Employment

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

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

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

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

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit (DeKalb County)
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney (1/17/16)

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for a Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney to manage its Diversion and Accountability Courts Unit.   Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing the mental health, veterans, and drug accountability courts; creation of diversion programs for the Office; day-to-day supervision of Unit attorneys, trial assistants, and program coordinator; assisting with the training and mentoring of attorneys; responsibility for ensuring training, evaluating, and directing Unit staff; conducting periodic Unit meetings; assisting in developing policies and procedures for the Unit; creation and implementation of a strategic plan for the Unit; assisting in developing goals and objectives for the Unit; ensuring courtroom coverage for all program court dates; reviewing cases for program admissions eligibility; maintaining statistical data of program cases; monitor timeliness, quality, and consistency of program cases and productivity; attending Department Head meetings; acting as the liaison between the Executive Management and Unit; acting as the first line liaison with the Court and personnel; acting as the first line liaison between external service providers, treatment providers, testing vendors, community service providers, and speakers; reviewing and approving requested leave time; participating in the planning and execution of community trainings as needed; reporting to the Chief Assistant District Attorney; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements
The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; possess a minimum of five years’ experience practicing criminal law (both prosecutorial and defense experience will be considered); experience working in accountability courts and with diversion programs is also required. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must; must be able to work well in a team environment while at the same time have the ability to work independently; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills as well as a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.

Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by January 23, 2017, to:
Sonja N. Brown, Director of Community Affairs, snbrown@dekalbcountyga.gov

Flint Judicial Circuit (Henry County)
Victim Witness Advocate (1/12/17)

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

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

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

The Flint 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 or Grant paid
Application Open Date: 1/12/2017
Application Close Date: 1/27/2017
Contact Number: 770-288-6400
Submit resume and cover letter to:  cmccamy@co.henry.ga.us

Flint Judicial Circuit (Henry County)
Appellate Attorney (1/12/17)

Job Description: The Office of the Henry 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.

Please email your resume and a writing sample to: cmccamy@co.henry.ga.us

Preferred Qualifications: 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 two (2) 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 1/12/2017
Application Close Date: 1/27/2017
Contact Number: 770-288-6400

Submit resume and cover letter to: cmccamy@co.henry.ga.us

Augusta-Richmond County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (1/12/17)

Job Description:
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.

Physical Requirements:
Depending upon area of assignment, positions in this class typically require: intermittent sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, stooping, crouching, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting.

Training & Supervisory Responsibility:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

Preferred Qualifications: Required Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctor Degree required. Must be a member of and in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Considerable Knowledge of state laws, court proceedings, rules of evidence, policies, criminal procedures and activities of the Solicitor General's Office as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Assistant Solicitor General.
  • Familiarity with local government and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in dealing with the public.
  • Communication skills, legal research and writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: Based on Experience
Application Open Date: 1/11/2017
Application Close Date: 1/20/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to: hstanton@augustaga.gov

Mailing Address: Omeeka P. Loggins, Solicitor General
735 James Brown Blvd., Suite 2500
Augusta, GA 30901

Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (1/11/17)

The Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor General position.

Minimum qualifications for the position: Juris Doctorate. Must possess and maintain valid membership in good standing in the State Bar of Georgia Association, 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.

Applicants should go to the following website for job description and application instructions: www.claytoncountyga.gov. There may be a delay of one to two weeks before this position is advertised, so please check the website periodically.

DeKalb County Solicitor-General
SVU Victim Advocate (1/9/17)

Desirable Experience: The desired background for this position would include an undergraduate degree in the Social Services field (preferably a master’s degree or some graduate work), one year experience in working with victims (preferably victims of family violence), and/or one year experience within the Criminal Justice System (preferably within a prosecutor’s office). Experience may substitute for formal education.

Job Responsibilities

  • Making initial contact with a large volume of victims of crime to provide safety and resource information;
  • Sending out victim rights information and notification letters to all division victims;
  • Assist investigators/prosecutors with victim interview/follow-up;
  • Attend court hearings related to victim cases;
  • Assist with victim needs at trial;
  • Assist victims of crime through the criminal justice process;
  • Coordinate community agency services on behalf of all victims (including victim compensation);
  • Assist with obtaining TPO's;
  • Monthly rotation of duty responsibilities;
  • Be available to consult with division Prosecutors/Investigators on victim issues and disposition advice;
  • Quality review and recommendations on domestic violence cases;
  • Assist with “High Risk” case identification;
  • Gathering/maintaining data for the victim data base;
  • Assisting victims with Victims Compensation;
  • Provide advocacy in Domestic Violence Pre-Trial Intervention Court;
  • Attend Special Victims Unit monthly meetings;
  • Attend monthly division meetings;
  • Attend quarterly Domestic Violence Task Force Meetings;
  • Maintain contact with community resources and agencies;
  • Participate in community awareness and education;
  • Other duties as directed by Program Director;

