Clayton County Solicitor-General’s Office
Senior Assistant Solicitor-General I
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: SENIOR ASSISTANT SOLICITOR GENERAL I
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to evaluate cases that come into the Solicitor General’s Office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, or trial.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases on prosecutable.
- Reads cases submitted by investigator; reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
- Presents cases to Grand Jury; questions witnesses; answers jurors’ questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with Judge and Defense Attorneys.
- Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pre-trial and post trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial.
- Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.
- Works with trial team investigators to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence.
- Negotiate pleas to dispose of cases.
- Interviews witnesses, victims, experts, and the police; questions potential jurors and selects jury; arranges interpreter services for witnesses when necessary.
- Develops trial strategy for each case; organizes opening and closing arguments; presents evidence at trial; consults with supervisors about trial strategy.
- Fills out jury cards; read appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs.
- Represents the State in probation revocation hearings; responds to parole notices.
- Handle telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses, and concerned citizens.
- Determines appropriate bond amounts.
- Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.
- Speak to reporters on various cases.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and completing performance appraisals.
Performs other related duties as required.
Juris Doctorate; supplemented by two (2) years previous prosecutorial experience that includes litigation and criminal law, with progressively proficient work as an Attorney; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid membership in good standing in the State Bar Association of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Upon meeting all qualifications for Senior Assistant Solicitor General II and maintain satisfactory performance, employee may progress to the SASGII position.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
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$69, 442.68 – $107,263.65