Assist Attorney General - Education/Elections/Local Government & Judiciary
Advertised Salary : $60,000.00 MINIMUM Annual
The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. The Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Education, Elections, Government Services, and Judiciary section of our Government Services & Employment Division.
*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL External applicants are required to:
- Attach a current Resume
- Cover Letter
- Attach "Department of Law Employment Application" (click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
- Attach two (2) writing samples
- Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
- Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
- Answer all prescreening questions
Attorneys in this section provide advice and representation to the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Department of Education, the Professional Standards Commission, the Secretary of State’s Election Division, the State Election Board, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, the Public Defenders Council, the Nonpublic Post-secondary Education Commission, the Office of Bar Admissions, and the State Charter Schools Commission. The section also houses the Attorney General’s Open Government Mediation program. Attorneys in the section also provide representation to the state’s judicial branch in non-monetary actions brought against appellate or superior court judges.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Litigates cases:
- Participates in hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
- Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
- Attends depositions; interviews witnesses and hires expert witnesses;
- Participates in settlement negotiations;
- Prepares pleadings and discovery responses;
- Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
- Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
- Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
- Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required;
- Provides training as needed to clients, the bar, and the public on matters falling within the section’s area of practice
- Travel as required by the position;
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.
Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar