Job Title: ASG

Job Description: The Solicitor-General’s Office in the Stone Mtn. Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor-General. 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.

• Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.

• Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

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 that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. 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.

The Stone Mtn Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; one year of experience in criminal justice, legal, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and must possess and maintain licensure from the Georgia State Bar Association

Position Status: Full-Time

Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000

Assistant Solicitor I

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is looking to hire several Attorney I’s. Their duties consist of, but not limited to, the following:

Conducts initial case evaluations as assigned; reviews case file and analyzes the facts and evidence of the case; may assess client eligibility and needs; reviews criminal histories; determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal, or charges; reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue, and scope of arrest powers; ensures sufficient probable cause; prepares or reviews charges and discovery; and prepares for all court hearings or arraignments. Investigates, analyzes, and prepares assigned cases for hearings and trials; may interview clients in and out of custody; requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; makes investigative requests and follows up on leads; obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis; identifies and interviews witnesses and alibis; observes crime scenes; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; may prepare clients for trial; determines need for, procures, and interviews expert witnesses; assesses need for psychological/psychiatric evaluation of client; anticipates legal issues; assists in the development of case strategies; and presents cases to superiors

Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; one year of experience in criminal justice, legal, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and must possess and maintain licensure from the Georgia State Bar Association.

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’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.

Salary Range: $70-$90K

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Investigator

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Investigator.

The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:  Conducts thorough and impartial investigations to gather evidence used in the apprehension, indictment, prosecution and conviction of law violators. Works with other law enforcement agencies during investigations; locating & subpoenaing victims/witnesses, completing cases as appropriate; and participating in high risk assignments, including raids, arrests and undercover work. Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned staff; confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding department policies and procedures; and assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations. Assists assigned Assistant Solicitors in conducting investigations and preparing cases for trial; reviews case files and identifies investigative tasks; drafts and executes search warrants or court orders for evidence; collects, secures, and analyzes evidence, ensuring chain of custody is maintained; assists with interviewing victims and witnesses; surveys, photographs, and sketches crime scenes; utilizes various investigative tools, resources, and programs to obtain necessary information; compiles witness lists; consults with Assistant Solicitors regarding trial strategies; and testifies in court.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology or Criminal Justice required; two years of experience in investigation, law enforcement, criminology or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and must possess and maintain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) certification.

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’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.

Salary Range: $62k-$75K

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Victim Witness Advocate

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is currently accepting resumes/applications for a Victim Witness Advocate.   This position will work closely with victims and/or witnesses of a crime to guide them through the Victim/Witness Advocacy Program.

The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned: Provides assistance to victims of misdemeanor crimes; contacts victim by phone, letter or field visits; completes intake forms; determines and evaluates victim experiences and needs; makes referrals and recommendations regarding counseling, safety needs and concerns, housing, food and other needs; explains and provides information and assistance regarding criminal justice processes, what to expect in their particular cases, victim’s rights, victim notification of custody status changes and case information, temporary protective orders, bond conditions, compensation and restitution programs and individualized safety plans; remains in contact with the victim throughout their case and provides updates and support; and provides crisis intervention as needed. Evaluates cases and offers appropriate recommendations; reviews police reports, 911 calls, pictures, medical records, criminal histories, etc.; gathers additional information as needed; compiles and submits data on high risk defendants to appropriate law enforcement and judicial agencies; assesses cases and make recommendations to prosecutors and investigators regarding case dispositions,victim’s desires, defendant’s criminal history, lethality factors, etc.; and refers cases as required by law to Department of Family and Children Services and Adult Protective Services. Assists as a liaison between the prosecution teams and the victims; schedules and attends field visits to interview victims with prosecutors and investigators; collaborates with prosecutors to ensure the victims voices are heard throughout the pendency of the case; relays victim information and requests to the prosecutors; assists prosecutors and investigators with necessary follow-up questions; communicates with the District Attorney’s Office on cases pending which involve the same parties; assists with addressing and transportation or safety issues; assists with preparing the victims to face and testify against their abuser in court; and advises prosecutors of any violations of bond, Temporary Protective Orders or potential escalation of danger to the victim.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling or a related field and two years of experience working in criminal justice, social services, crisis intervention, or trauma and violence safety assessment and planning. Superior customer service skills, positive attitude, personal responsibility and a strong sense of responsibility to the community at large is preferred. 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.

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’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.

