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Employment Opportunities

Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission

Executive Director

The Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission (PAQC) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

The applicant must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia with a minimum of seven (7) years of active practice of law, preferably as an active trial lawyer in both civil and criminal matters, have strong administrative and interpersonal skills, and be capable of dealing professionally with the bench, bar, legislature, public and press. This individual will work closely with and under the direction of the Investigative Panel. The primary duties of this position involve, but are not limited to:

• Counseling prosecutors on compliance with the standards of conduct and rules of the PAQC and OCGA §§ 15-18-32, 15-18-6, & 15-18-66;
• Receiving, reviewing, and investigating complaints of misconduct by District Attorneys (DAs) and Solicitors General (SGs);
• Hiring and supervising the staff and investigator throughout investigations;
• Preparing for, coordinating, and attending monthly meetings of the Investigative Panel;
• Preparing and filing of Formal Charges brought against DAs and SGs by the Investigative Panel, and prosecuting those Formal Charges before the Hearing Panel and in the Superior Courts and Supreme Court of Georgia;
• Negotiating resolutions on complaints of misconduct and drafting disciplinary agreements when necessary;
• Carrying out and coordinating the imposition of discipline of DAs and SGs found to have violated the code of conduct and OCGA §§ 15-18-32, 15-18-6, & 15-18-66;
• Drafting pleadings for transmission to the Superior Courts of Georgia & Georgia Supreme Court relating to disciplinary matters;
• Coordinating with other state entities including the Governor’s Office, the State Bar of Georgia, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia, and the Solicitors General Association of Georgia.
• Drafting Formal Advisory Opinions for consideration by the Investigative Panel and the Hearing Panel;
• Handling all forms of communication between the Commission and the public, the media, the courts, and other state and national judicial conduct organizations;
• Preparing, monitoring and presenting the budget for the Commission;
• Conferring with and assisting the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia and the General Assembly, with its various committees, concerning budgetary and other administrative matters;
• Educating DAs and SGs, including speaking on prosecutorial ethics at conferences, seminars, and other functions;
• Managing the Commission’s website;
• Managing the office, equipment, operations, and accounts payable, of the Commission; and
• Supervising all staff employees of the Investigative Panel, as well as any independent contractors hired by the Investigative Panel.

Salary is based on prior experience and state benefits are available.

Please submit a resume for consideration by 5:00 pm on April 15, 2024. This position will remain open until filled.

Your resume should be emailed to: Randy McGinley, Chairman of the Investigative Panel, PAQC,; and Joseph Cowart, Vice Chairman of the Investigative Panel, PAQC,

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 03/25/2024
Application Closing Date: 04/15/2024