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Employment Opportunities

Georgia Department of Law

Assistant Attorney General

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The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers, and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Section of the Prosecution Division.

Job Summary
Attorneys in the Public Integrity and White-Collar Crime Section investigate and prosecute public corruption of elected officials and agencies, fraud involving the State of Georgia’s departments and agencies, cyber-enabled theft, criminal violations of the Fair Business Practices Act, identity fraud, residential mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and a variety of other criminal offenses. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of litigation/prosecution experience and a strong interest in financial crimes.

Being a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office is unique and unlike any other prosecution position in our state. We have statewide jurisdiction over the conduct we can prosecute, which means we can go where the evidence takes us. Our prosecutors dig in to complex cases involving emerging areas of law while also handling more routine matters. We do this with a fantastic team of lawyers and administrative staff who are always willing to lend a hand and make sure everyone is supported and successful.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Analyzes complaints and allegations to determine whether an investigation is warranted.
Participates in the investigation of criminal allegations and coordinates with internal and external investigators from a variety of law enforcement agencies.
Prepares subpoenas under the Attorney General’s subpoena authority.
Reviews records to determine sufficiency of evidence.

Drafts charging documents.
Engages in all phases of criminal prosecution including grand jury, motions practice, discovery, subpoenas, plea negotiations, witness preparation, and jury trials.
Attends all court calendars.
Works with expert witnesses.
Writes appellate briefs and appears before the State’s appellate courts.

Other Duties
Interacts with State agencies on emerging legal issues.
Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.
Participates in multi-state and multi-agency working groups.
Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments, and briefs.
Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.
Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges.
Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same.
Travel, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required).
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
Five (5) or more years of litigation or prosecution experience; strong legal writing skills; familiarity with emerging issues in cyber-enabled theft cases.

Additional Information:
A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation. Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter and copies of official college transcripts.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview. Human Resources maintains the discretion to close the job announcement prior to the closing date if a significant number of applications are received.

Salary Range: 67,000-137,000

Contact Number: 404-458-3456

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 01/03/2024
Application Closing Date: 06/30/2024