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County Attorney | Newton County (12/06/21) 

Job Description:

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff.
  • Organizes, prioritizes and assigns work.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements goals for the department.
  • Develops and implements departmental budget.
  • Advises board of commissioners, county manager, county department heads, constitutional officers, elected officials, local government agencies and commissions, etc., regarding all legal matters.
  • Serves as counsel in representing the legal interest of the county in accordance with state laws and rules of professional conduct.
  • Manages high profile and complex litigation for the county.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, complaints, discovery requests and responses, motions, legal opinions, resolutions and ordinances, or other documents.
  • Prepares legal advertisements and reviews requests for proposals or invitations to bid as required by local, state, and federal law and ordinances.
  • Communicates with supervisor, other county departments and employees, the public, outside agencies and other individuals as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree.
  • Ten years of experience in the field.
  • Significant local government experience, with an emphasis on economic development, real estate, land use matters, contracts and employment law, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. 
  • Must possess and maintain active member in good standing licensure with the State Bar of Georgia.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 6.

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Judicial Staff Attorney | Superior Court, Columbia Judicial Circuit 

Location: Columbia Judicial Circuit
Salary: $52,959

Provide research, legal counsel and advice to assigned judges in civil and criminal cases. The judicial staff attorney assists judges by performing various legal works involving research and legal writing and prepares orders, legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and related documents; reviews and discusses point of law with judges and attorneys. Duties will vary based on the preferences of the assigned judges. Minimal travel within the circuit is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree required; pending bar exam or results.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of law and research procedures.
  • Effective written and oral skills.
  • Ability to apply sound research concepts.
  • Research, analyze and digest legal facts and precedents.
  • Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain a loyal, trusting relationship with associates, superiors and subordinates.

To Apply:
Email a resume, transcript and writing sample to Lisa Hudson at lhudson@columbiacountyga.gov.

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Assistant District Attorney I | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $62,544 - $93,816

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. Positions in this classification generally perform entry level, professional legal work and under close supervision and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity.

Essential Functions: 
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial. 
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.  
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframesand per established procedures.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.  
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Three years of experience as a practicing attorney preferred.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

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Assistant District Attorney II | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $69,602 - $104,402

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to provide legal counsel to assigned departments, boards, elected officials and employees. This classification is distinguished from Assistant County Attorney I in that incumbents in this class have five years of law experience and are expected to be able to function with significant autonomy representing the interests of Fulton County-related clients with limited supervision.

Essential Functions: 
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Serves as counsel in representing the legal interest of the county for assigned departments in accordance with state and federal laws and rules of professional conduct.
  • Manages litigation for assigned county-related departments.
  • Drafts and reviews contracts and agreements.
  • Represents assigned department in personnel matters.
  • Represents county in tax appeals.
  • Develops and reviews legislation.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.
  • Operates or uses various equipment and supplies in order to complete work assignments.
  • Communicates with county officials, supervisor, other employees, clients, court personnel, third party service contractors, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information or resolve problems 
  • May provide lead guidance and direction to paralegals and administrative staff, including instructing and training, and assigning and reviewing work.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.  
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Three years of experience as a practicing attorney preferred.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

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Assistant District Attorney III | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $73,131 - $109,696

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity, or appellate cases. 

Essential Functions: 
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity or appellate cases. 

  • Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers.
  • Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial.
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Conducts pre-trial case resolution.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.  
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Six years of experience in law to include three years of lead/supervisory experience.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

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Assistant District Attorney IV | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $76,660 - $114,989

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning as an expert attorney, assigned specifically to the most serious, legally complex, high-profile and significant felony and appellate cases in the county. Positions at this level function with significant autonomy, prosecuting upper-level felonies with very limited supervision. Positions in this classification also usually function in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of a unit of attorneys or investigative and legal staff. 

Essential Functions: 
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity or appellate cases.  

  • Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned employees.
  • Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial.
  • Conducts case research and documentation. 
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Conducts pre-trial case resolution.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff,  victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.  
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Nine years of experience as a practicing prosecuting attorney to include four years lead/supervisory experience.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

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Medicaid Enterprise System Transformation (MEST) Attorney 4 | Georgia Department of Community Health 

Job Description:

  • Under limited supervision and in support of multiple software/system design, development and implementation projects, primarily drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts, amendments, license agreements, subscription-based information technology and/or cloud-computing arrangements and related professional services agreements, memoranda of understanding, interagency agreements and other legal documents on behalf of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH or agency).  
  • Provides analysis and advice on legal, liability and/or risk management matters, including identifying gaps or other key issues in business and process requirements, specifications and documentation that may adversely affect the projects’ desired results, timelines or budgets. 
  • Develops approaches to resolve complex legal issues and disputes . 
  • Drafts or reviews letters and other legal notices related to compliance and enforcement of project contracts’ terms and conditions. 
  • Applies knowledge of state government procurement laws and regulations. 
  • Researches and analyzes case law as well as current and proposed statutory authority affecting the agency, including but not limited to keeping abreast of legal issues and developments in the health care and information technology industries and related areas. 
  • Participates in meetings with internal customers, other stakeholders and contractors.  
  • Develops, oversees and implements administrative processes designed to ensure all aspects of the design, development and implementation projects, as well as the corresponding agency processes, are compliant with all applicable laws, regulations and program policies.  
  • Assists with preparing for audits and responding to inquiries from internal and external auditors and other federal or state authorized agencies, including those entities responsible with certification of project systems/solutions and/or providing project funding.  
  • Participates in product demonstrations and provides assistance in developing requests for proposals for projects involving information technology and/or agency-focused solutions.
  • Provides training for other staff.  
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor and supported business unit, as appropriate. 

Technical Competencies: 

  • Knowledge and strategic understanding of the information technology industry and an ability to anticipate the legal implications of proposed transactions.
  • Understanding of the technical problems and nature of claims that arise during software/system design, development and implementation projects.   
  • Ability to analyze, from a legal context, business and process requirements, specifications and documentation necessary for the successful development, licensing, implementation, maintenance and operation of technical systems, software, hardware or solutions and related services, and document such transactions in clear, well-organized and effective agreements and/or proposals.
  • Understanding of software development change request process, including defects and requests for product enhancements or new features. 
  • Knowledge of each phase of the software/system/solutions development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of technical legal writing.
  • Skill in the preparation of legal documents, including memoranda, contracts, proposed legislation and other legal instruments.
  • Knowledge of statutes, court decisions, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Ability to determine and ensure compliance with state standards and federal regulations.
  • Ability to perform legal research and analyze and apply knowledge to departmental operations, facts of cases or disputes, and advise departmental administrators on points of law affecting the agency.
  • Knowledge of government operations, including administrative regulation process, legislative drafting and the legislative process.
  • Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence and alternative dispute resolution practices.
  • Organizational skills and ability to maintain oversight and drive completion of multiple projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, assertively and persuasively, including the ability to deliver executive-level presentations and advise senior representatives of external and internal organizations/agencies on complex and high value/risk matters.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the state of Georgia, or eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination, or reciprocity and three years of relevant legal experience, or three years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 3 (LEP022).

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, demonstrate some or all of the following skills/experience:

  • 3-5 years of contract experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, interpreting and administering vendor agreements, software licensing agreements, SaaS and professional services agreements, service level agreements, etc. in government and/or in the private sector that involve health care administration, health care access or other related health care matters;
  • 3-5 years of experience representing clients (government and/or private sector) procuring, overseeing or delivering the design, development and implementation of large-scale enterprise software/system/solutions or new software platforms. 
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in a private or public sector environment involving the interpretation and application of federal, state and/or local laws.
  • Experience working with data privacy and security matters, as well as information technology transactions.
  • Experience supervising attorneys and/or support personnel with demonstrable interpersonal skills.
  • Litigation experience.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, time sensitive, customer service-oriented environment with continually changing priorities; 
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency, including the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word and Excel), Adobe Acrobat Pro and document management software (e.g. Laserfiche) and platforms (e.g. SharePoint).

