Employment

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

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

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify, and uses this program to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after July 1, 2008. [Federally-Issued User ID #: 144282, Date of Authorization: August 12, 2008]

Please contact Chantalia Cooper at hr@pacga.org to add or remove an announcement.

Houston Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (5/23/16)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Houston Judicial Circuit has an opening for a full-time county-paid Assistant District Attorney. At least one to five years prosecution experience preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

All applicants 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 (no exceptions). 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. Houston is an equal employment opportunity employer.
 

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Lisa Hudson
Office Manager
Houston Judicial Circuit
lhudson@houstonda.org

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!

Douglas Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (5/23/16)

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Assistant District Attorney, with a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a prosecutor.  It is a County paid position with a salary based upon experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by five (5) year previous experience and/or training that includes litigation and criminal law experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.

Interested candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter to:
Ryan Leonard, Chief Assistant District Attorney at rleonard@co.douglas.ga.us, fax 770-920-7123.

Macon Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (5/23/16)

The District Attorney’s Office, Macon Judicial Circuit, comprised of Bibb, Peach and Crawford counties, has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney.  Applicant must be a member of good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.  An employment background check and drug screening will be required.  Applicant should be available to begin employment as soon as possible.  This is a county paid position - salary based on experience.  Applicants can email resume, cover letter and references to:  blasseter@maconbibb.us

Beth Lasseter
Office Manager
District Attorney’s Office
Macon Judicial Circuit
(478) 621-6253
blasseter@maconbibb.us

Douglas County Solicitor-General’s Office
Investigator (5/23/16)

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

Preference will be given to those individuals with a background in Domestic Violence.
Position open immediately. 
Salary: $40,718.29 plus benefits.

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

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

Enotah Judicial Circuit
Sr. Assistant District Attorney (5/20/16)

Job Description: The Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position for its Union County (Blairsville) Office. This is a state­ paid position with State of Georgia benefits. For an experienced applicant who due to prior service time would prefer a county paid position, this option would be available.

Our office is located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, popular with tourist and retirees. Abundant recreational opportunities nearby include lakes Notley and Chatuge, mountain hiking trails, hunting, fishing and several golf courses. The community is ideal for those wanting to work here several years before retirement or those looking for a safe family friendly community.

The ideal applicant would have five (5) or more years of trial experience.

Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, have above average communication and trial skills, and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

Position Status: Full-Time Opening is available now.

Additional Information: Contact Information: Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and references to csmith@pacga.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Administrative Assistant (5/12/16)

The District Attorney’s Office for Dawson County (Northeastern Judicial Circuit) has an opening for a front desk/administrative assistant, county paid, to work in Dawson County.  While a criminal justice background could be helpful, it is not imperative for this particular job.  A background check will be conducted on all applicants interviewed. Northeastern is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Please email a cover letter and resume to both contacts listed below:
Conley Greer, ADA Supervisor
cgreer@dawsoncounty.org

Deb Dearwent, Office Manager
ddearwent@dawsoncounty.org

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (5/6/16)

Job Description: The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position for its Carroll County (Carrollton) Office. This is a state-paid/county reimbursed position with State of Georgia benefits. Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, have above average communication skills, 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, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

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

Position Status: Full-Time

Application Deadline: 6/20/2016

Additional Information: Contact Information: Applicants should submit cover letter and resume to: vyeager@pacga.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (5/6/16)

Job Description: The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position for its Coweta County (Newnan) Office. This is a state-paid/county reimbursed position with State of Georgia benefits. Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, have above average communication skills, 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, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

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

Position Status: Full-Time

Application Deadline: 5/20/2016

Additional Information: Contact Information: Applicants should submit cover letter and resume to: vyeager@pacga.org
No Phone Calls Please

Alapaha Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (4/28/16)

The District Attorney's Office of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a state funded Assistant District Attorney position until May 11, 2016. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Georgia Bar and have felony trial experience. Individual should be able to self-motivate and work without strict supervision. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume with 3 references to Dick Perryman, District Attorney, via e-mail to dperryman@pacga.org; or fax to 229.686.7170.

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (4/19/16)

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for a Juvenile Court prosecutor position. Georgia Bar license required and experience preferred. The ADA will handle juvenile court prosecutions in all eight counties within the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit. Superior organizational and people skills are required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to District Attorney Stephen Bradley via email (sbradley@pacga.org), fax (478-445-5041) or mail (121 N. Wilkinson Street, Suite 305, Milledgeville, GA 31061).

Appalachain Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/15/16)

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, or trial.

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.

  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases 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 investigators to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence.
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases.
  • Interviews 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.
  • Reads appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs.
  • Represents state in probation revocation hearings; responds to parole notices.
  • Handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts. Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by five (5) year previous experience and/or training that includes litigation and criminal law experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to:
Brian Stanford, Chief of Staff at bstanford@pacga.org

Henry County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (4/11/16)

The Henry County Solicitor-General’s Office is accepting applications for an Assistant Solicitor-General Position. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Salary for this position will depend on experience, 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. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 18, 2016. Please mail or fax a resume and cover letter to John A. “Trea” Pipkin III, Solicitor-General, Attn: Michele Stephens, Office Manager, One Judicial Center, Suite 350, McDonough, Ga. 30253 FAX: (770) 288-7195

Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (4/5/16)

The Alcovy Circuit District Attorney is accepting applications for a county position for Assistant District Attorney. All applicants must be a member of the Georgia Bar in good standing. Email resume and cover letter to cmacdonald@pacga.org

Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (3/31/16)

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Provides clerical and administrative support within the guidelines of supervisory instruction, departmental policies and procedures and GCIC manuals.  Reports to Solicitor General or other designated person and works with office personnel, law enforcement personnel, court personnel, County and State employees, and the general public to efficiently provide support to the office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES:    
Represents the State in the prosecution of misdemeanor cases with direct litigation responsibilities.  Presents cases daily for arraignment and sentencing in State Court.  Conducts suppression, revocation and restitution hearings. (50%)

Manages a high volume caseload through case preparation and time management skills.  Reviews files for prosecution and will represent the State throughout arraignment, trial and sentencing phases.  Reviews criminal histories, interviews witnesses and targets specific victim concerns and/or restitution.  Prepares court orders and other legal documents.  Serves as resource for subordinate personnel. (50%)
         

As Required Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Juris Doctor required.  Must be a member of and in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Depending upon area of assignment, positions in this class typically require: intermittent sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, stooping, crouching, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting.

TRAINING & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

Submit resumes, preferably by email, to Kellie McIntyre, Solicitor-General: solicitorsoffice@augustaga.gov or by mail to: 735 James Brown Blvd., Suite 2500, Augusta, GA 30901

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney, Appellate Division

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

Essential Duties:

  • Conducting Legal Research;
  • Preparing and arguing Motions for New Trial;
  • Preparing and arguing Constitutional Speedy trial Demands;
  • Preparing and writing appellate briefs;
  • Assisting in editing and reviewing all briefs filed with the appellate courts;
  • Conducting oral argument before the Georgia Appellate courts;
  • Providing research and court support for the trial attorneys.

Essential Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience as a practicing attorney. Experience working in a law firm or government legal office and experience in writing appellate briefs and arguing before appellate courts.

Salary: $70,291.00 – $82,000.00 (Salary commensurate with experience)

Please email your resume and a writing sample to:
Luz Sanchez Office Manager
da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (2/23/16)

The Office of the District Attorney, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, currently has an opening for a county-paid Assistant District Attorney.  All applicants must be members in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.  At least three (3) years prosecution experience is required. Salary range is $52,849-$57,432. 

Please forward all resumes to:  lwilliams@cherokeega.com. Or via mail to- Office of the District Attorney, Attention Lisa Williams, 90 North St., Suite 390, Canton, GA 30114

Mountain Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (2/10/2016)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for a full-time Assistant District Attorney. All applicants 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. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mountain is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Pat Irvin
Office Manager
Mountain Judicial Circuit
pirvin@pacga.org

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Sr. Public Affairs Officer (1/26/16)

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking a highly skilled communications professional to serve as Senior Public Affairs Officer on the District Attorney’s Executive Team. Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience are key requirements.

