Assistant Attorney General - Labor and Employment Section

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A REWARDING CAREER? 

*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL External applicants are required to:

  1. Attach a current Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Attach "Department of Law Employment Application(click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
  4. Attach two (2) writing samples
  5. Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
  6. Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
  7. Answer all prescreening questions 

Job Summary:

Attorneys in this section provide advice and representation to state agencies in cases alleging employment discrimination and retaliation, primarily under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Georgia Whistleblower Act and the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions.  The section represents the Georgia Department of Labor in all unemployment benefit appeals and related matters in the state Superior Court, and advises and represents the state retirement systems, primarily the Employees’ Retirement System and Teacher’s Retirement System and Department of Veteran Services.

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 and conducts 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. Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; may make presentations at same
  7. travel on an as-needed basis is required,
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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 federal and state court
  • Experience in drafting appellate briefs
  • Experience in federal civil rights litigation
  • A working knowledge of the requirements of the Federal and State Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence
  • Experience with e-discovery

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 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.  Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.  

Assistant Attorney General - Labor and Employment