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Employment Opportunities

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Assistant District Attorney

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for an 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; reporting to a Trial Unit Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney; and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; must possess a minimum of five years of prosecutorial experience in Georgia, and extensive jury trial experience, to include a minimum of 10 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 and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by June 2, 2020 to:
Peter K. Johnson, Chief Assistant District Attorney,

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 05/19/2020
Application Closing Date: 06/02/2020