POSITION: Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney
DEPARTMENT: District Attorney – Juvenile Court Division
The District Attorney’s Office of the Eastern Judicial Circuit has an opening for a Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Eastern Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Division, Savannah, GA. The Juvenile Court Division represents the State of Georgia in Juvenile Court. This division is responsible for prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases involving juveniles. Additionally, the division is responsible for prosecuting delinquent traffic offenses. The prosecutors in Juvenile Court work closely with the staff of Juvenile Court, the local school system and various agencies to insure that the community is protected and the interests of the juvenile are served.
Job Summary: Under the direction of the District Attorney, you will perform professional legal work in the evaluation, processing, and prosecution of criminal cases to fair and just disposition in the State court system. You will supervise several Assistant District Attorneys and administrative support personnel. You will review reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed, approve or return cases for more work, research alternative crimes, and research case law. You will also draft charging documents, evaluate and research potential defenses, negotiate resolutions to dispose of cases, and use discretion in dismissing cases not prosecutable. As Chief Deputy ADA, you will develop trial strategy for cases, as well as interview witnesses determine sentence recommendations, attend various court calendars, and attend pre-trial conferences with judges and defense attorneys. This role also subpoenas witnesses, researches and argues all pre-trial and post-trial motions, files motions timely, and complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents. Other duties may be assigned.
Note: During emergencies and disasters affecting Chatham County, you may be required to report to work as part of a disaster operations team.
Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. License to practice law in the State of Georgia. Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals. 5 years prosecutorial experience (2 of which licensed in GA) and 3-5 in a supervisory capacity.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Possess thorough knowledge of laws and court procedures of State and Federal legislation and case law regarding juvenile criminal law and procedure. Possess thorough knowledge of Georgia rules of Evidence, State and Federal case precedents, criminal trial practice, and ethical considerations and disciplinary rules. Possess thorough knowledge of State and local ordinance violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. Possess thorough knowledge of the principles, materials, methods, and practices of legal research. Possess ability to analyze and present in an orderly fashion complex legal issues, facts, evidence and precedence. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and in a team setting when needed. Superior leadership and supervision skills.
About Office of the District Attorney, Chatham County
The DA's Office is to prosecute criminals aggressively, seek justice for victims of crimes and advocate for the rights of victims, in an ethical and effective manner. The DA's Office is committed to working with other law enforcement officials and governmental agencies, local community organizations, the faith community and the private sector to strengthen crime prevention efforts in Chatham County.
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