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.

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney - Victim Witness Assistance Program Unit (9/20/16)

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office within the victim witness assistance program and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, or trial. Incumbents in this class is responsible for gathering evidence used in the apprehension, indictment or prosecution, and conviction of law violators  that are involved in crimes such as Child Molestation, Battery (FV), Cruelty to Children, Rape etc.

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.

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 experience working cases that are directly related to victims of crimes such as the following: Child Molestation, Cruelty to Children, Aggravated Assault, Battery (Family Violence) etc.  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.

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.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled @ http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/

Interested candidates should also email a resume and cover letter to: Tameka Bentley-Office Manager/Tameka.Bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/20/16)

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.

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.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled @ http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/

Interested candidates should also email a resume and cover letter to: Tameka Bentley-Office Manager/Tameka.Bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Investigator (9/20/16)

Incumbent in this class is responsible for gathering evidence used in the apprehension, indictment or prosecution, and conviction of law violators. Conducts a thorough and impartial investigation of routine felony cases returned by the Clayton 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;
  • 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.

Interested candidates should also email a resume and cover letter to: Tameka Bentley-Office Manager/ Tameka.Bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Paulding Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/20/16)

IMMEDIATE OPENING: The Paulding Judicial Circuit in Dallas, Georgia is accepting résumés for the position of Assistant District Attorney.  The salary range is $40,000 to $44,000.00, depending on experience. This position is county-paid, but the person employed may move to a state-paid position when such openings are available and based on seniority. The A. D. A. hired will handle both misdemeanors and felonies on a three-person trial team in the Superior Court. The Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office is a medium-sized office (more than 40 full- and part-time staff members, including 16 Assistant District Attorneys), with a genial working atmosphere, convivial co-workers and a boss who does his best to not get in the way of the working people in the office.  A two-year commitment by the applicant would be appropriate. The applicant should be a member of the State Bar of Georgia and admitted to the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia. If interested, please send your résumé to dick.donovan@paulding.gov for review.

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.

Griffin Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/13/16)

The Griffin Judicial Circuit has an opening 01/01/2017 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.

MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS:Juris Doctor required. Must be a member of and in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver's history check and pre-employment  drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking, work well in a team environment, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Candidates must also have a willingness to take on additional duties to meet the needs of the office. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Griffin Judicial Circuit, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Please apply via email to kadams@pacga.org

Cobb County Solicitor-General and District Attorney's Offices
Victim Advocate Counselor (9/14/16)

P/T position
Salary based upon experience
Send cover letter and resume by September 23, 2016 to bmorgan@cobbcounty.org

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 and Solicitor General’s Office. Responsibilities include facilitating support groups, conducting individual counseling sessions, and providing crisis intervention services to victims 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 Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, or a related field; 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.

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.

Muscogee County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (9/9/16)

The Office of the Solicitor General, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor General.  This position is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases occurring in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, in the State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia.  We are looking for an entry level or experienced attorney who is a team player and desires to become an excellent prosecutor.

MAJOR DUTIES (include but are not limited to):  Assists the Solicitor-General in the administration and work of the office; Reviews law enforcement reports, criminal histories, driving histories, videos, warrants and affidavits, crime lab reports, and other relevant information and evidence as necessary to prepare and prosecute cases; Ensures cases are properly investigated for prosecution; Prepares accusations and cases for arraignment, hearings, and trial; Negotiates cases with pro se defendants, private attorneys, and the Public Defender’s office; Handles and prosecutes bond revocation hearings, probation revocation hearings, and pretrial and post trial motions and hearings as necessary; Prepares written reports, discovery responses, pretrial and post trial motions, briefs, orders, letters, subpoenas, and other documents; Represents the State in Mental Health Court; Coordinates with mental health personnel regarding appropriate handling and disposition of cases in Mental Health Court; Researches and writes appeals for the State of Georgia; Reads, analyzes, and interprets Georgia statutes and regulations as well as Georgia and federal case law; Researches legal issues; and Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  All applicants must be a member in good standing with 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.  Salary is commensurate with experience based on the Consolidated Government of Columbus Pay Scale.

Applicants should mail or e-mail (in PDF or Microsoft Word format) a resume, cover letter, and references to:
David B. Ranieri
Chief Assistant Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902-1340
dranieri@columbusga.org
706-653-4327
Facsimile: 706-653-4330

Conasauga Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/6/16)

The District Attorney’s Office for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit has an opening in the Dalton office for an assistant district attorney.  This is an entry level, county funded position but with salary set on the State pay scale for assistant district attorneys plus a $4500 annual supplement. Please send resumes and cover letters to District Attorney Bert Poston via his administrative assistant’s e-mail address at aparker@whitfieldcountyga.com.

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/31/16)

The District Attorney’s Office in Cherokee County, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit has an opening for a state-paid Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

  •  Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law
  •  Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
  •  Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  •  Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing 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. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Preferred qualifications: At least three (3) years prosecution experience is required

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:  Office of the District Attorney, 90 North St., Suite 390, Canton, GA 30114 or via e-mail to:  lwilliams@cherokeega.com

Stone Moutain Judicial Circuit (DeKalb County)
Sr. Assistant District Attorney - 2 positions (8/25/16)

The DeKalb County District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for 2 Assistant District Attorney positions (county-paid) assigned to the trial division.

