Assistant Attorney General - Education, Elections, Local Government & Judiciary

The Office of the Attorney General

Deparment of  Law

Assistant Attorney General - Education, Elections, Local Government and Judiciary


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:
  • Attach two (2) writing samples
  • Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts
  • Attach copies of official law school transcripts
  • Answer all prescreening questions 
  • If a file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to [email protected] to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line



Job Summary

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 Postsecondary 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

  1. Litigates cases:
    1. Participates in hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
    2. Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
    3. Attends depositions; interviews witnesses and hires expert witnesses;
    4. Participates in settlement negotiations;
    5. Prepares pleadings and discovery responses;
  2. Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  3. Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  4. Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  5. Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required;
  6. Provides training as needed to clients, the bar, and the public on matters falling within the section’s area of practice
  7. Travel as required by the position;
  8. 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.


Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:

·Experience in drafting and arguing dispositive motions in state and federal courts

·Experience in drafting appellate briefs

·Experience in federal civil rights litigation

·A working knowledge of federal election law

·Experience litigating in administrative hearings


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.  Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter and copies of official college transcripts.


Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, only applicants selected for interview will be notified for final applicant selection. Human Resources maintains the discretion to close the job announcement prior to the closing date if a significant number of applications are received.