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Employment Opportunities

Cobb Judicial Circuit

Assistant District Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office in the Cobb Judicial Circuit has openings for Assistant District Attorneys in the following areas: Juvenile Court, Accountability Courts, Appeals, Trial Line. The following duties are normal for these positions; other duties may be required and assigned:
• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations,indictments and other pleadings; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases deemed not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; conducts jury and/or non-jury trials; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pretrial hearings and conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame; complies with statutory and constitutional discovery requirements.
• Researches and argues Motions for New Trial, writes briefs, argues before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

The Cobb Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email: john.pursley@cobbcounty.org

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County or State
Application Opening Date: 07/19/2019
Application Closing Date: 08/11/2019