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Attorney 4 | Office of the General Counsel | Georgia Department of Community Health 

The Georgia Department of Community Health, Office of General Counsel, is seeking a qualified attorney to serve as legal counsel focusing on general legal matters of the agency.

Job Description:
The attorney will function as a generalist within the office of general counsel. Main duties will include coordinating litigation, performing legal research, reviewing, and providing legal analysis and assistance related to enterprise policy matters, assisting with bankruptcy matters, providing coordination with the department of law, assisting the general counsel with legal review and of contracts, policies and documents, insuring compliance with federal and state laws, assisting in negotiations on behalf of the department and assisting with other duties as directed by the general counsel.

Under limited supervision, the attorney:

  • Oversees the provision of analysis and/or recommendations on legal issues within the scope and authority of the agency.
  • Handles complex issues may act as a lead worker and/or supervise support staff.
  • Supervises and plans work of assigned staff.
  • Acts as a resource to answer questions and evaluates the status of reimbursements or recoupments.
  • Coordinates work in legal proceedings litigated by the department of law or other prosecuting authority.
  • Develops and implements division/unit policies and procedures develops, oversees and implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of department processes.
  • Drafts amendments to existing contracts and standardized letters and notices related to administrative legal procedures.
  • Implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of departmental processes and activities.
  • Participates in the implementation of settlements, agreements and/or legal judgments within approved guidelines. 
  • Prepares grant and contract proposals and may administer contracts with funding agencies; 
  • Provides analysis, answers or recommendations regarding complex legal, liability and/or risk-management issues.
  • Provides legal services such as writing articles and drafting new or amended legislation or regulations.
  • Provides research and analysis of legal, policy and environmental issues.
  • Researches and analyzes current statutory and case law affecting the agency and/or programs.
  • Selects appropriate methods and techniques for resolving problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the State of Georgia, or eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination, or reciprocity and three years of relevant legal experience, or three years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 3 (LEP022).

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Senior Attorney–Aviation | City of Atlanta Law Department

Job Description:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest passenger airport in the world. The senior attorney position will support the airport in a variety of complex legal matters. The position requires substantial general legal experience working on a variety of commercial advice and counsel matters.

The role involves extensive contact with all levels of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the city of Atlanta’s law department, Atlanta city council, multiple city departments and the governing bodies of other municipalities and airports, as well as extensive contact with metropolitan atlanta and global communities.

Experience with airport law matters, tax matters, intergovernmental agreements and regulatory compliance is preferred but not required.

Applicants should be seasoned attorneys who can demonstrate strong interest in providing advice and counsel to clients, strong written and verbal communication skills, outstanding judgment and excellent analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills are also required.

Applicants with prior experience representing an airport, municipality, other governmental/quasi-governmental entity or applicants in the transportation industry are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree required.
  • Must be a member in good standing with a state bar within the U.S. and have the ability to obtain membership in the State Bar of Georgia within one year of employment.
  • Must have a minimum of ten years of post-graduate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in municipal, county and/or constitutional law.
  • Demonstrated experience with aviation law is a plus.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney II–Operations Team (Aviation) | City of Atlanta Law Department

Job Description:

The position requires three to five years of legal experience, working on a variety of transactions.

Experience with real estate matters, contracts, tax matters, real estate and business development, intergovernmental agreements, regulatory compliance and FOIA/open records requests is preferred.

Involves extensive contact with city council, multiple city departments and the governing bodies of other municipalities, as well as extensive contact with metropolitan Atlanta and global communities.

Applicants should demonstrate strong writing skills, outstanding judgment and excellent analytical and negotiation skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required.

Applicants with prior experience representing a municipality, other governmental/quasi-governmental entity or are in the transportation industry are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree required.
  • Must be a member in good standing with a state bar within the U.S. and have the ability to obtain membership in the State Bar of Georgia within one year of employment.
  • Must have at least at least six years of post-graduate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in municipal, county and/or constitutional law.
  • Demonstrated experience with aviation law is a plus.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Deputy Division Chief–Contracts | City of Atlanta Law Department

Job Description:

The deputy division chief is responsible to manage all legal aspects of the city’s procurement-to-contract process. Duties include supervising a team of attorneys grouped to support the development of the city’s contractual relationships through to contract execution.

