Solicitor General Unit – Deputy Solicitor General (Federal)

Unit:  Solicitor General
Location:  Atlanta, GA
Job Openings: 1
Job Opening Date: 12/04/2018
Job Closing Date: Open until Filled
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience
 
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
 
Position will serve as the Solicitor General’s primary advisor for federal appellate matters. These matters include, but may not be limited to: federal appellate matters pertaining to Law Department clients; merits cases in the United States Supreme Court; petitions for certiorari, and briefs in opposition to petitions for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court; federal multi-state litigation; amicus briefs in federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court; and development of appellate strategy for trial-level cases of state or national importance. Position researches and drafts briefs independently, AND works in collaboration with attorneys in the SG Unit and the Department to achieve the best possible appellate advocacy for the Department. Position will also play a key role in reviewing and editing federal appellate briefs.
 
The position will be expected to contribute to the overall work of the office, which will also include working on state appellate or other matters.

Minimum Training & Experience:
 
Member of the Georgia Bar or bar pending AND graduation from an accredited law school.  Federal judicial clerkship or state appellate clerkship, or equivalent experience; trial and appellate litigation experience; exceptional legal research, writing, and editing skills, as well as demonstrated experience in drafting briefs; ability to work collaboratively with other Unit attorneys as well as Department attorneys.
 
Preference will be given to applicants who have federal appellate clerkship, and/or five (5) or more years of trial and appellate litigation experience, which may include any judicial clerkship experience.
 
Additional Information:
 
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: http://law.ga.gov/application-forms 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 the address below, Attn: T. Co'Ward, HR Director. The selection of candidates to be interviewed is typically based on the preferred qualifications needed by the position.  Candidates that are not interviewed may request to have their application information held in the Applicant Pool and considered for future vacancies with 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 Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter; the Department’s HR Director will provide information and instructions to obtain such.   SALARY IS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; POSITION is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
 
All qualified and interested applicants should submit a resume and a Department of Law application to:
 
Human Resources Director
Department of Law
40 Capitol Square S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
 
You will find the 'attorney' application under 'Careers', click applications.
 
The Office of THE ATTORNEY GENERAL does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or services
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL
Human Resources * 40 Capitol Square * Atlanta, GA. 30334
(404) 656-3305