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Employment Opportunities

DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office

Assistant Solicitor-General

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor Attorney.  The following duties are normal for this position.  Other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Conducts initial case evaluations as assigned; reviews case file and analyzes the facts and evidence of the case; may assess client eligibility and needs; reviews criminal histories; determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal, or charges; reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue, and scope of arrest powers; ensures sufficient probable cause; prepares or reviews charges and discovery; and prepares for all court hearings or arraignments.
  • Investigates, analyzes, and prepares assigned cases for hearings and trials; may interview clients in and out of custody; requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; makes investigative requests and follows up on leads; obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis; identifies and interviews witnesses and alibis; observes crime scenes; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; may prepare clients for trial; determines need for, procures, and interviews expert witnesses; assesses need for psychological/psychiatric evaluation of client; anticipates legal issues; assists in the development of case strategies; and presents cases to superiors.
  • Represents clients or State of Georgia at arraignments, preliminary and pre-trial hearings and conferences, motion hearings, jury and bench trials, probation and sentencing, post adjudication/post-conviction hearings, alternative and diversion programs, specialty courts, or any related courtroom proceedings; prepares and argues motions and evidence; negotiates and presents plea resolutions; negotiates at all stages on behalf of the client; advises clients or victims regarding the acceptance or rejection of plea offers; and assists with jury selection, opening and closing statements, evidence presentation, witness questioning, and bond/sentencing recommendations as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; one year of experience in criminal justice, legal, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and must possess and maintain licensure from the Georgia State Bar Association.

Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email: ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 06/13/2022
Application Closing Date: 11/30/2022