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 Human Resources Director Chantalia Cooper to add or remove an announcement.

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

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):

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

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):

  • Conducting effective interviews and interrogations;
  • Organizing and prioritizing work;
  • Photographing crime scenes;
  • Drawing sketches to scale;
  • Reading maps;
  • Operating a motor vehicle;
  • Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (position requirements at entry):
Completion of course work equivalent to the academic requirements of a Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral science, criminology, criminal justice, or a related field; and four (4) years experience in law enforcement or in performing criminal investigations; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: (position requirements at entry):

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

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

Physical Profile:
This is a Category #2 Physical Profile class and position. All applicants for initial entry by outside hiring into a permanent Fulton County position in this category shall be required to conform to Part II of the physical standards and criteria as approved and established by Personnel Board resolution dated November 1, 1988.

Classification History: Draft revised by Fulton County Personnel 9/7/01.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Investigator, White Collar Crime Unit
(5/21/15)

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking to hire a full time Director of Data Entry, Records, Paralegal & Administrative Services. This position is responsible for providing organized leadership and direction to administrative support staff in the DA Office.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide guidance and supervision to administrative teams with the goal of optimizing skills, enhancing service and maximizing productivity of support staff.
  • Create and implement systems to audit & manage data entry to ensure timely and accurate input of data into our case management system - Odyssey.
  • Oversee the security, physical tracking, storage and retrieval of case files and information in our Records unit.
  • Direct the overall structure and methodology of support for Assistant District Attorneys at the DA Office. Plan, coordinate and administer policies and procedures which serve to provide comprehensive administrative support to the teams.
  • Act as a subject matter technical liaison, troubleshooter and team specialist for existing and future office wide computer applications. Work along with the Information Technology team to maintain and maximize the performance of existing hardware and software.
  • Provide project management duties include warehousing and logistics, office allocation and outfitting, property management, supervision of backlog and report production and analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills:

  • The ability to skillfully analyze, evaluate and audit data management processes
  • The ability to identify training and development needs
  • The ability to create training materials to address needed areas of improvement
  • The ability to prepare and present reports that reflect audit results
  • The ability to draft written reports, findings, conclusions, summaries and other documents.
  • Ability to identify and acquire knowledge specific to assigned projects;
  • The ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet thorough attention to detail and follow through;
  • Demonstrable leadership experience, with an ability to handle uncertainty, think creatively, embrace new approaches, and pioneer innovative solutions to intricate problems;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong communication, organization, customer service skills and ability to meet deadlines in an accurate and timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of course work equivalent to the academic requirements of a Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, organizational development, finance, or a related field; and three (3) years’ experience in program evaluation, operations, planning, and/or research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Salary: $54,148.00
Please send a letter and resume to DA.Employment@fultoncountyga.gov for employment consideration.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Investigator, White Collar Crime Unit
(5/21/15)

The Investigator of the White Collar Crime Unit is responsible for conducting criminal investigations of complex white collar cases involving losses of more than $100,000.00; interviewing complainants, witnesses, and suspects in felony cases and evaluating their statements; collecting and preserving evidence; inputting and analyzing large amounts of data; preparing investigative reports; assisting other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of various violations; participating in dangerous case assignments, including raids, arrests and undercover assignments; and preparing cases for hearings and trial.

Essential Functions:

  • Singlehandedly investigating complex cases
  • Writing reports and case summaries in complex cases
  • Preparing Excel or Access spreadsheets of bank records and other types of financial records and analyze data as part of investigation and preparation of cases
  • Gathering information quickly and adeptly, determining facts and participating in accurate charging recommendations based on the investigative findings
  • Maintaining records and documentation pertaining to work
  • Collaborating with the Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney and other attorneys assigned to the Unit
  • Meeting with the District Attorney to discuss cases
  • Presenting cases to the Grand Jury
  • Assisting the attorneys in court
  • Testifying at hearings and trials

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of criminal justice, accounting and real estate
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and codes
  • Knowledge of court practices and procedures, and methods and techniques used to conduct criminal investigations
  • Knowledge of the safe use and care of firearms and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment
  • Knowledge of personal computers and related software
  • The ability to prioritize and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and with a group

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a business, accounting or a criminal justice related field
  • Four (4) years minimum financial investigations experience in law enforcement and in performing criminal investigations required
  • POST certification required
  • Certified Fraud Examiner is preferred

Salary: $54,148.00
Please send a letter and resume to DA.Employment@fultoncountyga.gov for employment consideration.

Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(5/14/15)

The Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a state-paid assistant district attorney, beginning July 1, 2015. Applicants must currently be admitted to practice in Georgia and in good standing with the State Bar. Prosecutorial experience is preferred. Please submit resume, cover letter and references to Penny A. Penn, District Attorney, by email at papenn@forsythco.com or mail to 101 E. Courthouse Square, Ste. 2075, Cumming, GA  30040.

