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Employment Opportunities

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Senior Assistant District Attorney - Crime Strategies/Community Partnership Unit

The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney (DKDA) is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Assistant District Attorney to work in its Crime Strategies and Community Partnerships Unit (CS/CPU).

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting in implementing intelligence-driven prosecution strategies targeting priority offenders and neighborhoods; investigating, analyzing and processing law enforcement data, police reports, and other information and databases to produce a complete data model of crime, and prosecution trends by identifying current crime drivers and hotspot locations in DeKalb County; establishing and maintaining working relationships with law enforcement analysts to promote information sharing; making appropriate recommendations for improvements in crime analysis and data-driven prosecution practices; 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; building and maintaining relationships with key community partners including a variety of government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community-based group; works with the community to develop crime prevention strategies; attending regular meetings of public and private organizations, and neighborhood and business associations; administering the Office’s community outreach, education, and training programs; administering the Court Watch Program, in order to familiarize community members with the criminal justice process; and establish and maintain community youth programs; reporting to the Director of Community Affairs; and other duties as assigned.

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 May 17, 2019, to: Sonja N. Brown, Director of Community Affairs/Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, snbrown@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; must possess substantial prosecutorial experience in Georgia, and extensive jury trial experience; must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints; must have the ability to work independently; and must be able to interface on all levels of Federal, State, and local government and with diverse populations.

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; 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.

Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 05/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 05/17/2019