Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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]

Please contact Human Resources Director Chantalia Cooper to add or remove an announcement.

Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office
Investigator
(2/20/15)

The Douglas County Solicitor-General’s Office is currently accepting resumes for a county-paid investigator.  Applicant must be a current P.O.S.T. certified Georgia Peace Officer and have a minimum of three years law enforcement and investigative experience.  Applicant must possess a valid Driver’s License, be able to lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds, and demonstrate efficiency with a firearm.  Applicant must be able to show an ability to work with a large case load in addition to the ability to multitask. Applicant should possess strong organizational / interpersonal skills. Applicant will be required to pass an extensive background check and drug screen. 

Preference will be given to those individuals with a background in Domestic Violence.

Position will open at the beginning of April. 

Salary: $39,919.98 plus benefits.

Please mail, fax or email resumes to:
David Holmes, Chief Assistant Solicitor-General
C/O Traci Nalley, Administrative Assistant
8700 Hospital Drive, 3rd Floor
Douglasville, GA 30134
678-838-2061 fax
scsolicitor@co.douglas.ga.us

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Candidates not selected WILL NOT receive notification. No phone calls please.

Cherokee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(2/19/15)

The Cherokee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office (Bartow & Gordon County) is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position. This is a state-paid position which includes county supplements which salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s training and experience. Prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required. Applicants must be capable of effectively multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, possess a positive attitude, and a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Resumes will be accepted through March 5, 2015.  Please email a resume with cover letter and references to:

District Attorney Rosemary Greene
C/O Connie Bohannon, Office Manager
Email:  cbohannon@pacga.org

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
State Resource Prosecutor - RICO
(2/6/15)

Job Title: State Resource Prosecutor - RICO 
Job Code:  95014   
Opening Date: February 6, 2015
Closing Date: March 5, 2015
Vacancy: 1
Salary: commensurate w/experience  
Location: Morrow

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) is accepting resumes for a State Resource Prosecutor with emphasis on supporting RICO prosecutions statewide. The position is within our State Prosecution Support Division. The position will involve assisting with RICO prosecutions, researching, analyzing and distributing technical legal information concerning contemporary RICO appellate issues, legislation, evidentiary law and procedures, trial strategies, and prosecution tactics. Attorneys in the Division also handle general felony and misdemeanor conflict cases throughout the state.  This requires travel and may or may not be RICO related. Additional duties include researching legal questions from the field, preparing legal memoranda and filing legal briefs in support of the State's position in pending appellate litigation; developing and regularly updating trial and form manuals for prosecutors at all levels of state prosecution. Lastly, the position requires the ability to conduct and participate in trainings on a vast array of issues related to prosecution and other duties and assignments as may be required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:     
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Juris Doctorate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or the Supreme Court of the State.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Have a valid Georgia driver’s license and be able to travel in-state.
  • Civil law practice experience to include appointment and use of receivers.
  • Successful prosecution of RICO cases from indictment to appeals.
  • Asset forfeiture experience.
  • Excellent writing/drafting skills.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of 5 years of prosecution experience.


The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia 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!

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m., March 5, 2015, to PAC-Human Resources by email at pacjobs@pacga.org (please enter ‘RICO Staff Attorney” in the subject line).

Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
Deputy Legal Counsel
(2/5/2015)

Job Title: Deputy Legal Counsel    
Job Code:  A0900      
Opening Date: February 5, 2015
Closing Date: March 6, 2015
Vacancy: 1
Salary: commensurate w/experience   
Location: Morrow

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) is accepting resumes for a Deputy Legal Counsel. The position is responsible for assisting with leading agency strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The Deputy Legal Counsel assists the General Counsel in providing senior management with effective advice on agency strategies and their implementation, and provides guidance and assistance to prosecutors throughout the Judicial Circuits. Other duties include:

  • Provides confidential ethical guidance to prosecuting attorneys on the application of the Georgia Code of Professional Responsibility, and relevant case law and ethics opinions regarding prosecutor ethics. 
  • Participates in the definition and development of agency policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
  • Drafts agency policies, rules, and regulations in accordance with applicable law, and insures that such policies are properly adopted and implemented.
  • Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the agency conducts its business in compliance with the Georgia Code of Professional Conduct and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Researches, analyzes and distributes legal information concerning contemporary trial and appellate issues, legal ethics, new legislation, evidentiary law and procedures, trial strategies, and prosecution tactics.
  • Is familiar with treaties and other international agreements to which the United States is a party that can impact the prosecution of criminal cases and provide advice to prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement regarding such issues.
  • Advises on legal aspects of the agency operations, including assessing and advising on current and future organizational structure and complex business transactions that involve negotiating critical contracts.
  • Conducts analysis of agency contracts to insure compliance to with applicable auditing, reporting, and budgeting guidelines and prepares memorandums of agreements with other federal, state and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • Analyzes pending legislation for impact on prosecuting attorneys, and the criminal justice system and drafts proposed legislation at the request of District Attorneys, Solicitors-General, senior management and legislators.
  • Conducts training on the above stated duties as well as other issues related to the prosecution function in Georgia.

Additional duties include researching legal questions from the field, preparing legal memoranda and filing legal briefs in support of the State's position in pending litigation; developing and regularly updating legal ethics guides, white papers, trial and form manuals for prosecuting attorneys at all levels of state prosecution.  Lastly, the position requires the ability to effective communicate with others and perform other duties and assignments as required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or the Supreme Court of Georgia.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of 5 years of prosecution experience and who have been published in a legal journal or have authored appellate briefs.
  • Must be familiar with the case law governing prosecutor professional conduct, Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and the Rules for the Government of the State Bar of Georgia. A high degree of confidentiality is required.
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office products; and experience with computer assisted legal research and case management systems. Also must be able to conduct legal research without the aid of computers using primary source documents.


The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia 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!

Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 to Human Resources by email at pacjobs@pacga.org  (please enter ‘Deputy Legal Counsel” in the subject line):

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Investigator/Trial Assistant
(1/16/15)

The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office (Carroll County) is currently accepting resumes for Investigator/Trial Assistant. Salary range: $37,500 - $41,300. Applicants must have a minimum of three years law enforcement experience; preference given for experience in criminal investigation and trial prep.  Applicants must: 1) be a current P.O.S.T. certified Georgia Peace Officer 2) possess a valid Driver’s License 3) be capable of lifting & carrying a minimum of 20 pounds  4) demonstrate efficiency with technology  5) have strong organizational/interpersonal skills, positive attitude and a solid work history. All applicants will be required to pass an extensive background check and drug screening. Interested persons should email their cover letter and resume to:  ltipton@pacga.org or mail to Linda Tipton, Operations Manager, D.A.’s Office, P.O. Box 2564 Newnan, GA  30264. No phone calls, please.

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Victim-Witness Advocate
(1/13/15)

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a Victim-Witness Advocate. The position will be to serve the citizens of Greene and/or Morgan Counties by guiding them through the criminal justice system and accessing assistance available to them as victims or witnesses of a crime. The advocate will also work closely with prosecutors and law enforcement. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are a must. We are seeking a driven individual who can multi-task and manage a large caseload. Applicants should have a positive attitude, personal responsibility, and a strong sense of responsibility to the community at large. This is an immediate opening and salary will be based upon experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume (references are optional) to our Baldwin County Office (no phone calls, please):

District Attorney’s Office
Attn: Jackie J. Watts
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Baldwin County Courthouse
121 N. Wilkinson St., Ste. 305
Milledgeville, GA  31061

Waycross Judicial Circuit
County Assistant District Attorney
(1/12/15)

The Waycross Judicial Circuit, Waycross Office, is now accepting applications for an Assistant District Attorney position. This is a county-paid position with County Benefits, handling a variety of cases. Prosecution experience is not required, but preference is given. Applicants must: 1.) be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia, 2.) have a valid  Driver’s  License, 3.) be capable of lifting & carrying a minimum 20 pound cardboard box of files, 4.) possess a positive attitude and solid work ethic. All applicants will be subject to a complete background check, drug screening, and requested  for references.