Essential Duties:
Develops, writes and coordinates the publication and distribution of office-related materials including press releases, newsletters, special reports, fact sheets, speeches, brochures and other written collateral as needed.
Fields public and media inquiries and facilitates timely and accurate responses in consultation with District Attorney and Department Heads.

  • Coordinates media interviews, press conferences, community forums and other special events/projects; prepares associated materials for District Attorney and staff.
  • Consults with graphic artists regarding artwork, design and layout of communications materials for internal and external platforms and audiences; Responsible for final production outcomes.
  • Coordinates development and distribution of social media/website content.
  • Monitors and audits media coverage of office-related activities and cases; maintains database of news articles/clippings, media reports and inquiries.
  • Works with intergovernmental agencies to facilitate joint programs and initiatives
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external audiences.
  • The ability to work thoroughly and effectively under deadline.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize a wide-variety of projects in fast-paced environment.

The ability to collect, review and disseminate criminal justice data in a clear and common-sense manner.

Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism, English or related field, supplemented by five (5+) years in public/media relations, journalism or communications with specific writing focus.

Salary: $49,940.00-$74,000.00

Please email resume and writing sample(s) to: Luz Sanchez
Office Manager  da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (1/8/16)

CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, or trial.

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.

  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases 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.
  • Interviews 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.
  • Handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts.\ Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Speaks to reporters on various cases.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and completing employee performance appraisals.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training that includes litigation and criminal law experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.

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 sounds 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.

Clayton County, Georgia, 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 resume and cover letter to:
Ms. Sheryl Freeman, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Sheryl.Freeman@co.clayton.ga.us

DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (12/23/15)

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is currently accepting resumes for an Assistant Solicitor in its Traffic and Ordinance Division. Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing calendars by reviewing charges and criminal and driver histories; forming recommendations on cases; negotiating cases with attorneys and pro se defendants; representing the State of Georgia in all stages of proceedings from taking pleas to conducting bench trials; and performing additional litigation and administrative tasks related to the prosecution of misdemeanor traffic and ordinance offenses. 

Requirements
Education/Experience: 

  • Must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Prior litigation and criminal law experience is preferred, but is not necessary.
  • Internships, particularly third year practice experiences, and/or Moot Court will be considered towards experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required. 
  • Must be capable of effectively multi-tasking and handling the demands of a heavy caseload in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. 
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment while at the same time have the ability to work independently. 
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills as well as a commitment to serving their 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 January 8, 2016, to:
Ms. Kelly McMicheal, Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General
kamcmichael@dekalbcountyga.gov

DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office
Public Information Officer (12/23/15)

The DeKalb County Solicitor General is hiring a Public Information Officer (PIO) who possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, and can create, plan and execute public relations strategies to maintain and enhance the mission and educational programs of the DeKalb County Solicitor General among various internal and external audiences. This position, which reports directly to the Solicit or General, encompasses all of the responsibilities of a media relations position, including managing social media content and strategy, as well as internal and external communications. It is a great position for someone who is creative, motivated, a self-starter, and can juggle many tasks.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Drafting press releases, advisories, statements and talking points for approval by the Solicitor General or senior staff, handling all media inquiries, as well as drafting and distributing internal and external communications. The PIO will actively pursue media placement and press opportunities to promote the SG and her programs while fostering a positive working relationship with the community.  The PIO will coordinate news conferences, including notifying media, preparing informational material and formal statements. Other duties include conducting research on topics/issues of relevance to the SG and its partners; maintaining the SG website and social media assets, as well as creating print and electronic materials highlighting SG programs and initiatives; overseeing the design and creation of publications, graphics and video for public dissemination and in-house use. The PIO is responsible for photography and videography at SG events. Must be able to work in a team environment and may be required to work some nights and weekends. Other duties will be determined by the SG, Chief of Staff or designee.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related field; and have at least five years of work experience in public relations or journalism.  In addition, the ideal candidate is a confident communicator and presenter; possesses excellent organizational and planning skills and has a full understanding of media needs and relationships; is proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate with an attention to detail, able to work in high-stress environments. Experience with social media preferred.  Strong working knowledge of WordPress, or similar design software preferred.  Photo and video skills preferred.  Strong written and communications skills are required.  Must have strong organizational and time management skills, be self-motivated and professional, and be able to work under pressure on time sensitive projects.  Must have extensive experience in drafting media-related correspondence. Candidates shall be cognizant of the confidential and sensitive nature of working in a law enforcement agency.  Must be a resident of Georgia and a U.S. citizen.  Must also have an active valid driver’s license and the right to legally operate a motor vehicle in Georgia and pass a criminal background check, including a drug/alcohol test.