The deputy division chief serves as the lead resource for the legal review and provision of advice and counsel on the city’s competitive bid and alternative sourcing processes, development and review of procurement-related legislation on behalf of clients, management of bid protests and appeals, as well as the drafting, review, negotiation and revision of procurement contracts, the modification of such contracts, and the resolution and/or escalation of disputes regarding such contracts.

The deputy division chief also plans for the long-term talent needs of the contracts management services team and identifies, coaches and mentors employees. A significant aspect of the role is the development and support of tools and strategies that drive improved legal support for the procurement contracting process, including the development and continual enhancement of templates, playbooks and other tools that assist the team and ensure their highest level of productivity. Must have exceptional research, drafting and negotiation skills, ability to deliver presentations to internal and external audiences, and make strategic recommendations on mediation, arbitration and/or litigation resulting from procurement contract disputes.

In addition, the deputy division chief establishes organizational strategy and policy within required legislative or executive limitations and modifies organization of the contracts management services team to achieve objectives. Success in the role will be measured by your ability to appropriately compile and manage the team while delivering quality contracts and appropriate legal advice and counsel on procurement matters in a collaborative, professional and timely manner. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree required.
  • Must be a member in good standing with a state bar within the U.S. and have the ability to obtain membership in the State Bar of Georgia within one year of employment.
  • Must have 15 plus years of post-graduate procurement and contracting experience and have progressive responsibility managing people and workflow.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in municipal, county and/or constitutional law.
  • Demonstrated experience with construction law is a plus.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Attorney–Litigation | City of Atlanta Law Department

Job Description:

The ideal candidate should have at least six years of litigation experience in general civil and/or employment litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate work. The ideal candidate should have substantial first and/or second chair trial experience and experience working with assistant and associate attorneys. The applicant should also be capable of handling all stages of litigation including discovery, depositions and alternative dispute resolution. Experience drafting legislation is a plus. The attorney in this position will have extensive contact with Atlanta city council, multiple city departments and the governing bodies of several other municipalities.

Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, sound judgment, professionalism and the interpersonal skills necessary to contribute to a litigation team handling complex legal matters in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree required.
  • Must be a member in good standing with a state bar within the U.S. and have the ability to obtain membership in the State Bar of Georgia within one year of employment.
  • Must have at least at least six years of post-graduate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in municipal, county and/or constitutional law.
  • Demonstrated experience with aviation law is a plus.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Associate Probate Judge | Rockdale County

Location: Rockdale County
Salary: $11,472.24

The associate probate judge, under the leadership of the elected probate judge, is a civil court judge and a judicial official whose responsibilities include overseeing assigned cases presented in the probate court system. The probate court system may handle estate matters, vital records, marriage licenses, weapons carry licenses, guardianships, conservatorships, miscellaneous and ceremonial duties. The individual in this role would be responsible to order a ruling in the associated legal cases regarding these matters.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. The position is open until filled.

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 Legal Counsel | DeKalb County Board of Ethics

Location: DeKalb County
Status: Contract/Part-time

Job Description:

The following duties are normal for this contracted position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. The successful applicant will enter into a contract for service. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Provide legal advice, counsel, services and consultation to the board of ethics, ethics officer and ethics staff members on a wide variety of civil and administrative matters that may affect the administration and enforcement of the DeKalb County Ethics Code.  
  • Attend all Board of Ethics public meetings (regular or special) and such other meetings.
  • Serve as parliamentarian to the Board of Ethics during public meetings and provide guidance on parliamentary rules and legality of actions taken therein.
  • Provide guidance and legal advice on the Georgia Open Records Act, Georgia Open Meetings Act, Robert’s Rules of Order and Board of Ethics rules, policies and procedures.
  • Answer requests for legal opinions, in writing and verbally. Prepare written legal opinions at the request of the Board of Ethics and ethics officer. Be available to confer and answer legal questions by telephone or email as needed.
  • Provide advice and assistance in connection with ethics investigations, probable cause hearings and ethics hearings.
  • Appear before courts, legislative and administrative agencies to represent DeKalb County Board of Ethics interests.
  • Work cooperatively with any special legal counsel retained by DeKalb County Board of Ethics for special projects or litigation. Coordinate with such special counsel to ensure proper management of legal issues, and proper coordination and transition of legal information among special counsel.
  • Assist staff to understand the legal roles and duties of their respective offices and interrelationships with the Board of Ethics and the public.
  • Assist the Board of Ethics, ethics officer and staff to maintain ethical standards and appearance of fairness standard to avoid potential conflicts of interest, prohibited transactions and the appearance of prohibited transactions.
  • Prepare and review contracts, rules, policies and procedures, or other documents for correctness and acceptability.
  • Perform other legal services and tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience serving Georgia local government clients, to include cities, counties, public authorities, TADs, CIDs and/or BIDs, or related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.

