Assistant Attorney General - Human Trafficking
Office of the Attorney General
Georgia Department of Law
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL - Human Trafficking
*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL External 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 position filled through this announcement will serve in the expanding Human Trafficking Section of the Prosecution Division.
Job Title: Assistant Attorney General
This position will serve within the Attorney General’s state-wide Human Trafficking Unit. This position will maintain a prosecution case load. This position will work with an investigator, analyst, victim advocate and administrative assistant, under the direction of the Human Trafficking Section Chief. The Section is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases under Georgia’s human trafficking laws, with a focus on the prosecution of domestic minor sex trafficking.
This Assistant Attorney General will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:
- Collaborate with investigator and analyst during case investigations
- Evaluate cases to determine whether prosecution is appropriate
- Draft and present charging documents
- Evaluate cases to make appropriate plea recommendations
- Organize and summarize large and complex cases
- Ensure discovery compliance
- Work with victim advocate to ensure compliance with Georgia’s Crime Victim Bill of Rights
- Build rapport with victims of human trafficking and their families and ensure compassionate treatment of victims throughout all steps of the legal process
- Write motions and legal briefs as needed
- Research legal issues and write internal memos as needed
- Interview victims and witnesses
- Prepare victims and witnesses for trial
- Conduct felony bench and jury trials
- Conduct hearings and motions
- May work with local, state, and federal agencies to coordinate and determine the need for prosecution of identified persons or organizations
- Handle special projects 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 do not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title.
- Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar
- 3 or more years of prosecution experience.
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
- Prosecution experience.
- Prosecution of human trafficking or crimes involving the victimization of women and children.
- Demonstrate strong legal research and writing skills.
- Possess felony trial experience.
- Experience interviewing child sexual abuse victims and/or who are certified in Child First Forensic Interviewing Protocol.
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.
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND BAR YEAR
Position will remain open until filled.