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 (PACGA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A copy of  PACGA's EEOP Utilization Report is available for download from the sidebar of this web page. 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]

To submit a job posting to the PAC Employment Opportunities Page, please complete the form at the following link: http://lf.pacga.org/forms/jobrequisition.

Waycross Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/18/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Waycross Judicial Circuit has an opening for a Circuit Paid Assistant District Attorney. This is an entry level position.

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 and assists with Juvenile Delinquency Petitions; 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.
Attend meetings with Drug Court and Mental Health Court applicants and participants. Attend meetings with Child Fatality Protocol and Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams.

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 including a possession of a valid Driver's License.

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

Preferred Qualifications: This is an entry level position in our Douglas Georgia Office; 95% of the work will be in Douglas, Georgia. We will train. Contact : ADA John Rumker at jrumker@pacga.org and ADA Ian Sansot at isansot@pacga.org

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: Starting at $44,000
Application Open Date: 10/18/2018
Application Close Date: 1/18/2019
Contact Number: 912-384-6166

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: isansot@pacga.org
FAX: 912-383-6156
Mailing Address: District Attorney's Office, 200 West Ward, Douglas, GA 31533

Athens District Attorney's Office
Assistant District Attorney (10/17/18)

The District Attorney's Office for the Western Judicial Circuit (serving Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties) has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. It is an Athens-Clarke County paid position, with the salary based on experience.

Altogether, Athens-Clarke County (home of the University of Georgia) and Oconee County have a population of close to 165,000 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-nine (39) staff members, including eighteen (18) ADA’s.

In addition to the minimum qualifications set forth below, applicants should possess quality litigation experience, preferably 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, while maintaining ethical standards and integrity at all times.

Specifically, 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.

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 Western 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.

Resumes and cover letter should be sent by e-mail to Ken Mauldin, District Attorney, at the address listed below. Any questions, call 706-613-3240.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: $55,063-$98,792
Application Open Date: 10/17/2018
Application Close Date: 11/2/2018
Contact Number: 706-613-3240

Submit resume and cover letter to: ken.mauldin@accgov.com

Atlantic Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/15/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Atlantic 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 Atlantic 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
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 10/15/2018
Application Close Date: 11/30/2018
Contact Number: 912-368-2804

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: connie.jackson@libertycountyga.com
FAX: 912-877-6016
Mailing Address: 945 EG Miles Parkway
Hinesville, GA 31313

Cherokee County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/15/18)

The Cherokee County Solicitor-General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing and evaluating misdemeanor cases, filing accusations, arguing motions, plea negotiations, managing pre-trial diversion cases, trials, probation revocations and appeals.
Minimum qualifications include:

• Experience as a prosecutor or with a prosecution office as an intern or extern under the Third Year Practice Act or Law School Graduate Act.
• Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and should be a member of the Appellate Courts of Georgia.  Those who have just passed the Bar and are awaiting swearing-in may also be considered.

An employment background check and drug screening will be required. References should be available upon request.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who are selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Applicants should mail or email a resume and cover letter to:
Jessica K. Moss, Solicitor-General
Office of the Solicitor-General
100 North Street, Suite 130
Canton, Georgia  30114
jkmoss@cherokeega.com

No phone calls, please.

Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office
Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General (10/8/18)

****MUST apply online at claytoncountyga.gov. Although email address is listed, emailing resume/application is not necessary and is not sufficient. ****

Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctorate; supplemented by ten (10) years of previous experience that includes litigation and criminal law with an emphasis on prosecutorial experience or comparable felony trial experience with demonstrated effective and progressively proficient work as an attorney and proficient legal performance in a supervisory role; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must have completed a minimum of twenty (20) briefs to the Georgia Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of Georgia. Conducted at least thirty (30) jury trials and bench trials which must include DUI and domestic violence prosecutions as well as others. Must possess and maintain a 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 72,661.14 - 115,058.41
Application Open Date: 10/8/2018
Application Close Date: 11/23/2018
Contact Number: 770-473-5811

Submit resume and cover letter to: margaret.cauchy@claytoncountyga.gov

Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office
Sr. Assistant Solicitor-General I (10/8/18)

