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Employment Opportunities

Georgia Department of Law

Assistant Attorney General

Commercial Transactions and Litigation - Tax Section

*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL External applicants are required to:
· Attach a current Resume.
· Cover Letter
· Attach “Department of Law Employment Application”
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· Attach two (2) writing samples.
· Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted during interview phases)
· Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted during interview phases)
· Answer all prescreening questions.

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 Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Tax Services section of our Commercial Transactions and Litigation Division.

Job Summary
Attorneys in this section represent the Georgia Dept. of Revenue and advise on the proper interpretation of tax (sales, income, and property), vehicle title, alcohol, and tobacco statutes, handle litigation in those areas; and handle appeals before State and Federal courts.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
1. Litigates cases:
a. Participates in hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
b. Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
c. Attends depositions; interviews witnesses and hires expert witnesses;
d. Participates in settlement negotiations.
e. Prepares pleadings and discovery responses.

2. Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies, drafts memoranda of advice.

3. Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.

4. Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.

5. Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.

6. Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same

7. Travel, as required by the position.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar in good standing

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:

· Some tax experience preferred but not required.
· Litigation experience preferred.

Additional Information
Employment is contingent upon completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.

Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver to background check, 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.

Salary: $67,000 Minimum Annual Salary

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 04/21/2024
Application Closing Date: 12/31/2024