Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
The District Attorney’s Office in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:
• Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
• Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.
Minimum qualifications: All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. 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 Lookout Mountain 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.
Preferred Qualifications: The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office has two Assistant District Attorney openings: one for a circuit paid position and one for a State paid position. The circuit paid position salary is commensurate with entry level ADA on the State pay scale up to $51,150.00, plus benefits including Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia. The State paid position will be per the State pay scale. All applicants must be members in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Although current bar members with experience are preferred, we will consider a recent law school graduate who will be taking the bar exam in July, 2019. The circuit is located in the northwest corner of Georgia and borders Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as Alabama. It is a rural, suburban mix with nearby urban attractions. The area is well-known for its scenic beauty and premier outdoor activities and events. This position is subject to employment verification using the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify System.
Salary Range: $51,150.00
Contact Number: 706-638-2214
Please mail, fax or email your resume and cover letter to Amy Brown, Office Manager
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1025
LaFayette, GA 30728