*****MUST apply online at claytoncountyga.gov. Although email address is listed, emailing resume/application is not necessary and is not sufficient. There may be a slight delay in the posting of the position...check the website periodically.****

Preferred Qualifications: 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 SASGII position.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 62,598.19 - 99,123.81
Application Open Date: 10/8/2018
Application Close Date: 11/9/2018
Contact Number: 770-473-5811

Submit resume and cover letter to: margaret.cauchy@claytoncountyga.gov

Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/8/18)

Job Description: ****MUST apply online at claytoncountyga.gov. Although email address is listed, emailing resume is not necessary and is not sufficient. There may be a slight delay in the posting of the position...check the website periodically.***

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate. Must possess and maintain valid membership in good standing in the State Bar 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.
***Must apply online at claytoncountyga.gov***

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 56,676.30 - 80,854.84
Application Open Date: 10/8/2018
Application Close Date: 11/8/2018
Contact Number: 770-473-5811

Submit resume and cover letter to: margaret.cauchy@claytoncountyga.gov

Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/2/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Tallapoosa 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.
• Conducts and/or participates in trials of felony and misdemeanor cases, either as lead counsel or second chair counsel; serves as appellate counsel in cases resulting in or involving an appeal.

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 Tallapoosa 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: Prosecution experience preferred but not required, however, the successful candidate will be one who demonstrates a genuine desire to be career prosecutor, and who is a self-starter, capable of managing a diverse caseload with little supervision.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: State scale, depending on experience
Application Open Date: 10/2/2018
Application Close Date: 10/29/2018
Contact Number: 770-749-2106

Submit resume and cover letter to: jbrowning@pacga.org
Mailing Address: Jack Browning, District Attorney
Polk County Courthouse #1
100 Prior Street, Rm 204
Cedartown, GA 30125

Gwinnett County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/2/18)

Gwinnett Solicitor’s Office is seeking a prosecuting attorney.
Georgia Bar license required and experience preferred.
Must have good people skills, proficiency in Georgia evidence and criminal practice/procedure.

Please submit resume via email to: Solicitor-General@gwinnettcounty.com by October 9, 2018.

NO phone calls please.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 10/2/2018
Application Close Date: 10/16/2018

Submit resume and cover letter to: Solicitor-General@gwinnettcounty.com

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney - Violent Crime Division (9/28/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an opening in its Columbus Office for an Assistant District Attorney to work in the violent crime division. Candidates for this position should be willing to live in the Columbus area.

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. All candidates are subject to a 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.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active caseload of violent felonies, maintain cases from investigation through appeal, work well as a member of a team, have a good attitude, and perform other duties as required. Three years of prosecutorial experience or other equivalent experience is required. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s training and experience.

The Chattahoochee 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
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 9/27/2018
Application Close Date: 11/15/2018
Contact Number: 706-653-4336

Submit resume and cover letter to:
BRivera@columbusga.org
FAX: 706-653-4345
Mailing Address: 100 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney - Property Crime Division (9/28/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an opening in its Columbus Office for an Assistant District Attorney to work in the property crime division. Candidates for this position should be willing to live in the Columbus area.

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. All candidates are subject to a 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.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active caseload of property felonies, maintain cases from investigation through appeal, work well as a member of a team, have a good attitude and perform other duties as required. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s training and experience.
The Chattahoochee 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
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 9/27/2018
Application Close Date: 11/15/2018
Contact Number: 706-653-4336

Submit resume and cover letter to:
BRivera@columbusga.org
FAX: 706-653-4345
Mailing Address: 100 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney - Non-Trial Division (9/28/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has an opening in its Columbus Office for an Assistant District Attorney to work in the non-trial division. Candidates for this position should be willing to live in the Columbus area.

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. All candidates are subject to a 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.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will practice primarily in the area of post-conviction work, asset forfeiture, and accountability courts, but will also perform other duties as required. Candidates should have strong writing and oral advocacy skills and work well as a member of a team. Courtroom experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s training and experience.

