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]

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.

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

Job Description: The Cobb County Solicitor-General’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General. An Assistant Solicitor-General (ASG) prosecutes misdemeanor violations in the State Court of Cobb County. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the investigation and preparation of cases for trial, representing the State in all stages of court proceedings, and performing additional tasks relating to the function of the department as assigned by the Solicitor-General. ASG should demonstrate considerable knowledge of state laws, court proceedings, and rules of evidence, as well as the policies and procedures of the Solicitor-General’s Office. ASG must show an ability to communicate and work with the public, judges, and court personnel. ASG must have adequate oral and written communication skills. Work is performed in an office and in a courtroom, sometimes for long periods. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects are necessary functions of the position. A Juris Doctorate is required. An ASG must be a member in good standing with the Georgia Bar. Prosecution experience is preferred, but not required. Candidate should be able to pass a criminal background check.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and any references to:
Melissa Tatum
Deputy Chief Solicitor-General
10 E. Park Square
Suite 500
Marietta, Ga 30090
Or via Email: melissa.tatum@cobbcounty.org

Please submit these documents by December 1, 2017. Interviews will commence immediately, and position will be available until filled.

Preferred Qualifications:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 11/17/2017
Application Close Date: 12/1/2017
Contact Number: 770-528-8500

Submit resume and cover letter to:melissa.tatum@cobbcounty.org
Mailing Address: 10 E. Park Square
Suite 500
Marietta, GA 30090

Eastern Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/16/17)

Job Description: The Office of the District Attorney, Eastern Judicial Circuit (Savannah), is seeking applications for an Assistant District Attorney position with a start date on or about Dec. 18, 2017 or Jan. 1, 2018. Our office is located just blocks from the scenic historic district in downtown Savannah. We have 41 prosecutors and a support staff of over 60 making us one of the largest law offices in Savannah. Interviews will be conducted from December 5-15, 2017 by appointment only. Preference will be given to applicants with prosecution and jury trial experience. Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s training and experience. All correspondence should be sent by e-mail only.

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 Eastern 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 & County paid
Salary Range: to be determined
Application Open Date: 11/16/2017
Application Close Date: 12/4/2017
Contact Number: 912 652-7308
Submit resume and cover letter to: gmmcconnell@chathamcounty.org

Alapaha Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/13/2017)

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: Prefer prosecution trial experience...
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary Range: based on experience
Application Open Date: 11/13/2017
Application Close Date: 11/27/2017
Contact Number: 229-686-7015
Submit resume and cover letter to:dperryman@pacga.org
FAX: 229-686-7170

Clayton County County Solicitor’s Office
Assistant Solicitor General (11/10/2017)

Job Description: Drafts accusations; evaluates and researched potential defenses; dismisses cases not prosecutable.

Preferred Qualifications: 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. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia drivers license.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: $56,676.30 - $80,850.84
Application Open Date: 11/10/2017
Application Close Date: 11/30/2017
Contact Number: 770-473-5811
Mailing Address: MUST be submitted online
Submit resume and cover letter to: www.claytoncountyga.gov

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE WITH CLAYTON COUNTY WEBSITE: www.claytoncountyga.gov

Enotah Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (11/9/17)

Job Description: The District Attorneys Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a Victim Witness Advocate in the Enotah 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.

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling or a related field or experience working in criminal justice, social services, crisis intervention, or trauma and violence safety assessment and planning is preferred. An excellent candidate will otherwise be considered for training. 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 Enotah 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:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: Grant
Salary Range: 24,000 to 31,000.00 depending on experience
Application Open Date: 11/9/2017
Application Close Date: 11/30/2017
Contact Number: 706-439-6027
Submit resume and cover letter to: csmith@pacga.org
FAX: 706-745-6029

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (11/8/17)

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge 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
Salary Range: $49,854-$56,135
Application Open Date: 11/8/2017
Application Close Date: 1/1/2018
Contact Number: 770-479-1488
Submit resume and cover letter to: lwilliams@cherokeega.com

Cherokee County Solicitor-General’s Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/27/17)

Job Description: 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 appellate work.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a prosecutor or with a prosecution office 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.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: $52,000 - $54,000 with benefits
Application Open Date: 10/27/2017
Application Close Date: 11/30/2017
Contact Number: 678-496-6379
Submit resume and cover letter to: jkmoss@cherokeega.com.

Mailing Address: Jessica K. Moss, Solicitor-General
100 North Street, Suite 130
Canton, Georgia 30114

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Assistant Solicitor 11/03/17

Job Description: The Coweta 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 at least two years of prosecution experience that includes trying jury trials.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Sandy Wisenbaker, swisenbaker@coweta.ga.us.