Salary: The position is capped at 39 hours per week but paid as FT salary commensurate with experience, benefits and pension.

Interested candidates must fully complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and a three page maximum writing sample no later than January 8, 2016 and send to Toni Cook, Executive Assistant to Solicitor-General Sherry Boston, at tbcook@dekalbcountyga.gov.  Only fully completed applications with required attachments will be considered.

DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office
Community Prosecutor (12/23/15)

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Community Prosecutor. Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: establishing and building long-term, proactive partnerships among other prosecutors, police, public and private organizations and the community at-large; working with community and law enforcement partners to focus resources on identified issues that require a criminal justice response; planning, promoting, and executing community-based programs and trainings; identifying, tracking and prosecuting cases involving repeat offenders or cases of special interest to the community; and assisting with the administration of the Court Watch Program.

Requirements
Education/Experience: 

  • Must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  • 7 years of prior prosecutorial experience is preferred; however, it is not required if comparable experience can be shown.
  • Internships, particularly third year practice experiences, and/or Moot Court will be considered towards experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required. 
  • Must be capable of effectively multi-tasking and handling the demands of a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment while at the same time have the ability to work independently. 
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills as well as a commitment to serving their 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 January 8, 2016, to:
Ms. Sonja Brown, Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General
snbrown@dekalbcountyga.gov

Bibb County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (12/16/15)

Position:  Assistant Solicitor General
Salary: $61,000

GENERAL SUMMARY: The purpose of this job is the prosecution of misdemeanor violations in the State Court of Bibb County and Macon-Bibb County Municipal Court.  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.
Education: Juris Doctorate required.  Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
Experience: Two 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.

Macon-Bibb 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. Retirement is State ERS.
Please submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2015 to Rebecca Grist at rgrist@maconbibb.us .

Henry County Solicitor-General's Office
DASO Administrative Assistant I (12/16/15)

Henry County is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant I in the Solicitor-General’s Office. This position requires strong customer service skills and deals directly with the public. This position works under general supervision of the office administrator.  It requires drafting, preparing and typing legal documents as well as assisting the team members in preparing for trials, hearings and grand jury presentations.  The position organizes work to ensure that all assignments are completed according to schedule and court regulated deadlines.  Qualifications include: High school diploma or GED; one (1) year experience as an Administrative Assistant; must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License; any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job is acceptable. 

Salary - $29, 324.25

Applications will be accepted beginning December 16, 2015 until close of business on December 21, 2015.  Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA  30253.  Please send a resume to hcsg@co.henry.ga.us.
www.co.henry.ga.us
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Coweta County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (12/2/15)

Position:  Assistant Solicitor General
Salary: $49,000

Education: Juris Doctorate required.  Member in good standing with the Georgia Bar .
Experience: One or more years in similar position or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities 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 resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 11th to Sandy Wisenbaker by email at sandy@cowetasolicitor.com. NO PHONE CALLS!

Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit
Victim Advocates (12/1/15)

The Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit (Forsyth County) has two openings for Victim Advocates.  One position is grant-funded; one is county-funded.  Both are full-time positions with county benefits.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.  The salary is $34,000.

Please email or mail cover letter, resume and references to:

Penny A. Penn, District Attorney
101 E. Courthouse Sq., Ste. 2075
Cumming, GA  30040
papenn@forsythco.com
(770) 781-2125

Assisstant District Attorney
Gwinnett Judicial Circuit (11/11/15)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit has an opening for a full-time Assistant District Attorney. The successful candidate will have at least three years of prosecution and trial experience, work well in a team, have experience with large caseloads, and have a proven record as an effective advocate for crime victims.