Specific License or Certification Required:  

  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to practice law in the state of Georgia.
  • Must possess a Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Judicial Staff Attorney | Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit 

Location: Augusta Judicial Circuit
Salary: $50,120

Provide research, legal counsel and advice to assigned judges in civil and criminal cases. The judicial staff attorney assists judges by performing various legal works involving research and legal writing and prepares orders, legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and related documents; reviews and discusses point of law with judges and attorneys. Duties will vary based on the preferences of the assigned judges. Minimal travel within the circuit is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required; pending bar exam or results.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of law and research procedures.
  • Effective written and oral skills.
  • Ability to apply sound research topics.
  • Research, analyze, and digest legal facts and precedents.
  • Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain a loyal, trusting relationship with associates, superiors and subordinates.

To Apply:
Email a resume, transcript and writing sample to Michael Ledyard at mledyard@augustaga.gov.

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Attorney 2 | Georgia Department of Public Safety 

Location: Atlanta
Salary:  $40,982.94 - $71,720.15

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division. We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an attorney 2 in the legal services division. 

The Legal Services Office provides assistance to the commissioner and to the employees of the department concerning matters associated with the daily operations of the department and serves as the primary liaison with the Office of the Attorney General. This position reports to the agency’s director of legal services.

This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity to work on a wide variety of issues that impact public safety, including regularly serving as the agency representative in administrative hearings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as legal resource for matters handled by the Motor Carrier Compliance Division, including household goods and nonconsensual towing permitting and regulations.
  • Serves as agency representative in administrative hearings, including overweight citations. 
  • Reviews completed investigations of complaints relating to improper use of speed detection device permits and emergency light permits for further determination.
  • Serves as legal resource for matters relating to wrecker services utilized by Georgia State Patrol posts and other elements of the department in accordance with department policy.
  • Serves as legal resource for questions of internal and external customers concerning issues of public safety and the operations of the department.
  • Provides verbal and written analysis, answers or recommendations regarding all aspects of daily operations of the department, including legal, liability and risk management issues.
  • Drafts or assists in drafting a monthly legal update of cases impacting issues related to the department’s mission.
  • Identifies and resolves, or assists in the resolution of, legal problems.
  • Researches and analyzes current statutory, regulatory, and case law affecting the department.
  • Assists the director and deputy director with drafting, managing, and reviewing proposed legislation and regulations and providing necessary updates to management team.
  • Assists the director and deputy director with assignments related to contracts, property, open records, litigation and employment matters.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and changes in laws and court decisions related to the mission of the department.
  • Teaches classes on a variety of topics which may relate to legal and non-legal topics.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Government experience, preference to those with government legal experience.
  • Familiarity with state government structure and operations.
  • One year of experience in one or more areas: criminal prosecutions, administrative hearings, contract drafting and review, drafting and review of state legislation and/or regulations, representation of government agency.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. The position is open until filled.

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Eviction Prevention Staff Attorney | Eviction Prevention Project | Georgia Legal Services Program 

Location: Regional Offices
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description:

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty. GLSP’s Eviction Prevention Project provides legal assistance to qualifying low-income tenants of private landlords throughout Georgia, excluding the five-county metro-Atlanta area. The project attorneys are located in GLSP’s regional offices located in Augusta, Albany, Brunswick, Dalton, Columbus, Gainesville, Piedmont, Macon and Savannah. 

