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

Cherokee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (2/12/18)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit (Bartow & Gordon Counties) 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 Cherokee 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:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 2/12/2018
Application Close Date: 3/2/2018
Contact Number: 706-879-2359
Submit resume and cover letter to: cbohannon@pacga.org.

Stone Mountain
Assistant District Attorney (2/9/18)

Job Description: The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office (DKDA) is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Assistant District Attorney to work in its newly created Crime Strategies and Community Partnerships Unit (CS/CPU).

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting in developing and implementing intelligence-driven prosecution strategies targeting priority offenders and neighborhoods; investigating, analyzing and processing law enforcement data, police reports, and other information and databases to produce a complete data model of crime, and prosecution trends by identifying current crime drivers and hotspot locations in DeKalb County; establishing and maintaining working relationships with law enforcement analysts to promote information sharing; making appropriate recommendations for improvements in crime analysis and data-driven prosecution practices; investigating and prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases; reviewing case files and ensuring that all relevant evidence has been secured, properly documented, and organized for efficient disposition of the investigation or prosecution; interviewing lay, expert and law enforcement witnesses; analyzing case files and drafting memoranda concerning charging decisions; presenting cases to grand juries; trying cases; examining and preparing witnesses for trial; planning trial strategy and researching all points of law; drafting memoranda regarding complex legal issues; researching, writing, and arguing Motions and court orders; training law enforcement personnel on issues, including obtaining necessary evidence to prosecute crimes; advising law enforcement personnel on various legal issues; negotiating with opposing counsel; building and maintaining relationships with key community partners including a variety of government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community-based group; works with the community to develop crime prevention strategies; attending regular meetings of public and private organizations, and neighborhood and business associations; administering the Office’s community outreach, education, and training programs; administering the Court Watch Program, in order to familiarize community members with the criminal justice process; and establish and maintain community youth programs; reporting to the Director of Community Affairs; and other duties as assigned.

Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by February 16, 2018, to: Sonja N. Brown, Director of Community Affairs at snbrown@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; must possess substantial prosecutorial experience in Georgia, and extensive jury trial experience; must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints; must have the ability to work independently; and must be able to interface on all levels of Federal, State, and local government, and with diverse populations.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented; strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must; must be able to work well in a team environment; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills, as well as a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 2/9/2018
Application Close Date: 2/16/2018
Submit resume and cover letter to snbrown@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (2/6/18)

Job Description: 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:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 2/6/2018
Application Close Date: 3/30/2018
Contact Number: 770-784-2070
Submit resume and cover letter to: cmacdonald@pacga.org

Henry County Solicitor-General’s Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (1/5/18)

The Henry County Solicitor-General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General. An Assistant Solicitor-General (ASG) prosecutes misdemeanor violations in the State Court of Henry County.
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. ASG should demonstrate considerable knowledge of state laws, court proceedings, and rules of evidence, as well as the policies and procedures of the Solicitor-General’s Office. ASG must show an ability to communicate and work with the public, judges, and court personnel. ASG must have adequate oral and written communication skills. Work is performed in an office and in a courtroom, sometimes for long periods. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects are necessary functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctorate is required. An ASG must be a member in good standing with the Georgia Bar. Prosecution experience is preferred, but not required. Candidate should be able to pass a criminal background check.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and any references to:

Michelle Sewell
Acting Solicitor-General
Henry County Solicitor-General’s Office
Attn:  Michele Stephens, Office Manager
One Judicial Center, Suite 350
McDonough, GA 30253

Or

hcsg@co.henry.ga.us

Please submit these documents by February 16, 2018 at 5pm.

Rockdale Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (1/31/18)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Rockdale Judicial Circuit has an opening for a State Paid Assistant District Attorney to work in the Drug Prosecution Unit. 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.

This position will also require assisting in the preparation and prosecution of Civil Asset Forfeitures and acting as the District Attorney's representative to the Rockdale County Superior Court Drug Court .

