Employment

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

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

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

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

Coweta County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistance Solicitor-General (7/25/17)

Job Description: Serve as Assistant Solicitor in the State Court of Coweta County.

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

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

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

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

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 7/25/2017
Application Close Date: 8/11/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to: swisenbaker@coweta.ga.us

Office of the Solicitor General, Columbus, Muscogee County
Assistance Solicitor-General (7/24/17)

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 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.  (Applicants with pending results of the Georgia Bar Examination will be considered).  A criminal background check is completed on all candidates.  Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation, bar examination, and drug tests.  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

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Assistance Intern (7/11/17)

The District Attorney's Office is committed to helping victims of crime and vigorously protecting their rights. The Victim-Witness Assistance Program's mission is to alleviate the trauma and devastating effects of crimes on the lives of victims and their families. Victim advocates guide victims through the court process, help victims receive restitution and provide referrals to counseling and community services.

Victim-Witness Assistance Internship Program recruits, trains and places student and community volunteers, who work side-by-side with Victim Service Representatives. Volunteers play an integral role in providing advocacy, clerical and court support and resource referrals.

Victim Services is currently seeking a outstanding student for a internship program. To participate in this valuable learning experience, the student must be enrolled in an accredited college and majoring in criminal justice, human services, or social science. Some of the responsibilities include assisting the office with victim services program duties, such as performing general office tasks, shadowing in court, maintaining the subpoena line, and providing information on victim’s legal rights. Qualified applicants must send a resume and cover letter, and consent to background/fingerprint checks following an interview.

Position Status: Intern
Position Type: Unpaid
Application Open Date: 7/11/2017
Application Close Date: 8/30/2017
Contact Number: 770-603-4110

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: De'Shayla.Wright@claytoncountyga.gov
Mailing Address: Clayton County District Attorney
Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Blvd
Fourth Floor
Jonesboro, Ga 30236

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (7/7/17)

The Office of the District Attorney of the  Ogeechee Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney.  The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins, and Screven, with full-time offices located in Statesboro and Springfield.  All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.  Prosecutorial and/or legal experience is preferred, but not required.   All candidates are subject to a background check.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Accepting applications from  July 1, 2017 - August 15, 2017
Position Status:  Full-Time
Position Type:  State Paid-County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Salary Range:  $45,000 -$60,000 (depending on experience)

Applicants should mail or email a resume and cover letter to:
Richard A. Mallard
District Attorney
1 Courtland St.
Statesboro, GA   30458
rmallard@pacga.org

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Miscellaneous Duties)
Assistant District Attorney (7/6/17)

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

This opening, in the Columbus office, is for a full-time city paid Assistant District Attorney. Candidates for this position should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be willing to live in the Columbus area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. Prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will handle cases in a variety of areas including civil asset forfeiture, post-conviction, accountability courts, welfare fraud, presentation of cases to the Grand Jury, and other responsibilities as needed. The position does not carry a criminal trial caseload.

Please submit your resume to District Attorney Julia Slater via email (brivera@columbusga.org), fax (706-653-4345) or mail (P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Preliminary Hearings)
Assistant District Attorney (7/6/17)

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

This opening, in the Columbus office, is for a full-time city paid Assistant District Attorney. Candidates for this position should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be willing to live in the Columbus area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. Prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will represent the state in preliminary hearings, advise law enforcement, handle record restriction applications, and other responsibilities as needed. The position does not carry a criminal trial caseload.

Please submit your resume to District Attorney Julia Slater via email (brivera@columbusga.org), fax (706-653-4345) or mail (P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Trial Attorney)
Assistant District Attorney (7/6/17)

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an immediate opening for an Assistant District Attorney.
This opening, in the Columbus office, is for a full-time city paid Assistant District Attorney. Candidates for this position should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be willing to live in the Columbus area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. Prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will represent the state in criminal proceedings including bond hearings, indictment/accusation, pre-trial motions, trials, post-conviction matters, and other responsibilities as needed.

Please submit your resume to District Attorney Julia Slater via email (brivera@columbusga.org), fax (706-653-4345) or mail (P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Trial Investigator)
Investigator (7/6/17)

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an immediate opening for an Investigator.