NO phone calls please.

Preferred Qualifications:
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 11/03/2017
Application Close Date: 11/10/2017

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

Towaliga Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney 10/30/17

Job Description: The District Attorney’s Office in the Towaliga 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 Towaliga 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
Salary Range: $48,062.00-$108,488.00
Application Open Date: 10/30/2017
Application Close Date: 11/10/2017
Contact Number: 770-504-2407
Submit resume and cover letter to: lwatts@pacga.org

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/30/17)

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney. The applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or currently awaiting bar results. Experience in a prosecutor’s office is preferred, either in a professional capacity or from an internship through prosecutorial clinic. The ADA will handle all aspects of criminal prosecution in Superior and Probate Court. Superior organizational and people skills are required.  This is a Greene County paid position which is based on the State pay scale. 

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).

Gwinnett Solicitor’s Office
Prosecuting Attorney (10/30/17)

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 November 10, 2017.

NO phone calls please.

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Assisstant District Attorney (10/30/17)

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney. The applicant must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or currently awaiting bar results. Experience in a prosecutor’s office is preferred, either in a professional capacity or from an internship through prosecutorial clinic. The ADA will handle all aspects of criminal prosecution in Superior and Probate Court. Superior organizational and people skills are required.  This is a Greene County paid position which is based on the State pay scale. 

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).

Flint Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/24/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Flint 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications: At least 5 years prosecutorial trial experience.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Open Date: 10/24/2017
Application Close Date: 11/10/2017
Contact Number: 770-288-6400

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

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney 10/19/2017

Job Description: The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney for its Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) Division. UIFSA prosecutes establishment and enforcement interstate child support cases. Attorneys assigned to UIFSA, represent the State of Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) in litigation matters concerning child support establishment and enforcement.

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and interpreting legal issues affecting child support enforcement litigation and other operations of the organization (DCSS).
  • Utilizing available sources and professional knowledge to prepare legal briefs, opinions and position papers substantiating the organization’s position;
  • Monitor work product of case managers and assigned administrative staff for timely and efficient processing of applicable legal workflow processes.
  • Train and advise staff on various child support related issues, including the application of the child support guidelines and worksheets and changes in the Child Support Recovery Act and UIFSA statute.
  • Review cases for bankruptcy and attend bankruptcy court as needed; attend hearings in the Office of State Administrative Hearings as needed on various administrative procedures.
  • Reviewing and analyzing case files and ensuring that information has been properly documented, and file is clearly organized for efficient prosecution.
  • Analyzing case files to determine if an obligor meets the criteria for referral to an alternative sanction program.
  • Meet with outside attorneys, obligors and obligees as needed to address child support enforcement and/or establishment concerns and to obtain child support orders.
  • Presenting cases to the Court in child support hearings.
  • Examining and preparing case managers for hearings.
  • Negotiating with opposing counsel; and other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong organizational skills are a must, and experience with DeKalb County e-filing is a plus; interpersonal skills are necessary, with the understanding that you will be speaking with non-custodial and custodial parents from various backgrounds; must be able to work well in a team environment, while at the same time having the ability to work independently; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility; and a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.

The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; have sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position. The successful candidate must have a minimum one to three years of law practice experience, preferably in civil litigation and specifically, family law related experience; must have knowledge of the Child Support Recovery Act and the State of Georgia Child Support Worksheets and Guidelines; familiarity with the UIFSA statute is a plus; and must be able to multitask and work with a high volume of files under time constraints.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by October 31, 2017, to: Kamilah Miller, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, UIFSA Division, kemiller@dekalbcountyga.gov. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid
Salary: Based On Experience
Application Open Date: 10/18/2017
Application Close Date: 10/31/2017
Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Submit resume and cover letter to: kemiller@dekalbcountyga.gov

Northern Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate (10/12/17)

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

The Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Victim Services is currently accepting resumes for two full-time Victim Advocates.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (All incumbents may not perform all functions)

  • Serve as a liaison between prosecutors, investigators, court personnel, and various community agencies and the throughout the criminal justice process..
  • Notify victims of all hearings, including but not limited to: Committal/Preliminary Hearings, Bond Hearings, Arraignment, Motions, Trial or Plea.
  • Assist victims and/or family members in completing Victim Impact Statements when applicable.
  • Refer victims to appropriate resources such as: domestic violence shelters, counseling centers, rape crisis centers, etc.
  • Assist victims in completing Victims’ Compensation applications.
  • Advocate on behalf of victims regarding needs stemming from crime.
  • Serve as point of contact for victim throughout court case.
  • When necessary, arrange meetings with victims and/or family members.
  • Provide follow-up services as needed for victims after case closure.
  • Collect and maintain statistical data as required.
  • Make travel arrangements for victims/witnesses who come from out of town for court. Be available to them as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Qualifications: College/undergraduate degree or background in legal services, law enforcement, therapeutic services, previous victim services experience minimum two years . Certified victim advocate preferred but not required.