Previous expertise in electronic surveillance (wiretap), GPS, and phone data exploitation is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

All applicants 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. 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. Gwinnett is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Please send a cover letter, resume and references (optional) to:
Dan.Mayfield@GwinnettCounty.com 

Alternatively, documents can be mailed to:
Dan Mayfield, Chief Assistant ADA
District Attorney’s Office
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 20046

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

Assistant Solicitor-General
Augusta-Richmond County (10/30/15)

Approved Title: Assistant Solicitor General   
Salary: Starting at $52,599.31/yearly
Reports to: Chief Assistant Solicitor General

GENERAL SUMMARY: The purpose of this job is the prosecution of misdemeanor violations in the State Court of Augusta-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.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

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

Other: 

  • May supervise designated subordinate personnel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is performed in an office and courtroom, sometimes for long periods.  Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects.

DISCLAIMER
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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

Kellie McIntyre
Solicitor-General
solicitorsoffice@augustaga.gov

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Case Manager (9/11/15)

The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney UIFSA Division is currently accepting applications for a  Full Service Initiating Case Manager.  A brief description of the position is listed below:

Under general supervision manages a caseload of approximately 500 to 600 cases for the preparation and completion of UIFSA petitions through the determination of paternity and the issuance of a support order by the Responding State. Upon the entry of a support order, ensures child support obligations are appropriately monitored and enforced.  Performs locate efforts consistent with federal and state regulations.  Communicates with the Responding States  as required, and maintains a positive working relationship with management, peers, and external customers.

Minimum Educational requirement: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree.

The position requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point, Typing 40 wpm. The ideal candidate will possess the following expertise:  Problem solving ability, customer service experience and proficiency, excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking ability, the  ability to handle and appropriately manage a high volume caseload with a variety of responsibilities including mastering the Support Tracking Accounting and Reporting System (STARS) which contains all case related information.  The candidate must also possess the ability to multi-task with required results, be self-motivated, be a team player, and possess the necessary time management skills that will assure the accomplishment of the office mission of establishing and enforcing child support orders.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to the Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney, UIFSA Division, One West Court Square, Suite 450, Decatur, Georgia 30030 Attention: Angela Dunn, Office Manager or Nicole Girard, Supervisor or e-mail cover letter and resume to  Angela.Dunn@dhs.ga.gov or Nicole.Girard@dhs.ga.gov .

The deadline to apply is September 25, 2015.

Assistant District Attorney
Clayton Judicial Circuit
(9/4/15)

Clayton County, Georgia Classification Specification
Classification Title: Assistant District Attorney
Crimes Against Women and Children Unit

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION: The purpose of this classification is to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, or trial.

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.

  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases 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.
  • Interviews 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.
     

Clayton County, Georgia ~ Assistant District Attorney

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.
Handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens. Determines appropriate bond amounts.
Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements. Speaks to reporters on various cases.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and completing employee performance appraisals.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training that includes litigation and criminal law experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.

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 sounds 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.

Clayton County, Georgia, 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.

Please submit resumes to Sheryl Freeman, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney via fax:
Office of the District Attorney
Clayton Judicial Circuit
9151 Tara Boulevard 4th Floor
Jonesboro GA 30236
Fax: 678-479-5079

Assistant District Attorney
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
(8/27/15)

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

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

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

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(8/20/15)

The Clayton Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for an Assistant District Attorney. This circuit serves Clayton County, a metro-Atlanta jurisdiction just south of Atlanta and home to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The office is located in Jonesboro, GA.

The office is looking for candidates with a background in litigation, with a preference for applicants with prosecution and jury trial experience. All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia, be awaiting results from the July 2015 bar examination, or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia.  A criminal background check is completed on all candidates.  Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation.

This is a county paid position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to:

Deah B. Warren
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney 
deah.warren@co.clayton.ga.us

State Court of Fayette County
Staff Attorney
(8/17/15)

Judge Jason B. Thompson of the Fayette County’s State Court Office has an opening for a full-time Staff Attorney with benefits. Requirements include drafting orders, creating calendars for civil and criminal cases, and assisting the State Court Judge in all legal research.