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(5/11/15)

The District Attorney’s Office of the Clayton Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for an Assistant District Attorney. Preference will be given to applicants with prosecution and jury trial experience. Membership in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia, employment background check and drug screening are required.
This is a county paid position, so  you will need to make application through Clayton County Board of Commissioners. You may email your resume to:

Rhetta Shepherd
DA Administrator
ClaytonJudicial Circuit
rhetta.shepherd@co.clayton.ga.us

Alapaha Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (VAWA)
(5/11/15)

The District Attorney's Office of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Assistant District Attorney position. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Georgia Bar and preferably have felony trial experience. Individuals should be able to self-motivate and work without strict supervision. This grant-funded position will be focused on the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases. Salary is entry level. State benefits such as health insurance, flex benefits, retirement and paid days off come with the position. Please send cover letter and resume with 3 references to Dick Perryman, District Attorney, via e-mail to dperryman@pacga.org; or fax to (229) 686-7170.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Senior Assistant District Attorney - Appellate Division
(5/6/15)

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking an experienced appellate attorney to serve as a Senior 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. Prior experience with death penalty matters a plus.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducting Legal Research;
  • Preparing and arguing Motions for New Trial;
  • Preparing and arguing Constitutional challenges to indictments;
  • Preparing and writing appellate briefs;
  • 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.
  • Experience working in a law firm or government legal office, including at least three (3) years experience in writing appellate briefs and arguing before appellate courts.

Salary: $73,558.00

Email your resume and a writing sample directly to: daemployment@fultoncountyga.gov for employment consideration. Note in the subject line “Sr. ADA Appellate Division” .

Cordele Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(5/5/15)

The Cordele Judicial Circuit has an immediate opening for an Assistant District Attorney position. All applicants must be members in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to :

Denise D. Fachini, District Attorney
P.O. Box 5510
Cordele, GA  31010
FAX:  229-271-4739
EMAIL:  dfachini@pacga.org

Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(4/23/15)

Effective immediately, the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. This position is responsible for the prosecution of all assigned criminal cases arising in either Newton or Walton Counties and any appeals therefrom. Annual salary is $50,000.00 per year plus benefits.  Please email resume to Christine MacDonald at cmacdonald@pacga.org

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

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

The salary starts at $60.173.21

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

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

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
(3/24/15)

The Cherokee County District Attorney's Office, 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. Position to be filled by May 4, 2015, and salary is commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to:

Chief Assistant District Attorney Rachelle L. Carnesale
Office of the District Attorney
90 North Street, Suite 390
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 479-1488
FAX: (770) 479-3105
Email: rcarnesale@cherokeega.com

Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
Deputy Legal Counsel
(2/5/2015)

Job Title: Deputy Legal Counsel    
Job Code:  A0900      
Opening Date: February 5, 2015
Closing Date: May 29, 2015
Vacancy: 1
Salary: commensurate w/experience   
Location: Morrow

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) is accepting resumes for a Deputy Legal Counsel. The position is responsible for assisting with leading agency strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The Deputy Legal Counsel assists the General Counsel in providing senior management with effective advice on agency strategies and their implementation, and provides guidance and assistance to prosecutors throughout the Judicial Circuits. Other duties include:

  • Provides confidential ethical guidance to prosecuting attorneys on the application of the Georgia Code of Professional Responsibility, and relevant case law and ethics opinions regarding prosecutor ethics. 
  • Participates in the definition and development of agency policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
  • Drafts agency policies, rules, and regulations in accordance with applicable law, and insures that such policies are properly adopted and implemented.
  • Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the agency conducts its business in compliance with the Georgia Code of Professional Conduct and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Researches, analyzes and distributes legal information concerning contemporary trial and appellate issues, legal ethics, new legislation, evidentiary law and procedures, trial strategies, and prosecution tactics.
  • Is familiar with treaties and other international agreements to which the United States is a party that can impact the prosecution of criminal cases and provide advice to prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement regarding such issues.
  • Advises on legal aspects of the agency operations, including assessing and advising on current and future organizational structure and complex business transactions that involve negotiating critical contracts.
  • Conducts analysis of agency contracts to insure compliance to with applicable auditing, reporting, and budgeting guidelines and prepares memorandums of agreements with other federal, state and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • Analyzes pending legislation for impact on prosecuting attorneys, and the criminal justice system and drafts proposed legislation at the request of District Attorneys, Solicitors-General, senior management and legislators.
  • Conducts training on the above stated duties as well as other issues related to the prosecution function in Georgia.