Requirements include:

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

Applicants must have strong trial skills, be capable of multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, have the ability to manage a courtroom and mentor a junior attorney.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (listing the number of jury trials), resume and references to ndmarchand@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/19/16)

e Office of the District Attorney in Cherokee County, 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 is commensurate with experience.  Please forward all resumes to:  Office of the District Attorney, 90 North St., Suite 390, Canton, GA 30114 or via e-mail to:  lwilliams@cherokeega.com.

Waycross Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/1/2016)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Waycross Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney that must be able to attend court in our Six (6) counties. 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: Must be able to lift, carry, and move in & out of a car, twenty (20) pounds (a box of files). 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 must have a valid driver’s license and 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, pre-employment drug screening and verification through the E-Verify system; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking, work well in a team environment, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Candidates must also have a willingness to take on additional duties to meet the needs of the office. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

Please mail, fax or email your resume to  Ms. Peggy Whaley, Office Manager,  306 Albany Avenue,  Waycross GA 31501;  FAX 912/287-4399;  email: pwhaley@pacga.org.

Towaliga Judicial Circuit - Lamar County
Secretary (8/1/16)

The position is available immediately, and is a county funded position. Salary starts at $24,000.00. The position is located in Barnesville, Georgia, which is one hour from Atlanta and is just north of Macon.

Successful applicant will provide administrative/secretarial support. Applicant will maintain schedules and calendars, arrange and confirm appointments, organize internal and external events, handle incoming mail and other material, set up and maintain filing systems, collate information, communicate verbally and in writing to answer inquiries and provide information, liaison with internal and external contacts, coordinate the flow of information both internally and externally, operate office equipment, and complete projects and duties as assigned. Assist in general office and clerical duties as needed. General computer skills and proficiency are essential to this position. 

Applicant must be proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills, proven experience of producing correspondence and documents, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and time management skills. In addition to the normal qualifications, this office is looking for candidates who possess the following qualities: common sense; good people skills; initiative; integrity; a strong sense of right and wrong, balancing justice with fairness; an ability to effectively multi-task, staying calm under pressure; and a sense of personal and community responsibility.

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.

Resumes and Letters of Recommendation may be sent to Linda Watts at lwatts@pacga.org or via fax at 770-504-2410. No calls please.

Towaliga Judicial Circuit - Monroe County
Secretary (7/26/16)

The position is available immediately and is a county-funded position. Salary starts at $24,000.00. The position is located in Forsyth, Georgia, which is located just off I75 and is one hour from Atlanta and is just north of Macon.
Successful applicant will provide administrative/secretarial support. Applicant will maintain schedules and calendars, arrange and confirm appointments, organize internal and external events, handle incoming mail and other material, set up and maintain filing systems, collate information, communicate verbally and in writing to answer inquiries and provide information, liaison with internal and external contacts, coordinate the flow of information both internally and externally, operate office equipment, and complete projects and duties as assigned. Assist in general office and clerical duties as needed. General computer skills and proficiency are essential to this position. 

Applicant must be proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills, proven experience of producing correspondence and documents, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and time management skills. In addition to the normal qualifications, this office is looking for candidates who possess the following qualities: common sense; good people skills; initiative; integrity; a strong sense of right and wrong, balancing justice with fairness; an ability to effectively multi-task, staying calm under pressure; and a sense of personal and community responsibility.

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.

Resumes and Letters of Recommendation may be sent to Linda Watts at lwatts@pacga.org or via fax at 770-504-2410. No calls please

Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Investigator (7/25/16)

POSITION TITLE: INVESTIGATOR
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

CLOSING DATE: Position to remain open until filled

SALARY RANGE: – Negotiable based on experience

HOURS OF WORK: Generally Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Some irregular hours and shift times occasionally necessary.

POSITION SUMMARY: Assists the District Attorney in the preparation and disposition of cases for trial. Coordinates activities and shares information with other departments which may be involved in the disposition of the case. Assists the District Attorney in conducting criminal investigations initiated by the Office of the District Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
All candidates to fill a vacant position in this classification must submit to and pass a drug-screening test after meeting the following minimum requirements:

Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED; and Four years of progressively responsible related experience in law enforcement or investigations; AND

Licenses and Certifications: Valid State Driver's License
Must be Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Certified.
Please provide a current, satisfactory, 3 year motor vehicle report (MVR), issued within the last 60 days.
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Certifications.