The project attorney will litigate and advocate for decent, safe, stable and affordable housing for low-income Georgians. This includes, but is not limited to: defending tenants in eviction actions; recovering wrongfully withheld security deposits; resolving repair and maintenance problems; addressing discrimination; and engaging in community outreach activities such as housing clinics. While supervised by local management staff, the project attorney will work closely with other project attorneys and the project director. The project attorney will be part of the project team and will be expected to support members of the team by sharing strategies and resources. 

Primary Duties:

  • Provide direct representation to tenants. 
  • Address systemic issues impacting private rental tenants. 
  • Work with local code enforcement to address housing conditions and document the need for such services.
  • Work with courts to adopt policies and practices that allow tenants to effectively present their case, assert their legal rights and access the court. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the State Bar of Georgia, or willingness to sit for the next exam.
  • Experience working with clients with low incomes and a commitment to social justice.
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a team in a professional and collaborative manner.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Georgia driver's license.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

To Apply:
A resume, cover letter and writing sample should be submitted to jbonner@glsp.org. GLSP invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

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Judicial Staff Attorney | Superior Court, Southwestern Judicial Circuit 

Location: Americus
Salary: $45,359.04

The Southwestern Judicial Circuit is comprised of six rural counties in southwest Georgia, served by three superior court judges. Our primary offices are located in Americus. General information and contact information can be obtained by visiting our website. There are two positions available.

Job Responsibilities:
Provide research, legal counsel and advice to assigned judges in civil and criminal cases. The judicial staff attorney assists judges by performing various legal works involving research and legal writing, and prepares orders, legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and related documents; reviews and discusses point of law with judges and attorneys; and provides light technical assistance for virtual hearings. Duties will vary based on the preferences of the assigned judge. Minimal travel within and occasional travel outside the circuit is required. The physical demands are as for sedentary work.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required; admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, or pending bar exam or results. No experience required.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of law and research procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply sound research concepts.
  • Research, analyze, and digest legal facts and precedents.
  • Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have operational abilities with office equipment, internet and computers.
  • Establish and maintain a loyal, trusting relationship with associates, superiors and subordinates.
  • Ability to recognize the inherent need for confidentiality.

To Apply:
Email a resume, transcript and writing sample to Judge Jimmie H. Brown at judgejimmiehbrown@gmail.com.

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Assistant County Attorney | Macon-Bibb County

Location: Macon
Salary: Negotiable

The assistant county attorney is responsible for preparing legal opinions, contracts and other legal documents; drafting legislation; performing extensive legal research in many areas of the law; representing the county in various administrative and judicial proceedings; and addressing various legal matters that arise and affect the county on a daily basis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares legal opinions for the mayor, board of commissioners and county departments.
  • Prepares and files simple to complex legal documents for the prosecution or defense of assigned cases.
  • Prepares and tries assigned cases.
  • Handles the routine claims made by or against the county.
  • Performs legal research in many areas of the law, including the interpretation and applicability of local, state and federal laws, and judicial procedures relating to the mayor, board of commissioners and various county departments.
  • Drafts ordinances and resolutions to submit to the mayor and board of commissioners for adoption.
  • Attends board of commissioners meetings and various county committee meetings as a legal advisor and parliamentarian.
  • Represents the county at assigned administrative hearings.
  • Prepares and develops contracts and various legal instruments to which the county is a party, including grants, agreements, and deeds and leases of county property.
  • Reviews and interprets various contracts and legal documents.
  • Gives general advice through telephone conferences and correspondence.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The assistant county attorney must be knowledgeable of the following principles, procedures and concepts:

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws.
  • Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of county ordinances and an understanding of their accepted interpretations.
  • Ability to draft legal instruments, proposed legislation and legal opinions.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and relevant office software.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, administrative officials and local government staff, and with members of the general public.
  • Knowledge of the organizational, functional and legal limitations of the authority of the mayor, board of commissioners and county staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing on complex legal subjects.
  • Ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence and precedents, and to effectively present such material orally and in writing.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • The assistant county attorney must be a graduate of an accredited three year law school with an LLB or JD degree and have the training and experience necessary to perform the duties and tasks required by this position.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II) | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary Range: $158,257 - $183,300