Additional duties include researching legal questions from the field, preparing legal memoranda and filing legal briefs in support of the State's position in pending litigation; developing and regularly updating legal ethics guides, white papers, trial and form manuals for prosecuting attorneys at all levels of state prosecution.  Lastly, the position requires the ability to effective communicate with others and perform other duties and assignments as required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or the Supreme Court of Georgia.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of 5 years of prosecution experience and who have been published in a legal journal or have authored appellate briefs.
  • Must be familiar with the case law governing prosecutor professional conduct, Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and the Rules for the Government of the State Bar of Georgia. A high degree of confidentiality is required.
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office products; and experience with computer assisted legal research and case management systems. Also must be able to conduct legal research without the aid of computers using primary source documents.


The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screening.

Due to the volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application or interview status cannot be provided in writing, over the phone or in person. Only those qualified candidates who are selected for an interview shall receive notification upon the filling of this vacancy. This announcement may close prior to the closing date without further notice, once a satisfactory pool of applicants has been identified. NO PHONE CALLS!

Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015 to Human Resources by email at pacjobs@pacga.org  (please enter ‘Deputy Legal Counsel” in the subject line):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appalachian Judicial Circuit
Investigator
(12/10/14)

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

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

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

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Information Systems Manager
(12/4/14)

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in information science, accounting, management, business or public administration and five (5) years of experience in data processing, system analysis design, and operations as well as three (3) years of experience supervising the work of subordinate employees; or, a year for year interchange of indicated education and experience equal to the minimum qualifications. Strong working knowledge of sql and report writing skills are required. Experience with odyssey or other criminal justice case management systems are preferred.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License or proof of mobility equivalent may be requested.

EXAMINATION: Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed. If selected, an official, accredited (raised seal) college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

JOB SUMMARY; DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: ESSENTIAL DUTIES (REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE); KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: This classification is a technical and managerial class overseeing the maintenance, technical support functions, systems developments, wide area network and local network installation and improvement of existing information systems.

This is the eighth level class of this eight class series of departmental information systems operations and managements. This class is distinguished from other classes in this series by its responsibility for the management of the information system of large county departments.

Provides technical advice to employees and officials of assigned department and oversees the maintenance, enhancement and operations of the assigned department mid-to large range computer and electronic network; Manages the department’s data management information system including file design and allocation of space storage to various application; Oversees the evaluation of facilities and hardware/software and in selection of new on-line computer and telecommunications systems; Writes, prepares and reviews bid specifications for purchases, and reviews hardware/software systems, cable installations and other recommendations based upon specifications, including compilation with out-side vendors; Implements security measures for assigned departmental computer and the local and wide area networks; Provides in-house training in equipment use for departmental employees; Manages the wiring, installation and programming related to various data processing and peripheral equipment; Advises various divisions, units and department area in planning, evaluating systems and correcting problems with existing systems; Perform other administrative duties such as insuring proper list of supplies, preparation of reports, resolving operational problems and software up-grades. Plans and supervises the work of assigned subordinate employees. Implements backup and recovery procedures and functions as programmer and systems analyst, including the monitoring of disk and CPU usage and ensures proper maintenance of data sets and storage capacity.

Principles and techniques of computer programming application and system software design and operations; Computer theory and methods; Data Processing equipment, technology, and capabilities.

Conducting system studies and implementing total data processing system application; Writing program narratives, system test and dated conversion plans; Resolving problems associated with computer system activities involving various locations of the user department; Training and supervising the work of subordinate employees; Evaluating software/hardware and writing bid specifications for computer equipment purchase; Designing, developing and implementing data processing systems;. Implementing complex computer based systems; performing required maintenance of personal computers and other peripheral equipment; Analyzing complex computer operation problems and provide solutions; Preparing reports and records.

Please send a letter and resume to DA.Employment@fultoncountyga.gov for employment consideration.

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Program Advocate
(12/4/14)

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: 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.

Classification History: Draft revised by Fulton County Personnel 3/9/04.

Resumes and employment inquiries should be directed to Tawanna Conley, Office Manager, via electronic DA.Employment@fultoncountyga.gov or hard copy transmission:

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

Augusta Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General
(9/26/14)

The Augusta Richmond County Solicitor’s Office is seeking applicants for an Assistant Solicitor General. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the investigation and preparation of cases for trial, representing the State in all stages of court proceedings and performing additional tasks relating to the function of the department as assigned by the Solicitor-General.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

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

Other:

  • May supervise designated subordinate personnel.

Salary Is Commensurate With Experience. Position Open Until Filled.

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

Fasha Lewis
Chief Assistant Solicitor-General
flewis@augustaga.gov

Georgia Department of Law
(1/16/14)

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

Duties & Responsibilities

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

Minimum Training & Experience

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

Additional Information

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

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

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

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

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

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