This position will be available beginning November 1. The Northern Circuit covers Madison, Franklin, Elbert, Oglethorpe, and Hart Counties. All candidates are subject to a background check. Please send resumes and cover letters by email (PDF format preferred) to Denise Bird, Office Manager at dbird@pacga.org and Kristie Cross, Director of Victim Services at kcross@pacga.org no later than October 16th, 2017. Please no phone calls.

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

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: State Paid Grant Reimbursed (SPCR)
Salary: Based On Experience
Application Open Date: 10/12/2017
Application Close Date: 10/31/2017
 

Lowndes County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/11/17)

TITLE:  Assistant Solicitor General    DEPARTMENT: State Court
LOCATION: 327 N. Ashley St.
SALARY RANGE: Depends on experience, based on State ADA pay scale

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for assisting the Solicitor-General in directing department operations, for preparing and trying cases in court, and for representing the state in a variety of legal proceedings.

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, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. Current membership in the State bar of Georgia.

CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2017

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

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Appellate Assistant District Attorney (10/11/17)

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking an experienced appellate attorney to serve as an 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;
  • Arguing Constitutional challenges for prosecutions;
  • Preparing and writing appellate briefs;
  • Evaluating trial court decisions for error;
  • Conducting oral argument before the Georgia Appellate courts; and
  • Providing legal guidance for  the trial attorneys;

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills required;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral communication skills;
  • Excellent legal research skills;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Lexis-Nexis;
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, and listen attentively to others.

Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Experience working in a law firm or government legal office, including years’ experience in writing appellate briefs and arguing before appellate courts, preferred.

Starting Salary:           $61,318.00

Please email resumes to:
da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov
Be sure to “type” Appellate Attorney into the subject line.

Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor-General (10/9/17)

The Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General. This is an entry level position that will handle all aspects of misdemeanor prosecution in the State Court of Douglas County, including arraignment, motions, trial, and appeals. At a minimum, candidate must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school and either be a member of the State Bar of Georgia or are waiting on results from the July 2017 Bar Exam.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a prosecutor's office is preferred, either in a professional capacity or as an intern/extern. Law school classes in criminal law and procedure are a plus. Candidates with experience in trial or motions practice are preferred. Our office is looking to hire an individual that has shown a passion and desire to prosecute. Those looking to use this position to gain trial experience to enter private practice need not apply.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: 52,488.59 plus benefits
Application Open Date: 10/9/2017
Application Close Date: 10/27/2017

Submit resume and cover letter to: dholmes@co.douglas.ga.us or FAX: 678-838-2061

Flint Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (10/5/17)

The District Attorney’s Office in the Flint 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of prosecutorial trial experience.

Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Salary Range: $70,000.00
Application Open Date: 10/5/2017
Application Close Date: 10/27/2017
Contact Number: 770-288-6400

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

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney I (9/21/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. Positions in this classification generally perform entry level, professional legal work and under close supervision 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 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; identifies and interviews 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, indictments, and supporting documents; and prepares trial notebooks.

Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to Grand Jury: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriate charges; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts indictments for indictable cases; subpoenas law enforcement officers and witnesses; and presents cases to Grand Jurors.

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 efforts 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, 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; previous experience in criminal justice, legal, or generally related field is preferred; 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; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, 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

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resumes and writing samples to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney III (9/21/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity, or appellate cases.

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.

Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers: confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures; assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.

Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argue motions; conducts jury selection; makes opening and closing statements; presents evidence in court; and questions witnesses; makes appropriate objections and arguments; makes bond and sentencing recommendations and arguments.

Investigates, evaluates, and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; identifies and interviews 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; develops case strategies; presents cases to superiors or District Attorney.

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, indictments, and supporting documents; and prepares trial notebooks.

Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to Grand Jury: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriate charges; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts indictments for indictable cases; subpoenas law enforcement officers and witnesses; and presents case to Grand Jurors.

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.

Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; consults with superiors or District Attorney regarding negotiated pleas; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.

