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DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office

Assistant Solicitor Attorney-Diversion Unit

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is looking to hire an Attorney for our Diversion Unit.


The primary duty of this position is to serve as a Prosecutor who reviews, approves, denies, schedules, and regularly attends Court, both in-person and virtual, for cases referred to one of the seven Programs within the Diversion Unit. The Diversion Unit oversees Programs designed to hold Defendants accountable for their crimes while addressing the behavior that led to their interaction with the criminal justice system. This overall objective is achieved by providing participants with life skills, supervision, therapeutic assistance, clinical intervention, and other support mechanisms as appropriate. By successfully completing one of the seven Diversion Programs, participants can avoid prosecution and a criminal conviction on their record.

This position also entails an active role in Community Programming.  Said Prosecutor must be comfortable with engaging with the Community and representing the Solicitor-General’s Office at Meetings and Events. This position requires the Prosecutor to assist in the planning and execution of Community Programs, Meetings, and Events.

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; interviews 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; prepares 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.
to review, investigate, prosecute or defend, and resolve criminal cases on behalf of the of the County or State of Georgia in an assigned legal office or County department; act as lead attorney for misdemeanor and lowest-level felony trial cases of routine complexity; and assist in more complex cases as assigned.

Assisting in the planning, partnering, and executing Community Programs is to educate and empower the Community. As a law enforcement agency dedicated to building a better, safer DeKalb County through education and prevention, engaging as many residents as possible and providing resources that will empower the residents of DeKalb County.

Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; three years of experience practicing law in area of assignment; 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: $90k-$110K

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:


Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 05/15/2024
Application Closing Date: 06/30/2024