Send Resume to: 
George E. Barnhill, District Attorney
c/o  Peggy Whaley, Office Manager 
District Attorney’s Office
306 Albany Avenue
Waycross GA 31501, or
FAX:  (912) 287-4399, or 
E-mail: pwhaley@pacga.org
Phone: (912) 287-4395

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(12/31/14)

The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position for our Troup County (LaGrange) Office. We are looking for a committed attorney who can manage a large caseload, has the proven capability of effectively multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, possesses a positive attitude, common sense, strong interpersonal skills, a strong sense of personal and community responsibility, and has the ability to stay calm under pressure. This is an entry level/county funded position with State of Georgia benefits. Applicants should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

Applicants should mail or email resume, cover letter and references to:
District Attorney Pete Skandalakis
C/O Linda Tipton, Operations Manager
P. O. Box 2564
Newnan, GA  30264
Email: ltipton@pacga.org

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Candidates who are not selected will not receive notification.

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(12/30/14)

The District Attorney’s Office for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit is accepting resumes for an immediate opening for Assistant District Attorney. We are seeking a top-quality prosecutor who has the ability to become a strong courtroom advocate. Applicants must be team players with excellent attitudes, and the ability to manage high case volumes under stressful conditions.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume (references are optional) to our Baldwin County Office (no phone calls, please):

District Attorney’s Office
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Baldwin County Courthouse
121 N. Wilkinson St., Ste. 305
 

Flint Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(12/12/14)

The Flint Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position. This is a state-paid position and the salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s training and experience. A prior prosecutorial background with significant felony jury trial experience is preferred. Additionally applicants must be capable of effectively multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, possess a positive attitude, and a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Applications will be accepted through February 20, 2015.

Applicants should mail or email a resume with cover letter and references to: 
District Attorney Jim Wright
C/O Lynn Dyal, Office Manager,
No. 1 Courthouse Square
McDonough, Georgia  30253
Email:  ldyal@co.henry.ga.us

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Candidates not selected WILL NOT receive notification. No phone calls please.

Appalachian Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(12/10/14)

The Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office (Gilmer County), is seeking applications for a state-paid assistant district attorney. We are seeking an applicant with a strong background in working with victims of abuse and with experience supervising, training and/or mentoring other prosecutors. Minimum requirements include five years of felony prosecutorial experience in Georgia and extensive felony jury trial experience. Experience handling major violent crimes is preferred. Additionally, applicants must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s training and experience. Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and will be required to pass an extensive employment background check and drug screening.

Interested persons should email a cover letter, resume and references to Brian Stanford, Chief of Staff at bstanford@pacga.org or mail/fax to:

Brian Stanford
Chief Of Staff
1 Broad Street, Suite 101
Ellijay, GA 30540

Appalachian Judicial Circuit
Investigator
(12/10/14)

The Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office (Pickens County) is currently accepting resumes for a county-paid investigator. Salary range is from $37,000 to $40,000. Applicant must be a current P.O.S.T. certified Georgia Peace Officer and have a minimum of three years law enforcement, investigative experience. Applicant must demonstrate efficiency with technology skills, be a team player, and have strong organizational/interpersonal skills. Applicant must also demonstrate efficiency with a firearm and must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Applicant will be required to pass an extensive background check and drug screening.

We desire to begin interviews immediately, but the position will not begin until January 1, 2015. Interested persons should email their cover letter, resume and references to bstanford@pacga.org or by mail/fax to:

Brian Stanford
Chief of Staff
1 Broad Street, Suite 101
Ellijay, Georgia 30540

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Information Systems Manager
(12/4/14)

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in information science, accounting, management, business or public administration and five (5) years of experience in data processing, system analysis design, and operations as well as three (3) years of experience supervising the work of subordinate employees; or, a year for year interchange of indicated education and experience equal to the minimum qualifications. Strong working knowledge of sql and report writing skills are required. Experience with odyssey or other criminal justice case management systems are preferred.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License or proof of mobility equivalent may be requested.