Job Responsibilities:
The chief deputy clerk will exercise broad responsibility for assigned areas, routinely interacting with staff, judges, the bar, other court units, divisions within the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and other federal agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Duties include the day-to-day management of assigned functional areas; project development and management; enforcement and development of appropriate policies, plans and procedures; supervision and mentoring of supervisors and staff; budget projection, development and execution; and other duties as assigned.

Mandatory Qualifications:
An undergraduate degree from a college or university of recognized standing and a minimum of 10 years of experience, including at least four years of general experience and six years of specialized experience (described below). At least five years of the experience must have been in a position with substantial senior management responsibility. Some educational substitutions may apply.

General Experience: Progressively responsible positions reflecting successful performance of increasingly complex duties over broader areas of responsibility. Career path should reflect opportunities at progressively higher levels to learn and apply management and business practices; administrative processes and procedures; interpersonal and group performance dynamics; and organizational values.

Specialized Experience: Successful performance in supervisory, managerial or professional positions that required a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies and theories of management.

Preferred Qualifications:
A law degree from an ABA-accredited law school is highly preferred. A graduate degree from an accredited university in a field such as business, public administration, political science, criminal justice, law, management or other related academic disciplines combined with substantial court administration experience may be substituted.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and progressively responsible experience in court or legal management in such areas as case management, financial management and/or statistical analysis.
  • Experience in the federal court environment is advantageous.
  • Experience in a legal field which required knowledge, interpretation and application of Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and/or federal statutes is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications, and strong interpersonal and analytical skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate must have strong leadership qualities and initiative and be able to manage change and articulate management priorities.
  • An ability to identify and resolve problems, work effectively with both individuals and teams, and interact courteously and professionally with high-level officials is also essential.
  • The position requires balancing the demands of varying workload responsibilities and time-sensitive deadlines.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit the following documents: 

  1. An application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment, Form AO 78, linked here;
  2. A cover letter addressing qualifications, relevant experience and management style or philosophy; 
  3. A chronological resume including education, employment and salary history, management experience, the number and composition of personnel supervised, and the reason for leaving each position. 

The completed package as a single PDF file should be submitted electronically to HR_GAND@gand.uscourts.gov or via mail to: U.S. District Court, Attn: Human Resources Manager, Vacancy #21-21, 75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Room 2013, Atlanta, GA 30303-3338.

See the full job description here. The position will remain open until filled.

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Staff Attorney | Probate Court of Douglas County

Salary: $52,000 - $60,000  

Job Description:

The probate staff attorney will provide assistance to judges in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions. Additionally, this position will be responsible for researching, compiling, comparing and organizing legal documents for judges and assisting judges in court proceedings. The law clerk may also assist the judges in making legal determinations. 

Qualifications:

  • Current membership in the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Three years as a licensed attorney.
  • Three years professional and legal experience preferred.
  • Must provide a written sample of legal analysis.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license (Class C), a satisfactory motor vehicle record, and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; if assigned, job duties require the use of a vehicle.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

To Apply:

Complete the online application here.

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Assistant Public Defender IV | Fulton County

Salary: $76,660 - $114,989

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Represents clients in court at various stages of cases.
  • Investigates and prepares cases for hearings and trials.
  • Represents clients at pre-trial conferences.
  • Coordinates post-adjudication/disposition/conviction follow-up and relief.
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Communicates with, advises and advocates for indigent clients.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Maintains and upgrades knowledge in appropriate legal fields.
  • Communicates with other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations within designated timeframes and per established procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by nine years of experience as a practicing criminal defense attorney, including lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Must be member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
     

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Deputy Attorney General | Prosecution Division | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
The deputy attorney general directs and supervises the prosecution division, which includes a staff of prosecutors, investigators and related staff. The division primarily handles investigations and prosecutions of white-collar and government corruption crimes against the state and human trafficking crimes on a statewide basis.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises all activities of the division;
  • Supervises and assists with the handling of all aspects of cases from investigation to trial;
  • Supervises the personnel function of the division, including recruitment and training of personnel, evaluation of work of personnel, monitoring leave balances and recommending personnel decisions;
  • Informs the attorney general, chief deputy attorney general, and chief of staff of significant legal and policy matters handled by the division;
  • Prepares legal reports on division activities;
  • Informs the chief of staff, chief deputy and operations division of operational, resource and equipment needs within the division;
  • Attends departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Handles special projects as required by the attorney general, chief deputy attorney general and chief of staff;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and a minimum of seven years of experience in prosecutions or a related area of law specific to the division; determined by the attorney general.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive trial experience;
  • Five or more years of supervisory and executive level management experience;
  • Seven or more years of prosecution experience.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience and bar year

Job Summary:
Duties include serving as the attorney and legal advisor for state agencies, departments, authorities and the governor; specific duties depend on the division. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hearings and appears in administrative hearings, state and federal courts to try cases, and argue motions and appeals;
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators and judges;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same.
  • Travel as required by the position;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Education/Elections/Local Government & Judiciary | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

Job Summary:
Attorneys in this section provide advice and representation to the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Department of Education, the Professional Standards Commission, the Secretary of State’s Election Division, the State Election Board, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, the Public Defenders Council, the Nonpublic Post-secondary Education Commission, the Office of Bar Admissions and the State Charter Schools Commission. Attorneys in the section also provide representation to the state’s judicial branch in non-monetary actions brought against appellate or superior court judges.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Litigates cases; 
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Provides training as needed to clients, the bar and the public on matters falling within the section’s area of practice
  • Travel as required by the position;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Post Conviction Litigation | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

Job Summary:
Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to:  preparing briefs on behalf of the state in all murder cases, with sentences of life or life without parole, in the Supreme Court of Georgia; and defending habeas corpus cases, in both state and federal courts, in which petitioners challenge their convictions and sentences which range from life without parole to misdemeanor punishment. Travel is required in this position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Litigates cases;
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Participates in multistate working groups;
  • Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators and judges;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required, makes presentations at same;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Civil Rights Section | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Part time, $35 per hour

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Attorneys in this section represent state officers and employees who are sued in their individual and official capacities in civil rights actions. This position typically works 20 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:
Member of the State Bar of Georgia and graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants with two or more years of civil rights related experience. Strong writing skills required.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Regional Counsel | Office of the General Counsel Region IV | Social Security Administration

Location: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Salary: $80,830 (GS 12 limited experience); $96,117 (GS-13 experienced)

The Office of the General Counsel generally hires attorneys with limited experience (GS 12) with a starting salary of $80,830 and above or experienced attorneys (GS-13) at a starting salary of $96,117 and above. The positions are located in the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta. All attorneys must be active members in good standing of the bar of any state, Washington, D.C. or U.S. Territory. Applicants should possess outstanding academic qualifications such as experience on Law Review or an equivalent legal journal, a Moot Court Team and academic standing in the top third of their law school class. Significant litigation and/or judicial clerkship experience is desirable. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills.  

Assistant regional counsel represent the Social Security Administration when decisions issued by the agency are subject to judicial review in federal court. Assistant regional counsel also provide guidance to and represent the agency in employment litigation before the EEOC, MSPB and labor arbitrators. There are also opportunities for attorneys to handle a variety of other legal issues including privacy and disclosure, civil rights and federal tort claims. 

To Apply:
Complete applications must include a resume, a copy of an official law school transcript, a legal writing sample (preferably a legal brief) and a cover letter. Veterans who qualify for a veteran preference must so indicate in a cover letter and submit a copy of the DD214. Applicants should identify current active Bar membership on their resume.   

Submit complete applications to the Office of the General Counsel at: ATL.OGC.Recruitment@ssa.gov.

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Current U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

Visit the U.S. Department of Justice website to search current attorney vacancies. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the U.S.D.O.J. may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.

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