Assistant Attorney General - Education, Elections, Local Government Section

Division: Government Services and Employment
Section: Education, Elections, Local Government & Judiciary Section

Location: Atlanta
Job Openings: 1
Job Opening Date: 05/03/2019
Job Closing Date: 06/03/2019

Salary: $60,000 minimum Annual

Description

*For consideration applicants are required to:

  • Attach a current Resume
  • Answer all prescreening questions
  • Attach two (2) writing samples
  • Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (if available)
  • Attach copies of official law school transcripts (if available)

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 Secretary of State’s Election Division, the State Election Board, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, the Immigration Enforcement Review Board, the Public Defenders Council, the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, the Office of Bar Admissions, and the State Charter Schools Commission. The section 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 administrative hearings, state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;

  • researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;

  • 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.

  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges.

  • Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.

  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same

  • May prosecute fraud and corruption involving the State of Georgia’s departments and agencies, including those committing crimes against the state; May prosecute identity fraud, residential mortgage fraud, and securities fraud

  • May investigate and prosecute fraud and abuse by providers in the Georgia Medicaid program

  • 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.

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 court

  • Experience in drafting appellate briefs

  • Experience in federal civil rights litigation

  • A working knowledge of federal election law

  • A working knowledge of the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act

  • Experience litigating in administrative hearings

How to Apply

Please visit the following site to apply:

https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LEG00R…

Additional Information

All qualified candidates will be held in the Applicant Pool and considered for future vacancies within the Department.

Those applicants who are contacted for an interview will be asked to complete a Department of Law (Attorney) Application AND Waiver, which may be found at: http://law.ga.gov/application-forms; and must provide a copy of official college transcript either included as an attachment or at the time of an interview.

Also a criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation and a Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE.

Position posted until filled.