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 Rockdale 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: A well-qualified applicant should have a minimum of three (3) years of felony prosecutorial experience in Georgia; have a strong knowledge of Fourth Amendment Constitutional law; should be hardworking, well organized, and have excellent communication skills; should be able to work well in a team oriented setting as well as independently; and should be able to demonstrate a commitment to public service and working with and within the community.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Application Open Date: 2/1/2018
Application Close Date: 3/2/2018
Submit resume and cover letter to: bonnie.taylor@rockdalecountyga.gov

Department of Law
Assistant Attorney General - Felony Prosecutor (01/29/18)

Assistant Attorney General -- American Samoa
The Attorney General's Office of American Samoa is looking for experienced prosecutors to join its Criminal Division as Assistant Attorneys General. The Attorney General's Office is responsible for prosecuting all crimes in the only American Territory south of the equator, a scenic tropical island. The Office is currently looking to hire felony prosecutors, responsible for prosecuting crimes including sex offenses, narcotics crimes, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes. Benefits include monthly salary, leave and medical benefits, government provided housing, and free transportation to the Territory and back to the mainland upon completion of contract. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to ASAG Jobs@gmail.com.

Preferred Qualifications: J.D., Admission to a Bar in U.S. State or Territory, 2+ Years Prosecutorial Experience
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: American Samoan Government Paid
Salary Range: DOE + Benefits
Application Open Date: 1/29/2018
Application Close Date: 2/28/2018
Contact Number: 684-633-6163
Submit resume and cover letter to: asagjobs@gmail.com

Augusta-Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (1/26/18)

The Richmond County Solicitor-General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General. An Assistant Solicitor-General (ASG) prosecutes misdemeanor violations in the State Court of Richmond County.

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. ASG should demonstrate considerable knowledge of state laws, court proceedings, and rules of evidence, as well as the policies and procedures of the Solicitor-General’s Office. ASG must show an ability to communicate and work with the public, judges, and court personnel. ASG must have adequate oral and written communication skills. Work is performed in an office and in a courtroom, sometimes for long periods. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects are necessary functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctorate is required. An ASG must be a member in good standing with the Georgia Bar. Prosecution experience is preferred, but not required. Candidate should be able to pass a criminal background check.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and any references to:
Omeeka Loggins
Solicitor-General
735 James Brown Blvd.
Suite 2500
Augusta, GA 30901
Or via Email: hstanton@augustaga.gov

Please submit these documents by March 1, 2018. Interviews will commence immediately, and position will be available until filled.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 1/26/2018
Application Close Date: 3/1/2018
Contact Number: 706-821-1175

Flint Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (1/25/18)

The District Attorneys Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a Grant funded 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 and serve as the primary victim compensation advocate for entire Judicial Circuit.

Responsibilities include; understanding the qualifiers for Crime Victim’s Compensation eligibility, assisting Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the distribution of information concerning the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program to the community, and advising victims 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 is 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 Paid
Salary Range: $29,324
Application Open Date: 1/24/2018
Application Close Date: 2/2/2018
Contact Number: 770-288-6400
Submit resume and cover letter to: krosemond@co.henry.ga.us

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (1/25/18)

Job Description: The District Attorneys Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a 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 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 1/25/2018
Application Close Date: 2/24/2018
Submit resume and cover letter to: ldarragh@hallcounty.org

Piedmont Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (01/12/18)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 1/11/2018
Application Close Date: 2/1/2018
Contact Number: 770-3073040
Submit resume and cover letter to: sgriffie@barrowga.org

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney in Hall or Dawson County. 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.
  • Prepares appellate briefs for and argues cases before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court

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. Prior experience as a prosecutor or in a Prosecutorial Clinic is preferred.

Resumes with cover letters should be sent to District Attorney Lee Darragh ldarragh@hallcounty.org and to Wanda Vance, Chief Assistant District Attorney wvance@hallcounty.org.

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. 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.

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (01/08/18)

Job Description: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 1/8/2018
Application Close Date: 2/8/2018
Contact Number: 770-477-3450
Submit resume and cover letter to: tameka.bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (01/08/18)

Job Description: The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position. Potential employee will receive State of Georgia benefits including retirement and 401k/457 options. Applicants must be able to appraise, interpret and apply legal principles and precedents to difficult legal problems; concisely and accurately communicate, both orally and in writing; prepare, present, and conduct hearings, trials and appeals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicants should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, DMV records, and pre-employment drug screening; Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each screening.

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.
No Phone Calls Please! Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia or awaiting bar results.

No Phone Calls Please
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: Based on Experience
Application Open Date: 1/8/2018
Application Close Date: 2/28/2018
Contact Number: 770-254-7300
Submit resume and cover letter to: vyeager@pacga.org

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant Disctrict Attorney (01/02/18)

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an immediate opening for an Assistant District Attorney.

This opening, in the Columbus office, 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 on a courtroom team concentrating on violent crimes. He/She will have an active caseload as a trial attorney and maintain his/her cases from investigation through appeal. Prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with 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 interviews will be contacted.

