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 click here http://lf.pacga.org/Forms/jobrequisition to add a job announcement to our website. If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources department at hr@pacga.org or 770-282-6300.

Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General - DV Unit (5/26/17)

The Douglas County Solicitor-General’s Office has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General to start immediately. The position requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and applicant should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. We will show a preference for candidates with at least one year experience working in a prosecutor’s office and those who have some understanding of the intricacies of domestic violence cases. Familiarity with grant-reporting is a plus.

We are seeking a self-starting individual who will be able to reach out to crime victims and provide them with compassion and assistance in their time of need. The successful applicant will be expected to handle all aspects of the prosecution of cases assigned to our domestic violence unit, including the filing of accusations, arraignment, discovery, trial, and appeal. Additionally, some management experience is a plus, as this position supervises four individuals within the DV Unit.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to David Holmes, Chief Assistant Solicitor. Applicants will be contacted by phone for interviews. No calls please.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: $52,488.59 - $62,392.93 + full benefits
Application Open Date: 5/26/2017
Application Close Date: 6/9/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to:
scsolicitor@co.douglas.ga.us
FAX: 678-838-2061
Mailing Address: 8700 Hospital Drive - 3rd Floor
Douglasville, GA 30134

Henry County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (5/23/17)

Applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Starting salary for this position is $53,802.53 with full county benefits including a defined benefit program. The prosecutor will handle a wide variety of criminal matters and should expect to quickly gain valuable courtroom experience. Prosecutorial or legal experience is preferred.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: $53,802.53
Application Open Date: 5/23/2017
Application Close Date: 5/30/2017
Contact Number: 770-288-7172

Submit resume and cover letter to:
hcsg@co.henry.ga.us
FAX: 770-288-7195
Mailing Address: One Judicial Center, Suite 350
McDonough, Ga 3025

DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office
Paralegal – Special Victims Unit (5/23/17)

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for a Paralegal to work within its Special Victims Unit (“SVU”) which houses its three victim-centered specialty units: 1) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 2) Elder Exploitation and Abuse, and 3) Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children. The Paralegal will serve all three specialized units that fall under the SVU umbrella. Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working closely with attorneys, investigators and advocates on cases in SVU; tracking high profile cases; keeping stats for cases; providing paralegal support on cases prior to indictment and at trial; and attending a variety of multi-disciplinary team meetings and providing any necessary data on behalf of the Office.

Qualifications/Requirements
The ideal candidate must have a paralegal certificate and 3 – 5 years of experience working as a paralegal in a legal setting which specializes in criminal law. The candidate should demonstrate experience with reviewing and organizing large amounts of information to include financial and phone records. Experience with victim advocacy or working with vulnerable populations is a plus.  

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented; must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; must be able to work well in a team environment, while at the same time have the ability to work independently; 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.

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 June 2, 2017, to:
Jennifer Stolarski, Chief Assistant District Attorney, jstolarski@dekalbcountyga.gov

Eastern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (5/16/17)

The Office of the District Attorney, Eastern Judicial Circuit (Savannah), is seeking applications for an Assistant District Attorney position with a start date on or about June 19, 2017. Our office is located just blocks from the scenic historic district in downtown Savannah. We have 42 prosecutors and a support staff of over 60 making us one of the largest law offices in Savannah. Interviews will be conducted from May 22-June 16, 2017 by appointment only. Preference will be given to applicants with prosecution and jury trial experience. All correspondence should be sent by e-mail only.

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 Eastern 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: prosecution / jury trial experience preferred

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: state & county positions available
Salary Range: Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s training and experience
Application Open Date: 5/16/2017
Application Close Date: 6/16/2017
Submit resume and cover letter to: gmmcconnell@chathamcounty.org

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Investigator (5/11/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Investigator. 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.

All applicants must be P.O.S.T certified and have a valid state of Georgia driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. Must be a citizen of the United States.

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 Blue Ridge 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.

Please forward all resumes to Lisa Williams, Office of the District Attorney, 90 North Street, Suite 390, Canton, GA 30114 or via email to lwilliams@cherokeega.com.

Preferred Qualifications: Employment as a P.O.S.T. certified officer for 3-5 years is desired. This position requires an associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational/technical school education in criminal investigations or a closely related law enforcement field.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: The salary range is $43,860-47,610 plus benefits.
Application Open Date: 5/11/2017
Application Close Date: 9/30/2017
Contact Number: 770-479-1488

Submit resume and cover letter to: lwilliams@cherokeega.com

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Secretary (5/11/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit has an opening for a Senior Secretary/Receptionist Position. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Provides clerical support and works directly with Assistant District Attorney’s and Investigators;
  • Receives legal documents and requests such as; subpoenas, warrants, motions, discovery to review and record/incorporate with related legal documents and/or compile with related case/file information;
  • Researches information to complete legal documents and prepare legal descriptions, agreements, legal drafts, letters, reports, summaries and correspondence;
  • Finalizes information/documents upon approval and maintain copies for department file and submits to appropriate parties;
  • Creates and maintains legal files; enters information into department database; updates database; attends court calendars;
  • Performs a variety of administrative duties; answers phone, greets clients and visitors, provides assistance.

Minimum Qualifications: must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. 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 Blue Ridge 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: Requires an associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in business administration, secretarial skills or a closely related field.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 28,995-34,246
Application Open Date: 5/11/2017
Application Close Date: 9/30/2017
Contact Number: 770-479-1488

Submit resume and cover letter to: lwilliams@cherokeega.com

Paulding Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (5/10/17)

The District Attorneys Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a Victim Witness Advocate in the Paulding Circuit. This position will work closely with victims and/or witnesses of a crime in our misdemeanor unit.

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 Paulding 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-funded
Application Open Date: 5/10/2017
Application Close Date: 5/31/2017
Submit resume and cover letter to: jamie.white@paulding.gov

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
Adult Abuse Neglect and Exploitation Prosecutor (AANEP) (5/9/17)

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) is soliciting applications from current or former prosecutors for a position as an Adult Abuse Neglect and Exploitation Prosecutor (AANEP). This position will provide training, education and technical support to prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia about the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elder adults, adults with disabilities and residents of long-term care facilities. Abuse Neglect and Exploitation crimes and issues include, but are not limited to: exploitation and assaults, financial crimes, operating unlicensed care homes and human trafficking. The AANEP's duties will include the following:

  • Teaching at joint prosecutor and law enforcement training sessions across the state;
  • Attending meetings of state boards and committees addressing ANE issues, including, but not limited to; the Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Work Group, At-Risk Adult Financial Exploitation Work Group, and other related organizations;
  • Publishing a quarterly newsletter on ANE related issues;
  • Supporting prosecutors by providing technical legal assistance, by assisting with trial preparation and prosecution of unique or complex cases;
  • 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 or equivalent degree 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.
  • Significant experience prosecuting Georgia abuse neglect and exploitation crimes at both the trial and appellate court levels.

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!

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 2 to Human Resources via email at pacjobs@pacga.org (please enter ‘Elder Abuse Prosecutor” in the subject line) or by fax to (770) 282-6368.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: commensurate with education & experience
Application Open Date: 5/9/2017
Application Close Date: 6/2/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to: pacjobs@pacga.org or FAX: 770-282-6368

Enotah Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (4/25/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Enotah Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. This position is located in the Blairsville office in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. 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.
  • Develop trial strategy for each case, determine appropriate sentence recommendations; call arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys and conduct jury trials..
  • 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 sitting for bar exam in July. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

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

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Application Open Date: 5/1/2017
Application Close Date: 6/15/2017
Contact Number: 706-439-6027

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: csmith@pacga.org
FAX: 706-745-6029
Mailing Address: 65 Courthouse Street, Box 6
Blairsville, Georgia 30512

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (4/14/17)

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 practice primarily in the areas of post-conviction work, asset forfeiture, and drug court. 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). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Northern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (3/31/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Northern Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The Northern Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following counties: Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison and Oglethorpe. The successful applicant should be able to manage a very high case load and work very long hours in very demanding situations while always maintaining a professional and team-oriented attitude. The successful applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The successful applicant shall 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 the pre-employment investigation. Salary is based on experience.

The Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and consists of a very small staff covering five rural counties. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews.

For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to:
D. Parks White
District Attorney
c/o Nancy Bryan, Office Manager
Northern Judicial Circuit
nbryan@pacga.org

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 3/31/2017
Application Close Date: 5/31/2017
Contact Number: 706-283-1716
Submit resume and cover letter to: nbryan@pacga.org

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
(Columbus; Muscogee County Rapid Resolution Program)
Assistant District Attorney (3/30/17)

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 practice in Muscogee County’s Rapid Resolution Program. This position reviews cases for quick resolution while meeting strict deadlines. The position requires court time for non-jury matters, however there is no trial work. Prosecutorial experience is 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). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Property Cases)
Assistant District Attorney (3/30/17)

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 property cases. 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). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Violent Crimes)
Assistant District Attorney (3/30/17)

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. 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). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Harris County)
Assistant District Attorney (3/30/17)

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an Assistant District Attorney position opening in May 2017.

This opening, in the Harris County office, is for a full-time county 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 Harris County area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. The successful candidate will be a trial attorney with an active caseload of misdemeanors and felonies, maintain their cases from investigation through appeal, handle asset forfeitures, and perform tasks in probate and juvenile courts. Prosecutorial experience is preferred. 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). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Victim/Witness Program Advocate (2/27/17)

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: (position requirements at entry): 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.

SALARY: $34,975.00

Unless otherwise indicated, resumes and employment inquiries should be directed to Tawanna Conley, Office Manager, via electronic mail to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov or mail hard copy transmission to:
Office of the Fulton County District Attorney
136 Pryor Street, SW, Third Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Victim/Witness Program Counselor (2/27/17)

JOB SUMMARY: Incumbent in this class performs process duties related to providing counseling and administrative services to crime victims and their families through the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program in the District Attorney’s Office. Responsibilities include facilitating support groups, conducting individual counseling sessions, and providing crisis intervention services to victims and their families.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level within a four-level victim/witness advocate classification series. Victim/Witness Program Counselor is distinguished from Victim/Witness Program Advocate, Senior in that the former provides counseling and administrative services to crime victims and their families, whereas the latter serves as a lead worker and provides direct crisis intervention services to victims of trauma and their families.

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

  •         Serves as an advocate to crime victims/witnesses within an assigned courtroom.
  •         Provides crisis intervention services to crime victims and their families.
  •         Accompanies crime victims and their families to all 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 victims and their families in completing victim compensation claims and impact statements.
  •         Conducts individual counseling sessions for crime victims and their families.
  •         Assists in providing educational training to volunteers, interns, and community members.
  •         Performs administrative tasks to support the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program as required.
  •         Facilitates and co-facilitates support groups.

KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):

  •         Principles and practices of customer service;
  •         Laws, rules, and regulations governing victim/witness programs;
  •         Personal computers and related software;
  •         Method and techniques used to conduct legal research;
  •         Office practices and procedures;
  •         Principles and practices of crisis intervention;
  •         Principles and practices of client confidentiality;
  •         Community resources associated with criminal crisis intervention;
  •         Methods and techniques used to conduct individual and group counseling.

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):

  •         Providing effective customer service;
  •         Interviewing crime victims and their families;
  •         Performing effective legal case management;
  •         Researching legal issues;
  •         Communicating effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds;
  •         Performing effective crisis intervention;
  •         Documenting information gathered from crime victims;
  •         Providing individual and group counseling;
  •         Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports;
  •         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 (Master’s degree and licensing in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work is preferred); and three (3) years’ experience providing counseling services to crime victims and their families within a criminal justice, social services, crisis intervention, or trauma and violence safety assessment program; 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: (position requirements at entry): License issued by the State of Georgia as a Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Social Worker.

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.

SALARY: $50,320.00

Unless otherwise indicated, resumes and employment inquiries should be directed to Tawanna Conley, Office Manager, via electronic mail to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov or mail hard copy transmission to:

Office of the Fulton County District Attorney
136 Pryor Street, SW, Third Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Investigator, District Attorney (2/27/17)

JOB SUMMARY: Incumbent in this class is responsible for gathering evidence used in the apprehension, indictment or prosecution, and conviction of law violators.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the first level within a three-level District Attorney investigator classification series. Investigator, District Attorney is distinguished from Investigator, Senior District Attorney, in that the former investigates routine felony cases and works with a greater degree of supervision, whereas the latter investigates complex and unique cases, works with a minimum of supervision, and provides advice to other Investigators as required.

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

  •     Conducts a thorough and impartial investigation of routine felony cases returned by the Fulton County Grand Jury for prosecution.
  •     Investigates a wide variety of matters within the jurisdiction of the District Attorney.
  •     Maintains contact with other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of various violations.
  •     Reviews assigned cases based on statutory provisions covering a particular violation of the law.
  •     Decides if additional investigation is necessary and completes cases as appropriate.
  •     Investigates reports.
  •     Takes custody of and identifies physical evidence.
  •     Subpoenas records in accordance with established procedure.
  •     Coordinates all factors used by the District Attorney or assigned staff.
  •     Engages in dangerous assignments, including raids, arrests, and undercover assignments as required.
  •     Locates and subpoenas victims/witnesses.

KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):

  •     Federal, state, and local criminal laws and statutes;
  •     Court rules and procedures;
  •     Methods and techniques used to conduct criminal investigations;
  •     Geography of metropolitan Atlanta and surrounding areas;
  •     Procedures used by grand juries in criminal investigations.