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Toni Starr Tumlin
Judicial Assistant to
Judge Jason B. Thompson
State Court of Fayette County
ttumlin@fayettecountyga.gov

No phone calls please!

Cobb Judicial Circuit
Part-Time Victim Advocate (Bilingual)
(7/10/15)

The District Attorney’s Office in Cobb County has an opening for a part-time victim advocate. Candidates must be bilingual (English/Spanish). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS include: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Services, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field; supplemented by one year previous experience that provides broad knowledge of the judicial process with respect to victims rights and case filing; additional years of experience in the field may substitute for a portion of the required experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Job Details:
29 hours per week
$14 per hour
Part-time only – no benefits
Grant-funded position

Please send cover letter and resume to Kim McCoy via email (kmccoy@cobbcounty.org) or fax (770-528-3031) no later than Friday, July 17, 2015. No phone calls please.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Victim/Witness Program Advocate
(7/10/15)

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
(7/10/15)

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

Macon Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate
(6/10/15)

The District Attorney’s Office, comprised of Bibb, Peach and Crawford Counties, has an opening for a Victim Witness Advocate. This is a full-time position with county benefits. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, and a minimum of two years’ experience is preferred. An employment background check and drug screening is required.

Anyone interested in this position should visit maconbibb.us, click on "employment," and fill out an application.

Georgia Department of Law / Georgia Office of the Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Section
(6/2/15)

http://law.ga.gov/assistant-attorney-general-civil-rights

Duties & Responsibilities
Attorneys in this section represent state agencies, elected officers and employees who are sued in civil rights actions. As a litigator, attorneys appear in Court for hearings and trials, conduct discovery and draft pleadings in both State and Federal Court. Travel is required.

Minimum Training & Experience
Member of the Georgia Bar AND graduation from an accredited law school and a minimum of four (4) years of civil rights/litigation experience.

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

All qualified and interested applicants should submit their resume and their Department of Law application documents to:
Human Resources Director
Department of Law
40 Capitol Square S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
You will find the 'attorney' application under 'Careers', click applications.

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Apprentice Assistant District Attorney Program
(6/2/15)

The Clayton County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for its Apprentice Assistant District Attorney Program. Apprentices will assist trial attorneys with the preparation of cases for trial and are given assignments that expose them to a wide range of prosecutorial functions. Membership in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or eligibility to practice under the Supreme Court of Georgia's provisions for first-time applicants to the State Bar of Georgia is required. Preference will be given to applicants with trial and/or trial advocacy course experience. This is an unpaid position.

Please submit resumes and cover letters to:

Deah B. Warren
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney
ClaytonJudicial Circuit
deah.warren@co.clayton.ga.us

Augusta Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General
(5/29/15)

Salary:  Starting at $52,599.31/yearly 
Reports to: Chief Assistant Solicitor General
             

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The purpose of this job is the prosecution of misdemeanor violations in the State Court of Augusta-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.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

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

Other:  May supervise designated subordinate personnel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in an office and courtroom, sometimes for long periods.  Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects.

DISCLAIMER:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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

Kellie McIntyre
Solicitor-General
solicitorsoffice@augustaga.gov

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Investigator, District Attorney
(5/21/15)

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.

Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office
Senior Assistant Solicitor-General I
(3/31/15)

The Clayton County Solicitor General's Office anticipates having an opening for a Senior Assistant Solicitor General I position.

The salary starts at $60.173.21

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Juris Doctorate; supplemented by two (2) years previous prosecutorial experience that includes litigation and criminal law, with progressively proficient work as an Attorney; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in good standing in the State Bar Association of Georgia, 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. Upon meeting all qualifications for Senior Assistant Solicitor General II and maintain satisfactory performance, employee may progress to the SASG II position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appalachian Judicial Circuit
Investigator
(12/10/14)

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

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

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

Georgia Department of Law
(1/16/14)

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

Duties & Responsibilities

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

Minimum Training & Experience

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

Additional Information

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

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

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

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

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

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