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 efforts and crime prevention initiatives: educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups, or other community partners; and provides resources, training, and recommendations that educate or support a specific criminal justice program/initiative, such as the rehabilitation of juveniles, the prevention and prosecution of human trafficking, or community crime prevention.

Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, 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 six year(s) of experience as a practicing attorney; 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; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, 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 apply principles of negotiation. Performs such in formal situations within the context of legal guidelines.

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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resumes and writing samples to: da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov

Fulton County Solicitor-General's Office
Assistant Solicitor (9/14/17)

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, accuse, and prosecute or resolve by plea misdemeanor criminal, lower-level felony, traffic offenses, and county code and ordinance violations cases 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.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Tamikia Moses, Office Manager at Tamikia.Moses@fultoncountyga.gov

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney (8/30/17)

Circuit: Stone Mountain
Job Title: ADA
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Open Date: 8/30/2017
Application Close Date: 9/8/2017

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney to work in its Elder Abuse and Exploitation Unit. Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: investigating and prosecuting felony crimes against the elderly and disabled adults; reviewing case files and ensuring that all relevant evidence has been secured, properly documented, and organized for efficient disposition of the investigation or prosecution; interviewing lay, expert and law enforcement witnesses; analyzing case files and drafting memoranda concerning charging decisions; presenting cases to grand juries; trying cases; examining and preparing witnesses for trial; planning trial strategy and researching all points of law; researching, writing, and arguing Motions and court orders; training law enforcement personnel on issues, including obtaining necessary evidence to prosecute crimes; advising law enforcement personnel on various legal issues; negotiating with opposing counsel; reporting to the Elder Abuse Unit Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney; and other duties as assigned.

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

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; must possess a minimum two to five years of litigation experience, preferably in prosecution, and must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong organizational skills are a must, and experience analyzing financial documents is a plus; interpersonal skills are necessary, with the understanding that you will be working with elderly and disabled victims; must be able to work well in a team environment, while at the same time having the ability to work independently; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility; must be able to anticipate trial issues in an area where the case law is not well-developed; must have the discretion to balance competing needs in order to arrive at a just resolution; an interest in speaking to seniors and other groups regarding elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; and a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by September 8th, 2017 to:
Jeanne Canavan, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, at jmcanava@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Fayette County State Court
Staff Attorney (8/29/17)

TITLE:  Staff Attorney SCC/1-340
DEPARTMENT:  State Court Judge’s Chambers, Fayette County

JOB SUMMARY:  This position assists the judge in legal research, preparation of court orders, and preparation of civil calendars.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Organizes, manages, and monitors the civil case load for State Court civil filings; schedules hearings, motions, bench trials, jury trials, and phone conferences; monitors civil dockets to ensure timely disposition of cases; handles calls relating to civil calendars; monitors conflicts with calendars for attorneys and pro se parties; obtains and reviews all continuance requests and presents to judge for approval; monitors and organizes trial calendars and pre-trial hearings; contacts attorneys/pro se parties when case is ready for trial; responds to email relating to calendaring issues and concerns.
  • Receives daily filings from the Clerk’s office; reviews documents and ICON computer system; prepares all documents for final judicial approval; delivers all approved documents to the Clerk’s office.
  • Observes all civil hearings and motions and most trial proceedings involving legal argument; attends criminal calendar calls, motions and trial proceedings; researches and/or summarizes legal issues as requested by the judge.
  • Receives all civil motions from the Clerk’s office at the time of filing; catalogs and calendars each motion for review by the judge; reviews and prepares summaries of each motion; drafts necessary orders and delivers to the Clerk’s office.
  • Receives calls from general public, county employees, attorneys, and other courts regarding various court-related scheduling matters.
  • Drafts orders addressing the facts and applicable law; presents orders for judicial approval and delivers approved orders to the Clerk’s office.
  • Reviews cases, identifies issues, and drafts summaries; categorizes and maintains files for cases and related research.
  • Categorizes and maintains files for leaves of absence filed by attorneys; files and categorizes conflict letters filed by attorneys.
  • Collects and compiles proposed jury charges from attorneys and drafts the court’s jury instructions and verdict form to be used by the jury; compiles completed verdict forms for the court’s verdict log.
  • Reviews recent laws and developing legal matters; organizes and files documents relating to new developments in the law; attends CLE training sessions; attends related legal courses regarding Georgia courts and legal issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of court procedures.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Superior/State Court Rules regarding continuances, conflicts, and leaves of absence.
  • Knowledge of Georgia Civil Practice Act.
  • Knowledge of Georgia notice requirements regarding court calendars and orders.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the use of modern office equipment.
  • Skill in the completion of legal research.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The State Court Judge assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The State Court Judge  reviews completed work for compliance with procedures and directions.

