Department of Juvenile Justice
OFFICE OF LEGAL SERVICES

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Job Announcement

Job Title : ATTORNEY 3   Position Number : 00169754  
Location : DECATUR (DEKALB COUNTY) Opening Date : 08/31/17  
Job Number : LEP022 Closing Date : OPEN

Hiring Range From : $46,310.72
Hiring Range To : $66,158.17
Pay Grade : M

Duties & Responsibilities :   
Under broad supervision, provides analysis and/or recommendations on legal issues within the scope and authority of the agency. Acts as a liaison or representative between the agency and Department of Law. Reviews investigative reports and identifies areas that require further investigation. Researches and analyzes current statutory and case law affecting the agency and/or programs. Represents agency in administrative hearings or as a client to the Department of Law. Provides training for other staff. Provides research and analysis of legal, policy and environmental issues. Provides legal services such as writing articles and drafting new or amended legislation or regulations. Provides analysis, answers, or recommendations regarding legal, liability and/or risk-management issues. Prepares grant and contract proposals, and administers contracts with funding agencies. Participates in the preparation and coordination of cases prior to and during court trials and administrative hearings. Participates in the implementation of settlements, agreements, and/or legal judgments within approved guidelines. Implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of departmental processes and activities. Identifies and resolves, or assists in the resolution of, legal problems. Drafts amendments to existing contracts and standardized letters and notices related to administrative legal procedures. Develops, oversees, and implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of department processes. Coordinates and implements due process procedures and procedures for appeals. Acts as a resource to answer questions and evaluates the status of reimbursements or recoupments. May supervise and/or direct the work of others. Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision

  

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 Two years of relevant legal experience
OR
Two years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 2 (LEP021)
  

Preferred Qualifications :   
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

1. Must possess strong writing and analytical skills.

2. Experience in Juvenile Justice and Advocacy.

3. Experience with employment law and contract review.


NOTES:

1. This announcement may close prior to the closing date without further notice, once a satisfactory pool of applicants has been identified.

2. Due to high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

3. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history and motor vehicle background check and, if applicable, must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  

Notes:
This announcement may close prior to the closing date without further notice once a satisfactory pool of applicants has been identified.
Due to high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history and motor vehicle background check and, if applicable must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The Department of Juvenile Justice offers competitive salaries, career opportunities, and an excellent benefits package. To view a list of benefits offered for most of our positions, click here:
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THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.   To apply, click HERE to login or create an applicant profile. The designated contact person will only be able to provide generic information concerning this announcement. Status updates on your resume/application will not be available at the phone number or email address provided. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Contact Details :   
Kim Brimm
3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone : 404-508-7243
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