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Employment Opportunities

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Senior Assistant District Attorney - Major Case Unit

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Assistant District Attorney to work in its Major Case Unit. The Major Case Unit is responsible for investigating and trying homicides and complex gang and armed robbery cases in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit.

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Working closely with detectives to investigate and strengthen homicide cases in DeKalb County; Locating and interviewing pertinent civilian witnesses and maintaining relationships with those witnesses throughout the duration of the case; Traveling to crime scenes, evaluating physical evidence, and working closely with Crime Scene Investigators and Forensic Analysts; Drafting memoranda concerning charging decisions, drafting indictments, and presenting cases to the Grand Jury; Trying homicide, complex gang, and complex armed robbery cases; and Advising and assisting local and federal law enforcement partners on various legal issues and initiatives.

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 felony jury trial experience to include being lead prosecutor in murder trials; must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints; must have the ability to work independently; and must be able to work closely with local and federal law enforcement agencies.


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.

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

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

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by October 6, 2021 to: Lance Cross, Director, Major Case Unit,


Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 09/21/2021
Application Closing Date: 10/06/2021