EXAMINATION: Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed. If selected, an official, accredited (raised seal) college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

JOB SUMMARY; DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: ESSENTIAL DUTIES (REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE); KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: This classification is a technical and managerial class overseeing the maintenance, technical support functions, systems developments, wide area network and local network installation and improvement of existing information systems.

This is the eighth level class of this eight class series of departmental information systems operations and managements. This class is distinguished from other classes in this series by its responsibility for the management of the information system of large county departments.

Provides technical advice to employees and officials of assigned department and oversees the maintenance, enhancement and operations of the assigned department mid-to large range computer and electronic network; Manages the department’s data management information system including file design and allocation of space storage to various application; Oversees the evaluation of facilities and hardware/software and in selection of new on-line computer and telecommunications systems; Writes, prepares and reviews bid specifications for purchases, and reviews hardware/software systems, cable installations and other recommendations based upon specifications, including compilation with out-side vendors; Implements security measures for assigned departmental computer and the local and wide area networks; Provides in-house training in equipment use for departmental employees; Manages the wiring, installation and programming related to various data processing and peripheral equipment; Advises various divisions, units and department area in planning, evaluating systems and correcting problems with existing systems; Perform other administrative duties such as insuring proper list of supplies, preparation of reports, resolving operational problems and software up-grades. Plans and supervises the work of assigned subordinate employees. Implements backup and recovery procedures and functions as programmer and systems analyst, including the monitoring of disk and CPU usage and ensures proper maintenance of data sets and storage capacity.

Principles and techniques of computer programming application and system software design and operations; Computer theory and methods; Data Processing equipment, technology, and capabilities.

Conducting system studies and implementing total data processing system application; Writing program narratives, system test and dated conversion plans; Resolving problems associated with computer system activities involving various locations of the user department; Training and supervising the work of subordinate employees; Evaluating software/hardware and writing bid specifications for computer equipment purchase; Designing, developing and implementing data processing systems;. Implementing complex computer based systems; performing required maintenance of personal computers and other peripheral equipment; Analyzing complex computer operation problems and provide solutions; Preparing reports and records.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Court Watch Coordinator
(12/4/14)

The Court Watch Coordinator organizes the Citizens Court Watch Program-a program designed to engage citizens in the criminal justice system through basic legal training and observation of court proceedings. The Court Watch Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating trainings in each community, providing a weekly digest to community members on upcoming cases of interest to the community and arranging routine visits to the courthouse for community members to observe said cases. The Court Watch Coordinator will also be responsible for attending community meetings to provide notice of upcoming cases and training sessions.

Essential Duties:

  • Collect information on cases of interest to communities from the 6 police zones in Atlanta as well as North and South Fulton County
  • Send out notices to the community regarding upcoming cases of interest
  • Conduct quantitative analyses on the effect of the Court Watch program on the dispositions of criminal cases
  • Host court dates for community residents as well as conduct tours of the courthouse
  • Attend community meetings to announce on upcoming cases of interest as well as dispositions
  • Organize the annual Court Watch training program which provides information on the Fulton County Court system as well as the criminal justice system
  • Assist the Community Prosecution Unit on special projects designed to benefit their respective communities
  • Act as a liaison between the community and the criminal justice system
  • Create initiatives designed to improve the effectiveness of the program
  • Perform administrative tasks to support the Community Prosecutors
     

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to maintain records and documentation pertaining to work;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, and listen attentively to others;
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
     

Qualifications:

  • Completion of course work equivalent to the academic requirements of a High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent (Associate’s degree in business or public administration, business education, or a related field is preferred); or a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field; or paralegal training from an accredited paralegal school.
  • One (1) year experience working in a legal field, a law firm, or a law department or three (3) years administrative office support experience (one (1) year lead experience is preferred); or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to sufficiently perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
  • Experience organizing and working with various community groups and crime related groups.
  • Extensive knowledge of Fulton County communities.