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):

  •     Conducting effective interviews and interrogations;
  •     Organizing and prioritizing work;
  •     Photographing crime scenes;
  •     Drawing sketches to scale;
  •     Reading maps;
  •     Operating a motor vehicle;
  •     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 social or behavioral science, criminology, criminal justice, or a related field; and four (4) years experience in law enforcement or in performing criminal investigations; 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: (position requirements at entry):

  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification;
  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class typically require sitting, standing, mobility, carrying, climbing, bending, reaching, grasping, fingering, using foot controls, driving, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

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 9/7/01.

Coweta Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (1/30/17)

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Juris Doctorate required. Member in good standing with the Georgia Bar, Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia.

Experience: One or more years in similar position or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities preferred. Internship, third year practice in law, law journal and/or participation in Moot Court will be considered towards experience.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sandy Wisenbaker by email: swisenbaker@coweta.ga.us. NO PHONE CALLS! Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range:
Application Open Date: 1/30/2017
Application Close Date: 2/16/2017

Southwestern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (1/2/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit (Sumter, Lee, Macon, Stewart, Webster, & Schley Counties) will have an opening for an Assistant District Attorney beginning February 2017. Primary duties for the position will include prosecuting cases in the Juvenile Courts of the Southwestern Judicial Circuit as well as the State Court of Sumter County.  Normal duties for this position include but are not limited to the following as 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 juvenile petitions, accusations, and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
  • Develops and executes 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 include:

  • 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
  • Experience as a prosecutor or with a prosecution office as an intern or extern under the Third Year Practice Act.
  • Applicant should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and Georgia Appellate Courts. Those who have just passed the Bar and are awaiting swearing-in will also be considered.
  • All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.
  • References should be available upon request.
  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who are selected for an interview will be contacted for an interview.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: Starting at $42,000-$52,500 (depending on experience)

Applicants should mail or email a resume and cover letter to:
Candice Hancock-Office Manager
District Attorney’s Office-Southwestern Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1328
Americus, Georgia  31709
chancock@pacga.org

Alapaha Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/10/16)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Alapaha 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 Alapaha 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: Those who are interested in prosecuting Domestic Violence cases.
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: Grant Funded Position
Salary Range: $44,000.00
Application Open Date: 11/9/2016
Application Close Date: 11/23/2016
Contact Number: 229-686-7015

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: dperryman@pacga.org

Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office
Assistant Solicitor General (part time) (10/26/16)

The Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor General (part time) position.

Minimum qualifications for the position: Juris Doctorate. Must possess and maintain valid membership in good standing in the State Bar of Georgia Association, the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia and the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Applicants should go to the following website for job description and application instructions: www.claytoncountyga.gov.

Waycross Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/20/16)

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR   Entry level  Circuit Paid Assistant District Attorney
Working out of the Waycross, Georgia, District Attorney’s Office;  
While experience is appreciated, it is not required.    We provide an excellent environment for learning the craft of criminal prosecution. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Must work well with others.  The following duties are normal for this position and said other duties as may be required, assigned , or come about as part of the job.

  • Drafts accusations and indictments;  evaluates and researches potential defenses;  dismisses cases which are not prosecutable.
  • Reads cases submitted by investigator;  reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work;  researches alternative crimes;  reads and researches case law.
  • Presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers jurors 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.
  • Works with trial team investigators to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence.
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases.
  • nterviews witnesses, victims, experts, and the police; questions potential jurors and selects jury; arranges interpreter services for witnesses when necessary.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case; organizes opening and closing arguments; presents evidence at trial; consults with supervisors about trial strategy.
  • Fills out jury cards; reads appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs.
  • Represents state in probation revocation hearings;  responds to parole notices.
  • Promptly handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts.\ Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, and currently [or soon obtain] a member Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.   A valid driver’s license, no impediment to being an insured driver,  and the ability to operate a motor vehicle to and from courthouses  in area counties.

ADA COMPLIANCE
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 (5-20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time standing  in court and sitting at a keyboard or work station.  Applicants should have a solid command of the English language, and must be confident in their ability to speak in public .

TO APPLY: Resumes should be mailed. FAXed or emailed to:
Office Manager Ms. Peggy Whaley,   pwhaley@pacga.org.,
District Attorney’s Office, 306 Albany Avenue, Waycross GA 31501,
FAX 912287-4399

Gwinnett Solicitor's Office
Prosecuting Attorney (9/19/16)

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

Please submit resume via email to: Solicitor-General@gwinnettcounty.com by  Friday,  September 30, 2016.

NO phone calls please.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Victim/Witness Program Advocate (6/16/16)

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: (position requirements at entry): 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.

SALARY: $34,975.00

Unless otherwise indicated, resumes and employment inquiries should be directed to Tawanna Conley, Office Manager, via electronic mail to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov or mail hard copy transmission to:
Office of the Fulton County District Attorney
136 Pryor Street, SW, Third Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303