Assistant Attorney General - Public Safety

Job Posting: Feb 5, 2019

Closing Date: Mar 7, 2019

Primary Location: GA-Fulton-Atlanta  

Number of Openings: 1

Job: Legal

Shift: Day Job

Advertised Salary : $60,000.00 MINIMUM Annual


Job Summary

The primary duties of this position include general representation of public safety agencies such as the Department of Corrections, GBI, Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Driver Services. Attorneys in this section assist the various agencies and also appear in both state and federal court on actions such as mandamus, declaratory judgment and requests for injunctive relief. Also included are administrative cases before OSAH.  Public Safety Lawyers have an interesting mix of state and federal litigation and appellate practice. The ideal candidate will have experience and a level of comfort in the courtroom, civil practice experience and good communication and writing skills.          


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Litigates cases:

Participates in administrative 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; works with expert witnesses;
Participates in settlement negotiations;
Prepares discovery requests and 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.
Participates in multistate working groups.
Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs.
Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.
Responds to inquires 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.


Minimum Qualifications

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


How to Apply

Along with your resume, applicants are required to complete and submit an Attorney DEPARTMENT OF LAW application & waiver, which may be found on the Department’s website at: Application submissions should also include two (2) writing samples along with copies of official undergraduate and law school transcripts. You may submit the application & writing samples with the transcripts to follow.  Please mail your completed application materials to:

T. Co'Ward, HR Director
Department of Law
40 Capitol Square S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334


Additional Information

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


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.  




Position posted until filled.


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 court;

Experience in drafting appellate briefs in state and federal appellate courts;

Experience in federal civil rights litigation;

A working knowledge of state and federal civil practice;

A working knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act;

Experience litigating in administrative hearings