Department of Law - Gang Unit – Chief Prosecutor
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 Gang Prosecution section of our Prosecution Division as the Gang Prosecution Section Chief.
*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL applicants are required to:
Attach a current Resume
Attach "Department of Law Employment Application" (click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts
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.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The Attorney General of Georgia is seeking an experienced prosecutor to lead Georgia’s new statewide Gang Prosecution Unit. The Unit will consist of eight lawyers dedicated to gang prosecution across the State of Georgia. The Section Chief will work with the Prosecution Division Deputy Attorney General and other staff to develop and implement a new section within the Prosecution Division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting Gang Activity.
The Section Chief Duties will include:
- Build out, organize, and lead the statewide Gang Prosecution Unit.
- Prosecute serious gang crimes across the State from investigation through trial. This includes, but is not limited to, directing investigations, drafting indictments, filing and litigating motions, examining witnesses, and sitting as lead counsel at trial.
- Supervise, work with, and conduct ongoing training of Gang Prosecution Unit prosecutors and administrative staff.
- Partner with state agencies, local and federal prosecutors, and law enforcement on gang investigations, identifying gang members, and prosecuting gang crimes.
- Coordinate and conduct gang training for law enforcement and related agencies.
- Review and coordinate search warrants, arrest warrants, and subpoenas for records.
- Work with the White Collar Section and the Human Trafficking Section on cases involving overlapping elements.
- Where applicable, informs the Deputy of significant legal and policy matters handled by the section and as appropriate communicates with other section chiefs within the Division.
- Provides feedback to the Deputy or Chief Deputy Attorney General on the performance and/or attendance of section personnel as needed and for the purposes of yearly feedback sessions.
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
(typically holding a minimum of three years or more of experience in the specific area or a related area of the law.)
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
- Five (5) or more years of litigation or prosecution experience
- Two (2) or more years of experience in gang related prosecution
- Two (2) years supervisory authority
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.
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND BAR YEAR