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Employment Opportunities

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Senior Assistant District Attorney - Trial Unit

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Assistant District Attorney to work in its Trial Unit. Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: investigating and prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases; reviewing case files and ensuring that all relevant evidence has been secured, properly documented, and organized for efficient disposition of the investigation or prosecution; interviewing lay, expert and law enforcement witnesses; analyzing case files and drafting memoranda concerning charging decisions; presenting cases to grand juries; trying cases; examining and preparing witnesses for trial; planning trial strategy and researching all points of law; drafting memoranda regarding complex legal issues; researching, writing, and arguing motions and court orders; training law enforcement personnel on issues, including obtaining necessary evidence to prosecute crimes; advising law enforcement personnel on various legal issues; negotiating with opposing counsel; assisting in the training and mentoring of junior attorneys and staff; reporting to a Trial Unit Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney; and other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by October 22, 2021, to: Peter K. Johnson, Chief Assistant District Attorney,

The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; must possess a minimum of five to seven years of prosecutorial experience in Georgia, and extensive jury trial experience, to include a minimum of 10 felony jury trials as First Chair to verdict; must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented; strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must; must be able to work well in a team environment, while at the same time have the ability to work independently; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills, as well as a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.

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

Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience

Submit resume and cover letter to:


Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 09/21/2021
Application Closing Date: 10/22/2021