Ogeechee Judicial Circuit
Assistant District Attorney
The District Attorney’s Office in the Ogeechee 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.
Preferred Qualifications: This position will involve the prosecution of juvenile cases in the Ogeechee Circuit which includes Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties in addition to assisting other attorneys in the office with Superior court cases as needed. Prior prosecution experience or any prior work experience with the juvenile courts or the Department of Juvenile Justice is preferred but not required.
The Ogeechee 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.
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Mailing Address: Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Da’s Office
Attn: Chief ADA Daphne Jarriel Totten
1 Courtland Street
Statesboro, GA 30458