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.

Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office
Part-Time Victim Advocate (7/25/16)

Title: Victim Advocate (Part-time)

Description/Class Summary:
This class is responsible for serving as the primary contact for victims, explaining the judicial process, and assisting victims with needs.

Salary:
$Up to 21.45 per hour (dependent upon experience level)/29 hours per week

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.

Typical Qualifications:
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):
Knowledge of:

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

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • 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:
Positions in this class require:

  • 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.

All resumes should be emailed to candice.pitman@gwinnettcounty.com.  Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

DeKalb County District Attorney's Office – UIFSA Division (Child Support)
Receptionist (7/13/16)

The UIFSA (Child Support) Division of the DeKalb DA’s Office seeks a receptionist to perform the following tasks:
Operate a multi-line telephone console to relay incoming and outgoing calls; provide requested information to callers; greet office visitors and customers, determine the nature of their business and provide appropriate information, or directs visitor to other personnel; schedules appointments and arranges meeting logistics for staff; provide clerical support as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:  Associates or Bachelor's Degree

Proofreading to include grammar, punctuation and substantive content review. The ideal candidate will possess the following expertise: Excellent verbal and written communication skills (supported by writing sample), ability to provide quality customer service, critical thinking skills, organizational and time management proficiency, ability to multi-task, is self-directed, ability to meet deadlines, and has the ability to handle a high volume of assignments with dedication to produce quality work product.  The position requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point, Typing 50 wpm.

Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to Angela Dunn or Nicole Girard at:
angela.dunn@dhs.ga.gov
nicole.girard@dhs.ga.gov

Towaliga Judicial Circuit
Assistant Distict Attorney (7/6/16)

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY- MONROE COUNTY, GEORGIA. [TOWALIGA CIRCUIT]
The position of Assistant District Attorney requires an individual who can 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. The position will be full time and based in Monroe County. The city of Forsyth in Monroe County is located on I-75 approximately one hour south of Atlanta and north of Macon. Pay is commensurate with experience and will range from $3,700.00 to $5,000.00 per month. There are no additional benefits including no insurance.  This is a county funded position.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by 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.
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 keen legal mind and skills; 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.

Resumes and Letters of Recommendation may be sent to Assistant District Attorney James Moss at jmoss@pacga.org or via fax at 770-504-2407. No calls please.

Coweta County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (7/1/16)

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

Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking, of working well in a team environment, have strong communications skills and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicants must also possess and be able to use good common sense, an ability to balance fairness with justice and a strong sense of right and wrong.

Coweta County is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screening. Please submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13 to Sandy Wisenbaker by email at swisenbaker@coweta.ga.us. NO PHONE CALLS!

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

Cherokee County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (6/27/16)

The Cherokee County Solicitor-General's Office has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General beginning August 1, 2016. This is a county paid position. Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking, of working well in a team environment, have strong communications skills and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicants must also possess and be able to use good common sense, an ability to balance fairness with justice and a strong sense of right and wrong.

The office is located in the Historic Courthouse in Canton, Georgia. Our staff is currently comprised of 10 attorneys, 3 investigators, 2 advocates and our invaluable support staff.

All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and also be admitted to practice before the appellate courts of Georgia. An employment background check and drug screening will be required. References should be available upon request.

Cover letters and resumes should be emailed to Jessica K. Moss, Solicitor-General at jkmoss@cherokeega.com.

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

Athens District Attorney's Office
Assistant District Attorney Positions (6/8/16)

The District Attorney's Office for the Western Judicial Circuit (serving Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties) has openings for three (3) newly-created Assistant District Attorney positions. All applicants must meet the statutory qualifications set forth in O.C.G.A § 15-18-21.

Altogether, Athens-Clarke County (home of the University of Georgia) and Oconee County have a population of close to 150,000 persons, excluding students. The main office is located in Downtown Athens, within a few blocks of the University and about an hour or so from Atlanta. Overall, the office consists of thirty-four (34) staff members, including seventeen (17) ADA’s. 

One of the three ADA positions is a state-paid position which salary will be set according to the state pay scale. A county supplement is also provided for any state-paid ADA based as well on experience. For that reason, any applicant for that position is required to possess significant, prosecutorial litigation experience. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who can jump right in and run a courtroom and won’t be bashful about doing so, someone who works well with various agencies and individuals and someone who knows how to “flat-out” try a case, dotting all i’s and crossing all t’s. That position can be filled immediately.

In regard to the other two ADA positions, those are Athens-Clarke County positions, Grade 25, with a start date of July 1st. The salary range is expected to be between $52,000 – $55,000, depending on experience. Strong litigation experience, including prosecutorial experience, is preferred, but is not required.

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 keen legal mind and skills; 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

Resumes should be sent by e-mail to Ken Mauldin, District Attorney, at ken.mauldin@athensclarkecounty.com. Any questions, call 706-613-3240.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Description: The Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office is accepting resumes for Assistant District Attorney positions in the five county circuit (Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties). These are state-paid/county reimbursed positions with State of Georgia benefits. Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, have above average communication skills, and possess a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicants should be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia

Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

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

Position Status: Full-Time

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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