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Employment Opportunities

Southwestern Judicial Circuit

Assistant District Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office for the Southwestern Judicial Circuit has an opening for a full-time, State-paid, Assistant District Attorney, beginning July 1, 2021.  The SWJC consists of six counties: Lee, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, and Webster.  The D.A.’s Office handles the prosecution of all criminal cases in the Superior and Juvenile Courts throughout the Circuit, as well as the prosecution of misdemeanor and traffic cases in various courts within the Circuit.  The primary office location for the D.A.’s Office is in Americus, Georgia; some travel to other locations in the Circuit will be required.

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.
  • Presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; oversees compliance with discovery requirements; attends pre-trial conferences, arraignments, calendar calls, and motion hearings.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motion hearings, probation revocation hearings, bond hearings, and trials; researches, prepares and files responses, and argues all pretrial and post-trial defense motions; researches, prepares, files, and argues appropriate State’s motions.
  • Handles all aspects of trial preparation, develops trial strategies, and represents the State at trial.

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 and eligible for reciprocity admission to the State Bar of Georgia.  Applicants must be eligible for or admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  A minimum of three years experience as a felony prosecutor is required; preference will be given to candidates with more experience.

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.

Applications for this position will be accepted through MAY 28, 2021, and candidates who are available to start on July 1, 2021 will be preferred.  Salary will be determined based on experience, based on the State pay scale.

Submit resume and cover letter to:  Lewis R. Lamb, District Attorney, at

The Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.



Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 05/03/2021
Application Closing Date: 05/28/2021