Assistant Attorney General - Prosecution Section
*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL 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
- If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line
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 position filled through this announcement will serve in the Prosecution Division.
Attorneys in the Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Section investigate and prosecute Public Corruption of elected officials and agencies, fraud involving the State of Georgia’s departments and agencies, cyber-enabled theft, fraud cases involving criminal violations of the Fair Business Practices Act, identity fraud, residential mortgage fraud, and securities fraud. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of litigation/prosecution experience.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Investigates criminal allegations
- analyzes complaints and allegations to determine whether an investigation is warranted;
- coordinates with internal and external investigators to direct case investigations;
- prepares subpoenas under the Attorney General’s subpoena authority;
- reviews records to determine sufficiency of evidence.
- Litigates cases:
- drafts accusations and indictments;
- participates in hearings and appears in Georgia Courts to present cases to grand juries, try cases and argue motions and appeals;
- researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
- works with expert witnesses;
- participates in plea negotiations;
- prepares discovery requests and responses.
- Interacts with State agencies on emerging legal issues.
- Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.
- Participates in multistate and multiagency working groups.
- Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs.
- 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
- Travel, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required)
- 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
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
Five (5) or more years of litigation or prosecution experience; strong legal writing skills.
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 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 AND BAR YEAR