Salary: $34,987.00
Please email your resume and cover letter to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Program Advocate
(12/4/14)

JOB SUMMARY: Incumbent in this class performs operational duties related to providing crisis intervention services to crime victims and their families through the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program in the District Attorney’s Office. Responsibilities include assisting crime victims and their families with compensation claims and victim impact statements and providing information regarding the Victim Bill of Rights.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the first level within a four-level victim/witness advocate classification series. Victim/Witness Program Advocate is distinguished from Victim/Witness Program Counselor in that the former provides crisis intervention services to crime victims and their families, whereas the latter provides counseling and administrative services in addition to facilitating support groups.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (This list is a representative sample: position assignments may vary.)

  • Provides crisis intervention services to crime victims and their families.
  • Accompanies victims and their families to scheduled court hearings.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with appropriate prosecutors regarding relevant case information.
  • Assists prosecutors with correspondence to crime victims and their families.
  • Provides victims and their families with information regarding the Victim Bill of Rights.
  • Completes required case documentation and compiles monthly statistical reports.
  • Assists crime victims and their families in completing victim compensation claims and impact statements.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program as required.
  • Assists in providing educational training to volunteers, interns, and community members.
     

KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):

  • Principles and practices of customer service;
  • Laws, rules, and regulations governing victim/witness programs;
  • Personal computers and related software;
  • Office practices and procedures;
  • Principles and practices of crisis intervention;
  • Principles and practices of client confidentiality;
  • Community resources associated with criminal crisis intervention
     

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):

  • Providing effective customer service;
  • Interviewing crime victims and their families;
  • Communicating effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Performing effective crisis intervention;
  • Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports;
  • Documenting information gathered from crime victims;
  • Performing effective legal case management;
  •  Operating personal computers, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other related software;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public;
  • Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
     

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING (position requirements at entry): Completion of course work equivalent to the academic requirements of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, or a related field; and two (2) years experience working in criminal justice, social services, crisis intervention, or trauma and violence safety assessment and planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: None required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class typically require sitting, standing, walking, reaching, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Profile: This is a Category #2 Physical Profile class and position. All applicants for initial entry by outside hiring into a permanent Fulton County position in this category shall be required to conform to Part II of the physical standards and criteria as approved and established by Personnel Board resolution dated November 1, 1988.

Classification History: Draft revised by Fulton County Personnel 3/9/04.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Criminal Justice Policy Advisor
(12/4/14)

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking a highly skilled attorney to serve as Criminal Justice Policy Advisor. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Experience in program development and program evaluation is also required.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify issues or policy areas to explore;
  • Collect, analyze information and report findings;
  • Propose new policies for addressing problems;
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and government programs;
  • Conduct cost-benefit analyses of existing policies as merited;
  • Collect and perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis as needed;
  • Develop, design and monitor performance indicators for evaluation purposes;
  • Independently execute writing assignments related to publications, newsletters, speeches and other materials as assigned;
  • Assist in formulating departmental and unit goals, objectives, strategies and performance measures;
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Essential Skills:

  • The ability to gather a wide range of criminal justice related-data from local and national sources and conduct effective and exhaustive research.
  • The ability to skillfully analyze and evaluate data or information to identify issues, trends and solutions.
  • The ability to draft written reports, findings, conclusions, summaries and other documents reflecting criminal justice-related subjects as requested by the District Attorney.
  • Ability to identify and acquire knowledge specific to assigned projects (i.e., has the motivation and brain power to “go deep” and become an expert on topics central to projects’ needs and goals, get up to speed quickly, engage in depth with questions of
  • policy and political strategy with a readiness to move swiftly, prepare and deliver informative and well-organized presentations, and make recommendations for action) ;
  • The ability to develop and monitor short/long term plans and to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet thorough attention to detail and follow through;
  •  The ability to collect, review, distill, use and communicate data to guide decision-making and planning;
  • The ability to effectively prepare and present oral and written presentations including technical and analytical reports;
  • Demonstrable leadership experience, with an ability to handle uncertainty, think creatively, embrace new approaches, and pioneer innovative solutions to intricate problems;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business, public administration, organizational development, finance, criminal justice or a related field. (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • A Juris Doctorate
  • Four (4) years of professional-related experience