JOB SUMMARY:  Assists the District Attorney in the preparation and disposition of cases for trial. Coordinates activities and shares information with other departments which may be involved in the disposition of the case.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Attend preliminary hearings in court to obtain facts in felony criminal cases; prepares information for use in trials.
  • Prepares files on each case to be used when case goes to trial.
  • Reviews facts of case as they appear in court transcripts and obtains defendant’s version of facts of cases.
  • Locates witnesses and prepares written report from interviews.
  • Prepares written report for District Attorney’s use to include: information obtained during interview, summary of known facts to be used in prosecution, investigator’s impressions and observations, recommendations as to motions, and documentation of transmission of information to defendant.
  • Performs field duties to include: interviewing witnesses, delivering subpoenas, obtaining evidence from crime labs, testifying before grand jury, and ensures appearance of witnesses at court hearings.
  • Maintains security and records evidence secured in the business office.
  • Compiles files on each case by obtaining documentation to include: court transcripts, police reports, investigator’s written report(s), copies of subpoenas and court notices, discovery material furnished by opposing counsel, and other reports or material which may become available.
  • Identifies cases on trial dockets; conducts initial and follow-up interviews as needed. Provides in-court assistance at arraignment, trial, pleadings, and other court appearances.
  • Discusses cases with parole officers and probation officers in order to receive information to serve the public’s best interest.
  • Coordinates schedule with District Attorney and other staff members to assure coverage of all court sessions.
  • Provides security in the business office; may be required to provide security services in the courtroom. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: General Office Equipment Personal Computer and/or Terminal Calculator Motor Vehicle Service Weapon

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: All candidates to fill a vacant position in this classification must submit to and pass a drug-screening test after meeting the following minimum requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED; and
  • Four years of progressively responsible related experience in law enforcement or investigations; or
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officer.
  • Licenses and Certifications:
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Certification.
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Certifications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge in:

  • Law enforcement officer functions, self-defense tactics, restraint procedures, weapons skills, security operations, suspect and inmate behavior, and applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and procedures obtained through training at a law enforcement officer academy.
  • Law enforcement investigative methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and the Criminal and Traffic Code of Georgia.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • General office procedures, policies and practices, as well as basic knowledge of personal computers and other general office equipment.
  • Computer applications related to work.

Skill in:

  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. Investigative procedures.
  • Conducting legal research.
  • Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Typing, word-processing, and use of computers.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Observation and analysis of human behavior Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy Be articulate while testifying in court or other legal proceedings.
  • Read and interpret documents such as crime reports, social agency reports, legal references, court documents.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Use and operate cameras and video equipment.
  • Write and type reports, correspondence, procedure manuals. Speak effectively to public groups and respond to questions.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a normal office environment with some exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.
  • Working time may require irregular hours and shift times.
  • The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately quiet.
  • In an emergency situation, the incumbent's working conditions are typically loud.

SUBMIT RESUMES VIA EMAIL TO:
Christine MacDonald
Office Manager
Alcovy Judicial Circuit
cmacdonald@pacga.org

Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (7/25/16)

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

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

Newton 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 apply via email to cmacdonald@pacga.org

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/30/16)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Ocmulgee 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 Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates should 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).

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Legal Assistant (6/29/16)

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by two (2) years’ experience providing clerical support in a legal, administrative business, or professional environment.

NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this classification is to perform legal administrative work for a trial team within a District Attorney’s Office. Work involves preparing cases for arraignment, trial, motions, and grand jury calendars.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:
Performs legal administrative work for a trial team consisting of Assistant District Attorney/Assistant Solicitor General, Investigator Supervisor, and Investigators; Creates file folders and orders mug shots; enters information and case numbers into computer system; forwards information to the appropriate Investigator; keeps monthly log of how many cases are given to each Assistant Attorney/Assistant and Investigator; prepares all arraignment, trial, motions, and grand jury calendars for assigned courtroom; maintains files for all calendars and distributes them as appropriate; responsible for ensuring all notices and subpoenas are mailed out in a timely manner; closes all Administrative Dismissals as well as processes the transfers to State Court; receives all calls and mail for assigned courtroom’s from defense attorneys and defendants; prepares copies of discovery for defense attorney’s and marks calendar with all pertinent information; receives all calls and mail for assigned courtroom’s Assistant District Attorney/Assistant Solicitor General and Investigator; assists callers regarding calendars, court dates, court appearances, bonds etc.; types accusations and indictments for assigned courtroom and ensures accusations are filed and placed on next available arraignment calendar; prepares assigned courtroom’s schedule for the following year and disburses to court personnel; makes any needed changes during the year and informs all concerned parties; types all correspondence for Assistant District Attorney/Solicitor General and Investigator as required; orders certified copies of previous convictions or defendants for assigned courtroom.

Tasks require the ability to exert sedentary to light physical effort, but involves 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. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Interested candidates should also email a resume and cover letter to: Tameka Bentley-Office Manager/ Tameka.Bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Enotah Judicial Circuit
Sr. Assistant District Attorney (6/17/16)

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

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney, Appellate Division (6/17/16)

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

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Investigator, District Attorney (6/16/16)

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.

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

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
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

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

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.

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.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled @ http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/

Interested candidates should also email a resume and cover letter to:
Tameka Bentley-Office Manager/Tameka.Bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Augusta-Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (6/2/16)

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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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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