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Employment Opportunities

Douglas Judicial Circuit

Assistant District Attorney

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney to work as Director of its Programs, Accountability, and Community Engagement (PACE) Unit.

The incumbent will have the following duties and responsibilities:

• Represent the State of Georgia in all Accountability Courts Programs (Drug Court and Hope (Mental Health) Court);
• Make ongoing recommendations the efficacy of the Accountability Court Programs;
• Attend Accountability Court staffing sessions;
• Coordinate with other Accountability Court members and staff in monitoring individuals within the Accountability Court programs;
• Conduct pleas into Accountability Court programs; Conduct terminations from Accountability Court programs, when necessary;
• Develop and implement the Pre-Trial Diversion programs;
• Determine which offenders and cases will be accepted into the program; Conduct terminations from the program, when necessary;
• Coordinate with Pre-Trial Diversion program partners to monitor and supervise individuals accepted into the program;
• Build and maintain relationships with key community partners, including a variety of government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community-based groups;
• Work with the community to develop crime prevention strategies;
• Administer the office’s community outreach, education, and training programs;
• Conduct community engagement presentations with regard to office programs;
• Establish and maintain community youth programs;
• Serve on advisory boards, commissions, and task forces, and attend regular meetings of public and private organizations, neighborhood associations, and business associations
• Develop, implement, and maintain program brochures and other literature to educate the public about office programs and crime prevention;
• Provide support, supervision, and professional guidance to assigned staff, conduct regular appraisals of skills and effectiveness;
• Recruit/supervise volunteers, interns, and community service workers;
• Provide training on PACE opportunities for staff; and
• Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia with at least five (5) years legal experience. Prior prosecution experience is strongly preferred. The incumbent must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints; must have the ability to work independently; and must be able to interface on all levels of Federal, State, and local government and with diverse populations. The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

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 Douglas 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.

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 01/12/2021
Application Closing Date: 03/12/2021