Salary: $73,558.00
Please email your resume and a writing sample to:
Tawanna Conley
Office Manager
da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Senior Assistant District Attorney, Appellate Division
(10/3/14)

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking an experienced appellate attorney to serve as a Senior Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Appellate Division. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Experience in preparing appeals and arguing before appellate courts preferred. Prior experience with death penalty matters a plus.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducting Legal Research;
  • Preparing and arguing Motions for New Trial;
  • Preparing and arguing Constitutional challenges to indictments;
  • Preparing and writing appellate briefs;
  • Conducting oral argument before the Georgia Appellate courts;
  • Providing research and court support for the trial attorneys.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills required;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral communication skills;
  • Excellent legal research skills;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Lexis-Nexis;
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, and listen attentively to others.

Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • 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.
  • Experience working in a law firm or government legal office, including at least three (3) years experience in writing appellate briefs and arguing before appellate courts.

Salary: $71,416.00 – $84,000.00 (Salary commensurate with experience)

Please email your resume and a writing sample to:

Tawanna Conley
Office Manager
Tawanna.Conley@fultoncountyga.gov

Augusta Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General
(9/26/14)

The Augusta Richmond County Solicitor’s Office is seeking applicants for an Assistant Solicitor General. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the investigation and preparation of cases for trial, representing the State in all stages of court proceedings and performing additional tasks relating to the function of the department as assigned by the Solicitor-General.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represents the State in the prosecution of misdemeanor cases with direct litigation responsibilities.
  • Reviews files for prosecution and will represent the State throughout arraignment, trial and sentencing phases.
  • Manages a high volume caseload through case preparation and time management skills.
  • Presents cases for sentencing in State Court.
  • Reviews criminal histories, interviews witnesses and targets specific victim concerns and/or restitution.
  • Conducts special hearings.
  • Serves as resource for subordinate personnel.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Juris Doctorate required. Must be a member in good standing with the Georgia Bar.
  • Experience: One or more years in similar position or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities. Internship, third year practice in law, law journal and/or participation in Moot Court will be considered towards experience. Two to three years experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of state laws, court proceedings, rules of evidence, policies, procedures and activities of the Solicitor General’s Office as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Assistant Solicitor General.
  • Familiarity with local government and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in dealing with the public.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Other:

  • May supervise designated subordinate personnel.

Salary Is Commensurate With Experience. Position Open Until Filled.

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Fasha Lewis
Chief Assistant Solicitor-General
flewis@augustaga.gov

Georgia Department of Law
(1/16/14)

Assistant Attorney General, Torts Section
http://law.ga.gov/assistant-attorney-general-torts

Duties & Responsibilities

Position works on tort cases involving the defense of state agencies in state court throughout the state. These actions include wrongful death, medical malpractice, automobile accidents and other negligence claims. Travel is required. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Minimum Training & Experience

Member of the Georgia Bar AND graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants with five (5) or more years litigation and/or tort related experience.

Additional Information

Along with your resume, applicants are required to complete and submit an Attorney DEPARTMENT OF LAW application & waiver, which may be found on the Department’s website at: http://law.ga.gov/application-forms. Please mail your completed application to: the address below, Attn: WK Brown, Director of Human Resources. Applications are reviewed by the Division Deputy; selection of candidates is based on the specific preferred qualifications needed by the position. Please submit two (2) writing samples along with copies of your official undergraduate and law school transcripts. You may submit the application & writing samples with the transcripts to follow. Candidates that are not interviewed will have their application information held in the Applicant Pool and considered for future vacancies with the Department. A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation. SALARY IS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE. POSITION is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

All qualified and interested applicants should submit a resume and a Department of Law application to:

Attn: WK Brown
Director of Human Resources
Department of Law
40 Capitol Square S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Griffin Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(8/29/13)

The Griffin Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications for an Assistant District Attorney position. Position will be a county-paid position handling primarily felonies. Applicants must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Salary based on experience.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Hon. Scott Ballard, District Attorney by email at sballard@fayettecountyga.gov.