Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and develops or revises procedure manuals.
Manages operations and activities of the Investigations Division.
Oversees and conducts investigations and assists the Solicitor General or Assistant Solicitors in preparing cases for trial.
Identifies, locates, serves subpoenas, and ensures court appearances of complainants, suspects, victims, and lay and professional witnesses involved in felony cases: researches and creates witness files; works to obtain full victim/witness cooperation; coordinates witness accommodations such as travel and lodging; drafts material witness warrants as needed and coordinates with fugitive units to apprehend witness; and coordinates schedules for court appearances.
Transports and provides security for attorneys, victims, victim advocates, and witnesses: escorts attorneys on interviews and crime scene visits; provides courtroom security; and escorts attorneys, victims, advocates, and witnesses to and from trial.
Provides assistance and advocacy to victims of crimes.
Oversees, employs, or participates in investigative activities that involve risk and/or danger, to include undercover assignments, crime scene response, raids, arrests, interrogations, and various forms of surveillance.
Serves on multidisciplinary teams, task forces, or other special assignments.
Serves as departmental training officer and liaison with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.
Communicates and collaborates with various groups and agencies including law enforcement, victims, witnesses, families of victims and witnesses, judges, attorneys, court personnel, and the general public to gather information and details about a case, coordinate investigative efforts, or raise public awareness.
Prepares, gathers, reviews, compiles, and processes a variety of documents and information related to investigative activities.
Stays abreast of criminal investigative techniques and practices, crime trends, and courtroom procedures; attends seminars and training courses; obtains various criminology certifications; and performs firearms practice drills.
Operates or uses various equipment, tools, firearms, and supplies in order to complete work assignments.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in criminology, criminal justice or a related field required; supplemented by five years of progressive experience in law enforcement or investigative fields to include lead or supervisory experience and seven years of experience in the 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. Must possess and maintain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and statutes, court rules and procedures, and methods and techniques used to conduct criminal investigations. Requires knowledge of the geography of the metropolitan Atlanta area. Requires interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interview, interrogate, persuade, or otherwise interact in the course of investigative work.