendars;
• determining who to subpoena for trials and motions;
• researching and arguing all pretrial and post-trial motions;
• filing motions in the appropriate time frame prior to court; and
• complying with Discovery demands.

Minimum qualifications include:
All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
At least 2 years of experience as a prosecutor and/or any training that includes litigation and criminal law; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities for a Juvenile Court Assistant District Attorney.

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.

Preferred qualifications include:
Passionate and committed to working with the youth of DeKalb County
Familiar with the Official Code of Georgia Criminal Manual and the Juvenile Code
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of references by email to A’Sheika L. Penn, Deputy Chief, Juvenile Court Division at alpenn@dekalbcountyga.gov

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Application Open Date: 8/10/2018
Application Close Date: 8/24/2018
Contact Number: 404-294-2782

Submit resume and cover letter to: alpenn@dekalbcountyga.gov

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/9/18)

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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 8/9/2018
Application Close Date: 9/30/2018

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

Cherokee County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (8/8/18)

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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 8/8/2018
Application Close Date: 8/31/2018

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.

Flint Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (8/3/18)

The District Attorneys Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a Victim Witness Advocate in the Flint 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 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.

The Flint 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: Grant Position
Salary Range: 29,324.26
Application Open Date: 8/3/2018
Application Close Date: 8/24/2018
Contact Number: 770-288-6400

Submit resume and cover letter to: cmccamy@co.henry.ga.us

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (7/30/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Northeastern 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 & trials; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements.
•  Tries cases before juries
•  Writes and argues appellate briefs

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. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to District Attorney Lee Darragh (ldarragh@hallcounty.org) and Chief Assistant District Attorney Wanda Vance (wvance@hallcounty.org).

Cordele Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (7/24/18)

The Cordele Judicial Circuit is seeking applications for a state paid Assistant District Attorney. This circuit serves Crisp, Ben Hill, Dooly and Wilcox counties. The office is located in Cordele, GA.

All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a background investigation.

Interested candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter to:  Brad Rigby, District Attorney, at brigby@pacga.org or fax 229-271-4739.

Waycross Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/12/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Waycross Judicial Circuit has an opening for a Circuit Paid 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/delivering 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 Waycross 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: This is an entry level position. We will train. Applicants must show desire to learn and to prosecute and to be part of a team. Position includes a standard employee benefit package of insurance and retirement [see Ware County website for more information].

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 44,000
Application Open Date: 6/11/2018
Application Close Date: 9/30/2018
Contact Number: 912-287-4395

Submit resume and cover letter to: gebarnhill@pacga.org
FAX: 912-287-4399
Mailing Address: District Attorney's Office
306 Albany Avenue
Waycross GA 31501

Lowndes County Solicitor-General
Assistant Solicitor-General - VAWA Grant (5/7/18)

TITLE:  Assistant Solicitor General – VAWA Grant
DEPARTMENT: Lowndes County Solicitor-General’s Office
LOCATION: 327 N. Ashley St.
SALARY RANGE:  $46,000 plus County Benefits
CLOSING DATE:  June 25, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for providing prosecutorial services uniquely to Violence Against Women (VAWA) cases. This position is responsible for assisting the Solicitor-General in directing department operations, for preparing and trying VAWA cases in court, and for representing the state in a variety of legal proceedings on these cases.

MINIMUM TRAINING:  Graduation from an accredited school of law. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems. Current membership in the State Bar of Georgia or currently waiting on pending Bar results.

APPLICATION:  Applications can be downloaded from the Lowndes County Website www.lowndescounty.com or obtained and returned to the Georgia Department of Labor 229 South Ashley St. Valdosta Ga. 31601.  Department of Labor Hours of Operation are 8:00-4:30 Monday - Friday 333-5211. 

Completed applications can be mailed to:
LOWNDES COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICE
P.O. Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31603-1349

LOWNDES COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
Budget/Fiscal Operations Manager (2/13/18)

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia is seeking an experienced Budget/Fiscal Operations Manager with current or previous state government experience. This position has direct responsibility for agency budget and fiscal operations; reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer but works closely with the Accounting Manager and Director of Human Resources to ensure operational integrity, efficiency and internal controls. Job responsibilities include;

  • Prepares, analyzes, and/or amends annual operating budgets;
  • Certifies the availability of funding for all financial transactions;
  • Budget maintenance (including processing amendments & internal revisions);
  • Audits travel vouchers for compliance with statewide travel guidelines;
  • PeopleSoft maintenance to include: departments, projects, and fund sources;
  • Budget projections and analysis;
  • Serves as P-Card Administrator;
  • Responsible for 30-60-90 day projection with state Treasury;
  • Maintains monthly management reports;
  • Manages billing for grants and other contractual agreements;
  • Serves as liaison with the Governor's Office of Planning & Budget;
  • Identifies fiscal operational issues and take corrective action as appropriate

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a related field AND two years of fiscal analysis experience OR Associate's degree AND four years of experience, OR Six years of experience at the Budget Specialist (working level) or at an equivalent position.

  • MUST be a team player.
  • MUST have a working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials.
  • Experience with OPB's PBCS (Planning & Budget Cloud System).
  • Experience with GA's Travel & Expense (Concur), BudgetNet, BudgetTool and ARIS.
  • Experience with Laserfiche (or other electronic file management system).
  • Experience in ALL aspects of financial operations (Budget, A/P, A/R, Grants, Financial Administration, Cash Management and Payroll).

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, March 2nd to Human Resources via email at: pacjobs@pacga.org and enter ‘Budget/Fiscal Operations Manager’ in the subject line.

Job Code:  GSM010
Opening Date: February 13, 2018
Closing Date: March 2, 2018
Salary Range: $40,983.00 - $71,720.00
Location: Morrow, GA