Augusta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (12/27/17)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Augusta 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 Augusta 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:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: $53,675.00 to commensurate with experience
Application Open Date: 12/27/2017
Application Close Date: 2/9/2018
Contact Number: 706-821-1140
Submit resume and cover letter to: gnegles@augustaga.gov

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor I (12/21/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, lower-level felony, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations cases 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.

The annual salary for this job opportunity is $61,318.00.  We currently have two vacancies to fill.   Resumes and cover letters should be sent to tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov.

Towaliga Judicial Circuit
Investigator (12/4/17)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Towaliga Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Investigator serving Butts, Lamar and Monroe Counties. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Conducts thorough and impartial investigations to gather evidence used in the apprehension, indictment, prosecution and conviction of law violators.
  • Works with other law enforcement agencies during investigations; locating & subpoenaing victims/witnesses, completing cases as appropriate; and participating in high risk assignments, including raids, arrests and undercover work.

Minimum Qualifications: must be a citizen of the United States, have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and not have been convicted by any state or by federal government of any crime. Must be a current P.O.S.T certified Georgia Peace Officer or within (12) months of initial employment or appointment as a peace officer, satisfactorily complete the basic course as established in accordance with the rules of the GA P.O.S.T Council (an extension not to exceed three (3) months may be granted by the GA P.O.S.T Council for good cause). Applicants must also demonstrate efficiency with a firearm and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s license.

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.

There are two salary options for this position.
Option 1: Salary of $35,000.00 includes state benefits and retirement.
Option 2: Salary of $50,000.00 is salary only with no benefits or retirement.

The Towaliga 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:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Salary Range: $35,000.00-$50,000.00
Application Open Date: 12/4/2017
Application Close Date: 1/2/2018
Contact Number: 770-504-2407
Submit resume and cover letter to lwatts@pacga.org.

Fulton County Solicitor - General's Office
Victim/Witness Advocate, Supervisor (11/29/17)

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or a related field required; supplemented by three years of experience in victim advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, or social work; 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 possess and maintain a valid Georga driver's license. Must possess a license issued by the State of Georgia as a Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Social Worker.

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 judicial processes and court procedures.  Requires knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling practices.

Examples of Duties/Purpose of Classification: The purpose of this classification is to manage the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program of the Solicitor-General’s Office to assist victims in recovering from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of crimes.  Work involves leading and directing staff, administering program services, counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention services, and forensic interviewing and analysis.  Victim/Witness Advocate, Supervisor is distinguished within the series by responsibility for managing the entire Victim/Witness Advocacy Program.

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.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; interviews applicants; and trains and audits staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and develops or revises procedure manuals.
  • Develops and administers a comprehensive Victim/Witness Assistance Program: develops, implements, evaluates, and ensures compliance with program goals, policies, procedures, and services; oversees and manages program activities and operations; resolves complaints; administers program grants; solicits and develops community partnerships to benefit victims and witnesses; and secures Memorandums of Understanding from community agencies and organizations.
  • Oversees and provides advanced crisis counseling and intervention services for community crisis response, multi-victim crimes, crimes in which a victim's safety has been compromised, or other complex cases: coordinates on-site counseling and crisis response; creates emergency relocation protocols and action plans; evaluates and determines needs of victims and families; and provides resources, referrals, and assistance with victim's compensation, burial assistance, housing/relocation, clothing, food, transportation, medical services, counseling, mentoring, or other appropriate services.
  • Oversees and provides support to Assistant Solicitor-General in cases involving child victims or victims of significant trauma: reviews and interprets case files, pological reports, and medical reports; interviews victims using forensic and age-appropriate inquiry techniques; and provides consultation, professional opinions, and written reports to attorneys.
  • Oversees and provides counseling and emotional support to crime victims and their families: provides clinical supervision to staff; helps victims process feelings about their cases; helps victims/witnesses manage anxiety related to testifying in court; and facilitates or co-facilitates support groups.
  • Oversees and provides support and assistance to victims, witnesses, and families during the criminal justice process: responds to inquiries and requests; explains the Victim Bill of Rights and judicial processes; notifies victims and witnesses of any status changes in case proceedings; accompanies victims, witnesses, and families to court hearings, trials, and attorney interviews; and assists with victim compensation claims and victim impact statements.
  • Provides comprehensive training, education, and guidance regarding victim/witness programs, crisis intervention, and victim/witness counseling: researches best practices; develops and conducts training and orientations for staff, volunteers, and interns; and advises and educates law enforcement, attorneys, Complaint Room staff, Juvenile Court staff, community groups, or others regarding programs, cases or victims.
  • Serves on various community agencies, boards, committees, or other special assignments.
  • Communicates and collaborates with Assistant Solicitor-Generals, Investigators, other Victim/Witness Advocates or Counselors, judges, courtroom personnel, service providers, volunteers, interns, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities and resolve problems; discuss cases; and advocate on behalf of victim's rights, needs, and concerns.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including 918 Supplement B forms, restitution paperwork, and victim impact statements; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including grant reports, victim's compensation annual reports, Pro-Dialog records, and advocacy reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment and supplies as necessary to complete essential functions.

