*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 [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 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 Real Property, Construction, Transportation and Authorities section of our Commercial Transactions Division.
The Assistant Attorney General serves as the attorney and legal advisor for state agencies, departments, authorities and the Governor; specific duties depend on the Division. Attorneys under special department units may prosecute fraud and corruption involving the State of Georgia’s departments and agencies, including those committing crimes against the state, as well as prosecution as a result of identity fraud, residential mortgage fraud, securities fraud, AND fraud and abuse by providers in the Georgia Medicaid program.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provides legal advice to state entities on state government and construction law issues affecting real estate transactions.
- Negotiates and drafts complex agreements for the acquisition, disposition, construction, development and management of state properties and facilities.
- Provides counsel and best practices regarding federal contract administration.
- Oversees a network of Special Assistant Attorneys General regarding public works projects, including inverse condemnation and condemnation actions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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:
- Experience in providing advice to government, public and/or non-profit corporations;
- Experience in handling matters relating to both the horizontal and vertical construction of state facilities.
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