This opening, in the Columbus office, is for a full-time city paid Criminal Investigator. Candidates for this position should be willing to live in the Columbus area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. A bachelor’s degree or commensurate law enforcement experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will prepare cases for prosecution, assist in the administration of files, and other responsibilities as needed.

Please submit your resume to District Attorney Julia Slater via email (brivera@columbusga.org), fax (706-653-4345) or mail (P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (Columbus; Preliminary Hearing Investigator)
Investigator (7/6/17)

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an immediate opening for an Investigator.

This opening, in the Columbus office, is for a full-time city paid Criminal Investigator. Candidates for this position should be willing to live in the Columbus area. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, and a drug screen; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation. A bachelor’s degree or commensurate law enforcement experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will support the Assistant District Attorney in preliminary hearings, act as a liaison between law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office, and other responsibilities as needed.

Please submit your resume to District Attorney Julia Slater via email (brivera@columbusga.org), fax (706-653-4345) or mail (P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902). Because the circuit has multiple positions open, please indicate in your email or cover letter the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Douglas Judicial Circuit
Juvenile Assistant District Attorney (6/29/17)

The Douglas Judicial Circuit is seeking applications for a county-paid Assistant District Attorney to work in Juvenile Court.  This circuit serves Douglas County, a rapidly growing, suburban community just minutes west of downtown Atlanta. The office is located in Douglasville, GA.

Preferred Qualifications: The office is looking for candidates with a background in litigation, a minimum of two (2) years prosecution experience is required. All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing with another state’s bar association and eligible for reciprocal admission 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 6/29/2017
Application Close Date: 7/21/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to: rleonard@co.douglas.ga.us or FAX: 770-920-7123

Northern Judicial Circuit
Secretary (6/26/17)

The Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney is currently accepting resumes for two Administrative Assistant positions for our Elbert County and our Madison County office. These are full time positions. The successful candidate will be expected to manage a high case volume and work in stressful situations while always maintaining a professional and team-oriented attitude.

Some job duties include, but are not limited to, obtaining and entering warrants and law enforcement case files; attending court and entering the case results in Tracker; assisting the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys; scheduling Grand Jury; speaking with victims; preparing discovery; and other duties as assigned.

An employment background check, including drug screening, will be required. The successful candidate will preferably have experience working in the legal field or criminal justice. The Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Office consists of a small, friendly staff that seeks to work well with others and eschews internal conflict and drama.

The Northern 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.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to the following:

D. Parks White, District Attorney
Northern Judicial Circuit
C/O Denise Bird
Office Manager
dbird@pacga.org

P.O. Box 247
Elberton, Georgia 30635
706-283-1716 (office)
706-283-1907 (fax)

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 6/22/2017
Application Close Date: 7/31/2017
Submit resume and cover letter to: Email: dbird@pacga.org or FAX: 706-283-1907

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/23/17)

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

CowetaJudicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/22/17)

The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney in their Carrollton location. 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, or awaiting results from the bar.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should email Cover Letter and Resume to Vicki Yeager, HR Director @ vyeager@pacga.org

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Application Open Date: 6/22/2017
Application Close Date: 7/31/2017
Contact Number: 770-254-7300
Submit resume and cover letter to: vyeager@pacga.org

Northern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/19/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Northern Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The Northern Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following counties: Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison and Oglethorpe. The successful applicant should be able to manage a very high case load and work very long hours in very demanding situations while always maintaining a professional and team-oriented attitude. The successful applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The successful applicant shall be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check, and pre-employment drug screening. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the pre-employment investigation. Salary is based on experience. The Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and consists of a very small staff covering five rural counties. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to:

D. Parks White
District Attorney
c/o Nancy Bryan, Office Manager
Northern Judicial Circuit
nbryan@pacga.org

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 6/19/2017
Application Close Date: 7/31/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to:

E-mail: nbryan@pacga.org
FAX: 706-283-1907
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 247
Elberton, GA 30635

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/14/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Northeastern 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, and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Experience in prosecution is preferred. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

Please send a resume and cover letter to District Attorney Lee Darragh, ldarragh@hallcounty.org and Chief Assistant District Attorney, Wanda Vance, wvance@hallcounty.org

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

Northeastern Judicial Circuit
Front Desk Administrator/Team Legal Assistant (6/13/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit (Hall County) has an opening for a Front Desk Administrator/Team Legal Assistant. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

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

Minimum Qualifications: must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. Computer proficiency is required and a college degree is preferred. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

Please send a resume and cover letter to District Attorney Lee Darragh, ldarragh@hallcounty.org; Wanda Vance, wvance@hallcounty.org and to Legal Assistant Christy Brookshire, cbrookshire@hallcounty.org.