Additional Functions: Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications/Performance Aptitudes:

  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide specialized or professional level counseling and medical treatment to others that typically requires certification and/or a bachelor's degree in a specific field.
  • 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 a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  • 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 influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

Salary:54,398.00 Annually
Resumes should be sent to Tamikia Moses, Office Manager at Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov.

Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/9/17)

The Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General. This is an entry level position that will handle all aspects of misdemeanor prosecution in the State Court of Douglas County, including arraignment, motions, trial, and appeals. At a minimum, candidate must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school and either be a member of the State Bar of Georgia or are waiting on results from the July 2017 Bar Exam.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a prosecutor's office is preferred, either in a professional capacity or as an intern/extern. Law school classes in criminal law and procedure are a plus. Candidates with experience in trial or motions practice are preferred. Our office is looking to hire an individual that has shown a passion and desire to prosecute. Those looking to use this position to gain trial experience to enter private practice need not apply.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 52,488.59 plus benefits
Application Open Date: 10/9/2017
Application Close Date: 10/27/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to: dholmes@co.douglas.ga.us or FAX: 678-838-2061

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney I (9/21/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. Positions in this classification generally perform entry level, professional legal work and under close supervision 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 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; identifies and interviews 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, indictments, and supporting documents; and prepares trial notebooks.

Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to Grand Jury: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriate charges; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts indictments for indictable cases; subpoenas law enforcement officers and witnesses; and presents cases to Grand Jurors.

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 efforts 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, 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; previous experience in criminal justice, legal, or generally related field is preferred; 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; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, 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

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resumes and writing samples to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney III (9/21/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity, or appellate cases.

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.

Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers: confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures; assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.

Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argue motions; conducts jury selection; makes opening and closing statements; presents evidence in court; and questions witnesses; makes appropriate objections and arguments; makes bond and sentencing recommendations and arguments.

Investigates, evaluates, and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; identifies and interviews 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; develops case strategies; presents cases to superiors or District Attorney.

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, indictments, and supporting documents; and prepares trial notebooks.

Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to Grand Jury: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriate charges; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts indictments for indictable cases; subpoenas law enforcement officers and witnesses; and presents case to Grand Jurors.

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.

Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; consults with superiors or District Attorney regarding negotiated pleas; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.

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 efforts and crime prevention initiatives: educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups, or other community partners; and provides resources, training, and recommendations that educate or support a specific criminal justice program/initiative, such as the rehabilitation of juveniles, the prevention and prosecution of human trafficking, or community crime prevention.

Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, 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 six year(s) of experience as a practicing attorney; 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; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, 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 apply principles of negotiation. Performs such in formal situations within the context of legal guidelines.

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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resumes and writing samples to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor (9/14/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, lower-level felony, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations cases 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.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Tamikia Moses, Office Manager at Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov

Flint Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate Intern (8/18/17)

Henry County District Attorney
Superior Court Henry County Courthouse
Number One Courthouse Square
3rd Floor West Tower
McDonough, GA 30253

Available volunteer intern positions:
The Henry County District Attorney’s Office is seeking eager students for a volunteer internship program. To participate in this valuable learning experience, students must be enrolled in an accredited college and majoring in criminal justice, human services, or social science. Some of the opportunities include assisting the office with victim-witness program duties, such as performing general office procedures, attending court, maintaining victim-witness call line, and providing information on victims' legal rights and protection. Qualified applicants must send a resume and cover letter, and consent to background/fingerprint checks following an interview.

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to address referenced below:
Kiauna Rosemond,
Victim Services Director
Flint Judicial Circuit
District Attorney’s Office
krosemond@co.henry.ga.us

Position Status: Intern
Position Type: Unpaid
Application Open Date: 8/18/2017
Application Close Date: 3/9/2018
Contact Number: 770-288-6359

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