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Employment Opportunities

Columbia Judicial Circuit

Assistant District Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office in the newly created Columbia Judicial Circuit has openings for Assistant District Attorneys with a start date of July 1, 2021.

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 and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s 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 pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents and through utilization of other office approved discovery practices.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: A desire to work in a fast paced environment is required. Competitive applicants will be those seeking to gain subject matter expertise across the spectrum of prosecutorial competencies, enabling the incumbent to move seamlessly amongst all the multifaceted aspects of prosecution and the flexibility to willingly do so. A commitment to continued professional development and lifelong learning is required.

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 Columbia 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.

Salary Range: Salary is based on State pay scale.

Submit resume and cover letter to: JCARNEY@columbiacountyga.gov

Contact Number: 706-868-3310

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 05/10/2021
Application Closing Date: 05/20/2021