GUIDELINES:  The applicable law includes the Official Code of  Georgia, Georgia case law, Supreme Court cases, federal cases, Uniform Superior/State Court rules, and Fayette County ordinances, and forms the guidelines for this position.  These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. 

COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of a variety of duties in support of the work of the State Court Judge.  The applicable law and procedural rules contribute to the complexity of work required for the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to assist the Judge in the adjudication of matters appearing before the State Court. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of court operations.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with attorneys, other court personnel, members of the general public, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, mediators, counselors, and probation officers.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; resolve problems; or provide services. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  None on a regular basis.  The State Court may utilize law students as summer interns.  The Staff Attorney will be expected to supervise any interns.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver's license (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) in compliance with County Safety and Loss Control Guidelines. Completion of the State of Georgia Department of Transportation Defensive Driving Course and/or Emergency Vehicle Operation Certification within twelve (12) months of employment.

ADA COMPLIANCE: Fayette County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the
County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

HIPAA COMPLIANCE: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, requires employees to protect the security of Protected Health Information (PHI) however it is obtained, handled, learned, heard or viewed in the course of their work.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE: In accordance of Fayette County's Substance Abuse Policy of 1996, as amended, all job applicants offered employment will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs and alcohol as a condition of employment. In the course of employment, employees are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post accident and routine fitness for duty testing for illegal drugs and alcohol abuse. Employees are prohibited to work under the influence, to possess, to distribute or to sell illegal drugs in the work place or abuse alcohol on the job. Confirmed positive is reason for denial of employment and/or termination.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position.  It is usually associated with this position that candidates will have at a minimum one year of law practice experience, preferably in civil litigation, or a minimum of one year of law clerk experience with another State or Superior Court judge.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Georgia.

Position Status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $36,268.00 - $63,469.00
Opening Date: August 24, 2017

Georgia Department of Law
Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Section (8/21/17)

The Georgia Department of Law, also referred to as The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, seeks a Georgia barred attorney for its Civil Rights Section.  Cases for this Section involve the defense of state employees sued in federal court for constitutional violations primarily under the First, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment.  Travel may be required. 

This position requires applicants to be a Member of the Georgia Bar AND graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants who exhibit strong writing skills, litigation experience and/or civil rights related experience.

Additional Information
A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation. Along with your resume, applicants are required to complete and submit a DEPARTMENT OF LAW application & waiver. Please mail your completed application to: the address below, Attn: W Brown, Director of Human Resources. Applications are reviewed by the Division Deputy; selection of candidates is based on the specific preferred qualifications needed by the position. Please submit two (2) writing samples along with copies of your official undergraduate and law school transcripts. You may submit the application & writing samples with the transcripts to follow. Candidates that are not interviewed will have their application information held in the Applicant Pool and considered for future vacancies with the Department.  SALARY IS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE.  POSITION is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
The Department’s job posting   https://law.georgia.gov/assistant-attorney-general-civil-rights-0     and the job application may be viewed at www.law.ga.gov  , click careers. 

All qualified and interested applicants should send application materials to:
Human Resources Director
Department of Law
40 Capitol Square S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia  30334

Flint Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate Intern (8/18/17)

Henry County District Attorney
Superior Court Henry County Courthouse
Number One Courthouse Square
3rd Floor West Tower
McDonough, GA 30253

Available volunteer intern positions:
The Henry County District Attorney’s Office is seeking eager students for a volunteer internship program. To participate in this valuable learning experience, students must be enrolled in an accredited college and majoring in criminal justice, human services, or social science. Some of the opportunities include assisting the office with victim-witness program duties, such as performing general office procedures, attending court, maintaining victim-witness call line, and providing information on victims' legal rights and protection. Qualified applicants must send a resume and cover letter, and consent to background/fingerprint checks following an interview.

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to address referenced below:
Kiauna Rosemond,
Victim Services Director
Flint Judicial Circuit
District Attorney’s Office
krosemond@co.henry.ga.us

Position Status: Intern
Position Type: Unpaid
Application Open Date: 8/18/2017
Application Close Date: 12/31/2017
Contact Number: 770-288-6359

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

Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office (8/8/17)
Prosecuting Attorney

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  Monday August 21, 2017

NO phone calls please

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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

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

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training that includes litigation and criminal law experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in the Georgia Bar Association, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.
ADA COMPLIANCE

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.Clayton County, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled @ http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/

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