The Chattahoochee 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
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 9/27/2018
Application Close Date: 11/15/2018
Contact Number: 706-653-4336

Submit resume and cover letter to:
BRivera@columbusga.org
FAX: 706-653-4345
Mailing Address: 100 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, Ga 31901

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor II (9/20/18)

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations case on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by closely supervised case assignments. Positions in this classification generally perform beginning level professional legal work and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity.

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.

Conducts or assists in the conduct of bench and jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argues motions; may assist with jury selection, opening and closing statements, presents evidence in court; questions witnesses; makes appropriate objections and arguments; and makes bond and sentencing recommendations.

Investigates, evaluates, and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; interviews victims, law enforcement, and witnesses; observes crime scenes; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; anticipates legal issues; develops case strategies; presents cases to superiors or Solicitor General.

Conducts case research and documentation: researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, discovery, and supporting documents.

Prepares cases for accusal and arraignment: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal or charges; reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue, and scope of arrest powers; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts formal charges; and requests bindovers.

Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; mediates between adverse parties; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.

Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses, and community partners: provides updates regarding case status; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.

Manages caseload: attends scheduled court appearances, including plea and arraignment, status, case management, final plea, motions, and trial calendar and schedules trial and hearing dates with judges and case managers.

Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice, code enforcement, and crime prevention initiatives: educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; and conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups, or other community partners.

Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, interns, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions, and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including charging documents, recidivist notices, probation revocations, sentencing recommendations, motions and legal briefs, and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by one year(s) of experience in criminal justice, legal, or generally related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must be registered as a member of the Georgia State Bar Association. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and codes; policies and procedures governing Fulton County State Court, Magistrate Court, or other courts as assigned; and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide formal instruction through explanation, demonstration, and/or examination in a structured setting.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.

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 colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, 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.

Fulton County 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Annual Salary: $69,602

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor I (9/20/18)

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations case on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by closely supervised case assignments. Positions in this classification generally perform beginning level professional legal work and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity.

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.

Assists in the conduct of bench and jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argues motions; may assist with jury selection, opening and closing statements, evidence presentation, and witness questioning; makes bond and sentencing recommendations.

Investigates, evaluates, and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; interviews victims, law enforcement, and witnesses; observes crime scenes; obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; determines need for, procures, and interviews expert witnesses; anticipates legal issues; assists in the development of case strategies; presents cases to superiors.

Conducts case research and documentation: researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, discovery, and supporting documents.

Prepares cases for accusal and arraignment: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal or charges; reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue, and scope of arrest powers; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts formal charges; and requests bindovers.

Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; mediates between adverse parties; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.

Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses, and community partners: provides updates regarding case status; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.

Manages caseload: attends scheduled court appearances, including plea and arraignment, status, case management, final plea, motions, and trial calendar and schedules trial and hearing dates with judges and case managers.

Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice, code enforcement, and crime prevention initiatives: educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; and conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups, or other community partners.

Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, interns, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions, and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including charging documents, recidivist notices, probation revocations, sentencing recommendations, motions and legal briefs, trial summaries, and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by one year(s) of experience in criminal justice, legal, or generally related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must be registered as a member of the Georgia State Bar Association. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and codes; policies and procedures governing Fulton County State Court, Magistrate Court, or other courts as assigned; and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide formal instruction through explanation, demonstration, and/or examination in a structured setting.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.

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 colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, 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.

Fulton County 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Annual Salary: $62,544

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov

University of Georgia School of Law
Director of Prosecutorial Justice Program (9/19/18)

The University of Georgia School of Law is hiring for the position of Director of the Prosecutorial Justice Program. The PJP is a three-semester prosecutorial externship course that has been a part of the Law School’s clinic and externship offerings for over 40 years. The deadline for applications is October 6, 2018.

You can find further information about the position and its requirements here: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/31294. You can direct inquiries about the position and the application process to Ellie Lanier, eclanier@uga.edu, our Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/19/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Clayton 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 Clayton 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
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 9/19/2018
Application Close Date: 10/31/2018
Contact Number: 770-477-3450

Submit resume and cover letter to: tameka.bentley@claytoncountyga.gov

Tifton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/17/18)

The District Attorney's Office, Tifton Judicial Circuit, comprised of Tift, Turner, Irwin, and Worth Counties, has an opening for a full-time State paid Assistant District Attorney. Salary based on experience.

Applicant must be a member of good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

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

Tifton Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Please email resume with cover letter and reference contacts to: Dody Bennett, Office Manager: dbennett@pacga.org.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 9/17/2018
Application Close Date: 11/17/2018

Macon Judical Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (9/10/18)

The District Attorney's Office, Macon Judicial Circuit, comprised of Bibb, Peach and Crawford counties, has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. An employment background check and drug screening will be required. Applicant should be available to begin employment as soon as possible. This is a Macon-Bibb County paid position. Salary will be based on experience. Experience preferred, but not required.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references to: blasseter@maconbibb.us

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit
Legal Secretary (8/31/18)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit has an opening for a Secretary. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:
• Provides clerical support and works directly with Assistant District Attorney’s and Investigators;
• 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; attends court calendars;
• Performs a variety of administrative duties; answers phone, greets clients and visitors, provides
assistance.

Minimum Qualifications: must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. 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 Ogeechee 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:
Three years of legal secretarial, administrative, or related experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Associate's degree in a related discipline preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to or have the ability to acquire Notary Public status, and GCIC certification within six months of hire date.

Submit resume and cover letter to: djarriel@pacga.org
Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney's Office
Attention: Chief Assistant District Attorney Daphne Totten
1 Courtland Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid County Reimbursed (SPCR)
Salary Range: 24,000 - 29,000
Application Open Date: 8/29/18
Application Close Date: 9/14/18
Contact Number: 912-764-9924

Paulding Judicial Circuit
Victim-Witness Advocate (8/30/18)

The Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in Paulding County, Georgia is accepting resumes for the position of a Victim-Witness Advocate.  The Victim-Witness Advocate maintains an active caseload assisting victims of crime in the criminal justice system.  This position is responsible for victim notifications regarding case status, assisting victims in understanding and completing the Victim Impact Statement, providing referrals to local and state agencies, assisting victims in applying for and receiving compensation for expenses such as medical bills, counseling expenses, lost wages or funeral expenses, determining restitution, provide criminal justice and emotional support to victims and witnesses, and performing related tasks.  

Minimum Qualifications
- Undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, or other related social services field.
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing direct services to victims of crime and their families within a criminal justice or social service program.  Preference given to candidates with experience in a District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program.

Interested person should email their resume and cover letter to jwhite@paulding.gov or mail/fax to:

Jamie White
Victim Witness Coordinator
Office of the District Attorney
280 Constitution Blvd, Rm 2072
Dallas GA 30132
FAX: 678-224-4697

Cordele Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (7/24/18)

The Cordele Judicial Circuit is seeking applications for a state paid Assistant District Attorney. This circuit serves Crisp, Ben Hill, Dooly and Wilcox counties. The office is located in Cordele, GA.

All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a background investigation.

Interested candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter to:  Brad Rigby, District Attorney, at brigby@pacga.org or fax 229-271-4739.

Lowndes County Solicitor-General
Assistant Solicitor-General - VAWA Grant (5/7/18)

TITLE:  Assistant Solicitor General – VAWA Grant
DEPARTMENT: Lowndes County Solicitor-General’s Office
LOCATION: 327 N. Ashley St.
SALARY RANGE:  $46,000 plus County Benefits
CLOSING DATE:  June 25, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for providing prosecutorial services uniquely to Violence Against Women (VAWA) cases. This position is responsible for assisting the Solicitor-General in directing department operations, for preparing and trying VAWA cases in court, and for representing the state in a variety of legal proceedings on these cases.

MINIMUM TRAINING:  Graduation from an accredited school of law. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems. Current membership in the State Bar of Georgia or currently waiting on pending Bar results.

APPLICATION:  Applications can be downloaded from the Lowndes County Website www.lowndescounty.com or obtained and returned to the Georgia Department of Labor 229 South Ashley St. Valdosta Ga. 31601.  Department of Labor Hours of Operation are 8:00-4:30 Monday - Friday 333-5211. 

Completed applications can be mailed to:
LOWNDES COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICE
P.O. Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31603-1349

LOWNDES COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER