Assistant Attorney General- Public Safety Section

*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:
  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 
  8. If the 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   


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 Public Safety section of the Criminal Justice Division.

Job Title: Assistant Attorney General


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 Juvenile Justice.  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 inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges.
  • Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:

  1. Experience in drafting and arguing dispositive motions in state and federal court
  2. Experience in drafting appellate briefs in state and federal appellate courts
  3. Experience in federal civil rights litigation
  4. A working knowledge of state and federal civil practice
  5. A working knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act
  6. Experience litigating in administrative hearings


Additional Information:

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. Human Resources maintains the discretion to close the job announcement prior to the closing date if a significant number of applications are received.



Position will remain open until filled.