Department of Law
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
Regulated Industries and Professions – Regulated Public Interests
Annual Salary Range: $65,000.00 Minimum
(Salary Commensurate w/ experience)
The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. The Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Health and Social Services section of our Government Services & Employment Division.
- To move forward in the recruiting process ALL External applicants are required to:
- Attach a current Resume
- Cover Letter
- Attach “Department of Law Employment Application“
(click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
- Attach two (2) writing samples
- Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts
- Attach copies of official law school transcripts
- Answer all prescreening questions
Job Title: Assistant Attorney General
Attorneys in this Section provide legal advice and representation to the Office of Health Planning of the Department of Community Health, the Georgia Public Service Commission, the Access to Medical Cannabis Commission and the Insurance Commissioner, as well as representing the State in antitrust cases. For the Office of Health Planning and the Public Service Commission, attorneys represent the divisions of the agency before hearing officers and agency heads, and then defend the final agency decision on appeal. For the Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, attorneys advise the client on the implementation of the Hope Act, and defends its selection of licensees. While this Section represents the Insurance Commissioner’s office in contested cases and rulemakings, the bulk of the work has related to the liquidation of insolvent insurance companies, which can involve bringing claims against parties that contributed to the insolvency of an insurance company as well as defending the Insurance Commissioner against claims the liquidation was mishandled. The antitrust work for this Section generally involves federal/state or multistate litigation. In addition to these areas, the Section also represents the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity, the Trauma Care Network Commission, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, the Secretary of State’s Office in selected areas, the Commission on Women and the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund. Finally, the Section represents the State in data breach, Class Action Fairness Act and payday lending matters.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Participates in administrative hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
- Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
- Attends depositions; works with expert witnesses;
- Participates in settlement negotiations;
- Prepares discovery requests and responses.
- 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
- Travel, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required)
- 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.
Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
- Some litigation experience
- Excellent writing skills
Employment is contingent upon completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.
Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver to background check, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter, and copies of official college transcripts.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.