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

Waycross Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (6/1/17)

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

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

  • Drafts accusations and indictments;  evaluates and researches potential defenses;  dismisses cases which are not prosecutable.
  • Reads cases submitted by investigator;  reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work;  researches alternative crimes;  reads and researches case law.
  • Presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers jurors questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations;  calls arraignment calendars;  attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post trial motions;  files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial.
  • Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.
  • Works with trial team investigators to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence.
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases.
  • 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.
  •     Promptly handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
  •     Determines appropriate bond amounts.\ Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.
  •     Performs other related duties as required.

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

ADA COMPLIANCE
Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time standing  in court and sitting at a keyboard or work station.  Applicants should have a solid command of the English language, and must be confident in their ability to speak in public .

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

Gwinnett Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (5/31/17)

The District Attorneys Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a Victim Witness Advocate in the Gwinnett Circuit. This position will work closely with victims and/or witnesses of a crime to guide them through the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program.

Responsibilities include; assisting with compensation claims, victim impact statements and advising of available resources based on the Victim Bill of Rights. Knowledge of the judicial process with respect to victims’ rights and case filings; and experience working with prosecutors and law enforcement are preferred.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling or a related field and two years of experience working in criminal justice, social services, crisis intervention, or trauma and violence safety assessment and planning. Superior customer service skills, positive attitude, personal responsibility and a strong sense of responsibility to the community at large is preferred. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Typical Class Essential Duties (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.):

  • Contacts victims of criminal activity, gathers information regarding alleged criminal events, documents concerns, and answers questions.
  • Serves as a liaison for the victim throughout the legal process and explains their rights and verdicts of the case.
  • Coordinates various committee or panel agendas, registration, case review, and related proceedings.
  • Assists victims with completing legal documentation, such as protective orders, bonding conditions, reimbursement requests, and related documentation as necessary.
  • Maintains appropriate files and related case information and prepares related correspondence.
  • Escorts victims and family members to and from courtroom.
  • Records victim and family member names, addresses, and other contact information and enters information into applicable databases.
  • Serves as a liaison for the volunteer interpreter program and coordinates and organizes activities.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Training and Experience (positions in this class require):

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Two years of related experience; 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 (positions in this class require): None Required.


Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

  • Court proceedings;
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Office principles and procedures;
  • Basic intervention and counseling principles.


Skills (position requirements at entry):

  • Explaining court proceedings;
  • Explaining applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Handling difficult or sensitive issues;
  • Providing case management for victims of criminal activity;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Physical Requirements:

  • 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.


Desired Skills:

  • Ability to proficiently write, read, and speak Korean.


Position Status: Part-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: Up to $21.45 per hour
Application Open Date: 5/31/2017
Application Close Date: 6/16/2017
Contact Number: 770-822-8491

Submit resume and cover letter to:
candice.pitman@gwinnettcounty.com
FAX: 770-822-8306

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

The District Attorney’s Office in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit (Sumter, Lee, Macon, Stewart, Webster, & Schley Counties) will have an opening for an Assistant District Attorney beginning February 2017. Primary duties for the position will include prosecuting cases in the Juvenile Courts of the Southwestern Judicial Circuit as well as the State Court of Sumter County.  Normal duties for this position include but are not limited to the following as other duties may be required and assigned:

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

Minimum qualifications include:

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

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

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

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

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

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

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Those who are interested in prosecuting Domestic Violence cases.
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: Grant Funded Position
Salary Range: $44,000.00
Application Open Date: 11/9/2016
Application Close Date: 11/23/2016
Contact Number: 229-686-7015

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