Salary Range: $45K-$60K

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Secretary

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for 2 Legal Secretary positions.  The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Provides clerical support and works directly with Assistant Solicitor-General’s and Investigators;• Receives legal documents and requests such as; subpoenas, warrants, motions, discovery to review and record/incorporate with related legal documents and/or compile with related case/file information;• Researches information to complete legal documents and prepare legal descriptions, agreements, legal drafts, letters, reports, summaries and correspondence;• Finalizes information/documents upon approval and maintain copies for department file and submits to appropriate parties;• Creates and maintains legal files; enters information into department database; updates database; attends court calendars;• Performs a variety of administrative duties; answers phone, greets clients and visitors, provides assistance.

Minimum Qualifications: must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. 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.

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’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.

Salary Range: $40K-$50K annual

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Part-Time Investigator

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Part-Time Investigator . The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Conducts thorough and impartial investigations to gather evidence used in the apprehension, indictment, prosecution and conviction of law violators.• Works with other law enforcement agencies during investigations; locating & subpoenaing victims/witnesses, completing cases as appropriate; and participating in high risk assignments, including raids, arrests and undercover work.

The Investigator will work approx. 24 hours a week. Minimum 3 days a week, 8 hours a day.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology or Criminal Justice required; two years of experience in investigation, law enforcement, criminology or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’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.

Salary Range: $30.00-$40.00 Per Hour

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Investigator II

The Solicitor-General’s Office has an opening for a Full-Time Investigator II . The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

• Conducts thorough and impartial investigations to gather evidence used in the apprehension, indictment, prosecution and conviction of law violators.• Works with other law enforcement agencies during investigations; locating & subpoenaing victims/witnesses, completing cases as appropriate; and participating in high risk assignments, including raids, arrests and undercover work.

Preferred Minimum Qualifications: must be a citizen of the United States, have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and not have been convicted by any state or by federal government of any crime. Must be a current P.O.S.T certified Georgia Peace Officer or within (12) months of initial employment or appointment as a peace officer, satisfactorily complete the basic course as established in accordance with the rules of the GA P.O.S.T Council (an extension not to exceed three (3) months may be granted by the GA P.O.S.T Council for good cause). Applicants must also demonstrate efficiency with a firearm and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s license.

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.

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’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.

Salary Range: $50,000-$78,000

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Executive Senior Advisor-Supervising Attorney

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is looking for a Executive Senior Advisor Supervising Attorney to join our Team. The Job Duties are as follows:

The Executive Senior Advisor is a multi-functioning position with responsibilities for designing and overseeing all Attorney learning and development programs within our organization, handling all Appeals for the Office and serving as a Strategic Advisor to the Solicitor-General.

The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General is committed to providing a supportive environment for learning and development. As such, the Executive Senior Counsel is responsible for helping Assistant Solicitor-Generals advance their skills and knowledge by

ATTORNEY LEARNING• Orientation Training – introduce new ASG’s to the structure and function of the office• Trial Advocacy Training – design and implement continuing inter-office training programs; Ensure adequate external trainings.• CLE monitoring – coordinate and ensure all ASG’s are current and up to date on required trainings• Identify and Assess the organization training needs and develop programs and initiatives to meet those needs• Measures and assesses training programs for relevancy and impact, and sustains, modifies, or replaces programs and/or program elements as appropriate based on current and anticipated needs.

APPEALSThe Appeals Division represents the Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General in all direct appeals from misdemeanor convictions. The Division also initiates appeals by the State in certain cases.• Initiate Appeals• Draft Briefs• Participate in Oral Arguments before the state appellate courts• Respond to post-conviction motions• Answer writs of habeas corpus• Handle Open Records Requests, Subpoenas for records, Record Restriction requests• Provide appellate support to the Trial Division

A candidate must have superior analytical, research, and writing skills. Prior experience as an appellate attorney or equivalent work experience.

Executive AdvisorThe Executive Senior Counsel will serve as a strategic advisor to the Solicitor-General on a variety of critical topics. The incumbent will advise and work closely with other members of the executive leadership team and may be tasked with leading and supporting strategic projects identified as priority initiatives.• Strong analytical skills; able to deconstruct complex issues into clear and actionable initiatives and strategies.• Demonstrated skills in leadership, interpersonal communication and organizational management required.• Proven ability to collect data, assess results, draw valid conclusions and present alternative solutions.• Excellent ability to think and act both strategically and tactically; a decision-maker and problem-solver with sound judgment.• Superior ability to build collegial relationships and collaborate with senior leadership, peers, and staff at all levels; and• Ability to successfully engage with community

Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; six years of progressively responsible experience practicing lawin area of assignment, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination ofeducation, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilitiesfor this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’slicense; and must possess and maintain licensure from the Georgia State Bar Association

Salary Range: $98K-$150K

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email:  ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov