Assistant Attorney General - HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES

The Office of the Attorney General

The Deparment of Law


Assistant Attorney General- Health and Social Services


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  Health  and  Social  Services  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  all  of  Georgia’s  health  and  social services  agencies,  including  the  Department  of  Human  Services,  the  Department  of Community  Health,  the  Department  of  Behavioral  Health  and  Developmental  Disabilities,  the Department  of  Public  Health,  the  Department  of  Early  Care  and  Learning,  the  Office  of  Child Advocate, and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.   


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  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. Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; may make presentations at same
  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 court
  • Experience in drafting appellate briefs
  • Experience in federal civil rights litigation or the Georgia Juvenile Code
  • A working knowledge of the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act


Additional Information

Employment is contingent upon completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.  Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver to background check, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter, and copies of official college and law transcripts.


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.   



Position posted until filled.