Please send resumes to Dr. Rita Davis-Cannon, Director of Victim Services, at rddavis@dekalbcountyga.gov by 5 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Cherokee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (1/10/17)

The Cherokee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office (Bartow & Gordon Counties) is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position.  This is a Bartow County paid position with the option for State Paid County Reimbursed.  Prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required.   Applicants must be capable of effectively multi-tasking and working well in a team environment, possess a positive attitude, and a strong sense of personal and community responsibility. Applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Resumes will be accepted through January 20th.  Please email a resume with cover letter and references to:

Attn:  Rosemary Greene, District Attorney

c/o Connie Bohannon, Office Manager
Gordon County Division
Email:  cbohannon@pacga.org

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (1/5/17)

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

Northern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (1/4/17)

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

For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to:

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

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 1/4/2017
Application Close Date: 3/31/2017

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

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

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

Minimum qualifications include:

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

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

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

Athens-Clarke County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (12/28/16)

The Athens-Clarke County Solicitor-General's Office is now accepting applications for an Assistant Solicitor position. Applicants must be members in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and have trial experience.

Please send a resume and cover letter to C.R. Chisholm, Jr. 325 East Washington Street, Room 550, Athens, GA 30601; Fax: 706-613-3229; Email: crchisholm@athensclarkecounty.com.

Toombs Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (12/6/16)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Toombs Judicial Circuit (Glascock, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes Counties) will have an opening for an Assistant District Attorney beginning January 2017. 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 and executes trial strategy for each case; presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum qualifications: 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 Toombs 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: Some experience in using Excel for data analysis, PowerPoint for creating graphs and other trial graphics and desktop publishing programs are a plus.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: Starting at $44,828
Application Open Date: 12/6/2016
Application Close Date: 2/6/2017Contact Number: 706-595-7175

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: bdoupe@datjc.com
Mailing Address: Toombs Circuit District Attorney
P.O. Drawer 966
Thomson, Georgia 30824

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/15/16)

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney. Georgia Bar license required and experience preferred. The ADA will handle all aspects of criminal prosecution and will be based in the Baldwin County Office in Milledgeville. Superior organizational and people skills are required.  Salary is based on the State pay scale. Position available February 1, 2017.

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office
Assistant Solicitor General (part time) (10/26/16)

The Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor General (part time) position.

Minimum qualifications for the position: Juris Doctorate. Must possess and maintain valid membership in good standing in the State Bar of Georgia Association, 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.

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

Waycross Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/20/16)

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

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

  • Drafts accusations and indictments;  evaluates and researches potential defenses;  dismisses cases which are not prosecutable.
  • Reads cases submitted by investigator;  reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work;  researches alternative crimes;  reads and researches case law.
  • Presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers jurors questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations;  calls arraignment calendars;  attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post trial motions;  files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial.
  • Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.
  • Works with trial team investigators to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence.
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases.
  • nterviews witnesses, victims, experts, and the police; questions potential jurors and selects jury; arranges interpreter services for witnesses when necessary.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case; organizes opening and closing arguments; presents evidence at trial; consults with supervisors about trial strategy.
  • Fills out jury cards; reads appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs.
  • Represents state in probation revocation hearings;  responds to parole notices.
  • Promptly handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts.\ Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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

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

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

Clayton Judicial Circuit
Investigator (9/20/16)

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

KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):

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

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):

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

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

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: (position requirements at entry):

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

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

Gwinnett Solicitor's Office
Prosecuting Attorney (9/19/16)

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

Please submit resume via email to: Solicitor-General@gwinnettcounty.com by  Friday,  September 30, 2016.

NO phone calls please.

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).

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

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

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Provides clerical and administrative support within the guidelines of supervisory instruction, departmental policies and procedures and GCIC manuals. Reports to Solicitor General or other designated person and works with office personnel, law enforcement personnel, court personnel, County and State employees, and the general public to efficiently provide support to the office.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES:    

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

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

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

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

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, or trial.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
  • Reads cases submitted by investigator; reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
  • Presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers jurors questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial.
  • Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.
  • Works with investigators to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence.
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases.
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, experts, and the police; questions potential jurors and selects jury; arranges interpreter services for witnesses when necessary.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case; organizes opening and closing arguments; presents evidence at trial; consults with supervisors about trial strategy.
  • Reads appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs.
  • Represents state in probation revocation hearings; responds to parole notices.
  • Handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts. Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by five (5) year previous experience and/or training that includes litigation and criminal law experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to:
Brian Stanford, Chief of Staff at bstanford@pacga.org